Gold Investor is designed to assess the impact of topical issues on gold, with insights and analysis from some of the world’s most influential central bankers and market commentators. In this edition Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, suggests gold has a clear role to play in a world dominated by ‘radical uncertainty.’ John Nugée, independent Consultant and former Chief Manager of the Reserves of the Bank of England, discusses gold and the Brexit referendum. Shayne McGuire from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas reveals why it is invested in gold and James Steel, Chief Commodities Analyst at HSBC, offers his prognosis of the gold price.
Misguided policies and economic risk
In this edition, Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, discusses global economic prospects, the limits of monetary policy and the role of gold in a world dominated by ‘radical uncertainty.’
"I am very struck by the fact that over many many years, central banks, governments and individuals have always, despite the protestations of economists, held some gold in their portfolio."
An investor’s guide to surviving the UK referendum
John Nugée, independent Consultant and former Chief Manager of Reserves of the Bank of England, assesses gold’s place in investment portfolios against the backdrop of the Brexit referendum.
"Whatever the outcome, an investment in gold is likely to not underperform, and in some scenarios might outperform strongly."
How Texas teachers invested in gold
Shayne McGuire from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas explains why the 8th largest pension fund in the United States has allocated part of its portfolio to gold.
"Ultimately, our decision to invest in gold as an asset separate from commodities was based on the diversification benefits to the overall portfolio."
And Jiao Jinpu, chairman of the Shanghai Gold Exchange, discusses the new Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price and its impact on the gold market in China and beyond.
"The Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price has triggered strong interest from overseas institutions, which are seeking cooperation with the Shanghai Gold Exchange on various applications of the Benchmark Price."