Krishan Gopaul

Senior Analyst, EMEA

World Gold Council

Krishan joined the World Gold Council in early 2011, and works within the Research team. He has previously held positions at Barclays Global Investors, Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of New York Mellon, focusing on investment and market data analysis for both asset management and servicing.

Krishan has a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in Economics from the University of Essex, and a Masters in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Central banks show little sign of buyer fatigue in February

Central bank gold buying momentum showed no signs of stalling in February. Reported global gold reserves rose by 52t during the month – the eleventh consecutive month of net purchases – following January's 74t. 1 This excludes updated data for Russia (more on that below), but still maintains the upward trend (based on the 12-month moving average) since June 2022.