Reserve asset management
The World Gold Council is working with The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and Amanie Advisors to develop a Shariah Standard on Gold.
The past few years have seen a fundamental shift in central banks' behaviour with respect to gold. Since 2010, they have been net buyers of gold, driven in part by uncertainty over the future of the international monetary systems and the need to diversify reserves.
Gold can help central bank officials to manage market risk, improve portfolio performance and preserve national wealth.
The next Executive Programme in Gold Reserves Management will take place in the United Kingdom in late 2016. Leading the 2016 programme will be distinguished speakers and global experts from the World Gold Council and wider industry and market experts. Central bankers from around the world will be in attendance to take part in this world-leading programme.
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How the market works
The gold market operates through a well-established infrastructure of market makers and clearing. Gold trading, clearing and vaulting is determined around a number of clearly-defined standards.
View a short film on how gold is traded by gold market makers.