Alistair Hewitt

Alistair Hewitt

Head of Market Intelligence

World Gold Council

Alistair is a Director at the World Gold Council and leads the Market Intelligence Group. 

With analysts in London, Mumbai and Shanghai, the Market Intelligence Group is responsible for producing gold market insights. The pillar of this programme is Gold Demand Trends, the World Gold Council’s quarterly flagship publication surveying developments in the global gold market. In addition to this, his team produces research and insights on other regions and sectors. 

Prior to joining the World Gold Council, Alistair managed the Bank of England’s Market Intelligence programme, ensuring financial market insights informed policy-makers on the Monetary and Financial Policy Committees.

Alistair has an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London and a BSc in Economics from the University of Birmingham.

Gold: thriving on lower interest rates

It’s old news that the world economy is suffering. Ongoing trade tensions between the US China (and elsewhere too), the draining Brexit saga, as well as a myriad of other geopolitical uncertainties, have taken their toll. Global growth is slowing, and investors are downbeat on world economic prospects. Recession in many major economies is now a real possibility... As a result, central banks around the world have been busy cutting rates.