What we do
The Government Affairs team works with policymakers and influencers globally, such as central bankers, politicians, regulators, academics and the financial services industry, equipping them with tools and research to make an informed decision about the role of gold.
The World Gold Council is a regular contributor to public and closed door discussions on the role of gold in reserve asset management. Our research examines the optimal strategic allocation to gold for reserve managers. We provide in-depth analysis assessing how gold can help to manage macro-economic risks and enhance liquidity in periods of financial distress. We also offer closed door training workshops for mid-level reserve managers on the gold market.
In an era of heightened macro-economic risks and much needed financial sector reform, policymakers are challenging existing policy frameworks. The Government Affairs team works to ensure that gold’s unique characteristics are considered within these debates, as new roles for gold emerge.
Regular publications from our in-house thought leaders and industry experts, along with prominent academics and think tanks, provide informed views, research, and high-level advisory services to central bankers, policymakers, regulators and investors around the world.
The World Gold Council aims to create freedom for all individuals to own gold, unhindered by punitive tax treatments or regulatory barriers. Our Government Affairs team works toward fair treatment for gold relative to its competition, whether as a monetary asset, investment or luxury good. Our efforts focus on the removal of existing or threatened barriers to purchase or ownership.
The World Gold Council is the primary source of the most up to date information on official gold holdings.