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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.

Alistair Hewitt
Head of Market Intelligence
World Gold Council

Back in 2016 when negative yields were last a hot topic we published this note... Market Update: Gold in a world of negative interest rates https://t.co/Kdq05K2k82. Key message: Investors should consider doubling their gold allocations amid negative interest rates #gold#blog https://t.co/8UBHo5cHtQ

Negative-yielding government debt tops $10tn once more https://t.co/gwNmMPl6PP

Alistair Hewitt
Head of Market Intelligence
World Gold Council

Iran was a major driver of the growth in coin demand last year. The market trebled from just under 20t in 2017 to just over 60t in 2018. https://t.co/308Ytz6Jxu

Global bar and coin demand rose 4% in 2018. Bar sales were steady at 782t, whilst the coin market saw a surge of 26%, the second highest level on record. Find more #GoldDemandTrends: https://t.co/4foKcplcqn https://t.co/LaZXY0kj0Q