Investment Summit on Gold 2019

Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street

The role of gold in an era of uncertainty

We are pleased to invite you to the World Gold Council, Tsinghua PBC School of Finance and the China Gold Association’s Investment Summit on Gold 2019 – China. The conference brings together leading industry experts, asset owners, academics, policymakers and official institutions to discuss the major long-term challenges facing investors today.

This year’s speakers will discuss: the economic growth outlook for China and other major world economies; the major sources of risk and uncertainty in 2019 and the end of quantitative easing. They will consider the implications for official sector institutions, institutional investors’ asset allocation and for gold market demand.

The conference keynote speech will be given by Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

Topics will include:

  • The challenges and opportunities of China’s economic and financial market development

  • The shifting global economy, the economic outlook for China, India and the region, and the impact on gold demand

  • Major sources of global financial uncertainty and the response of the official sector

  • The role of gold in central banking: an emerging market perspective

  • Developments in China’s insurance and asset management sector

  • The investment case for gold and its role in institutional investment portfolios in the new era of economic uncertainty

Speakers at the conference (in order of appearance) include:

  • Mr. Song Xin, Chairman, China Gold Association
  • Mr. David Tait, Chief Executive Officer, World Gold Council
  • Ms. Wu Xiaoling, Former Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBC), Dean of the PBC School of Finance (PBCSF), Tsinghua University
  • Mr. Jiao Jinpu, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange
  • Mr. Jiang Yan, Chairman, Shanghai Futures Exchange
  • Mr. Cai Esheng, Former Vice Chairman of China Banking Regulatory Commission, Chairman of the Finance Centre for South-South Cooperation
  • Mr. John Reade, Chief Market Strategist and Head of Research, World Gold Council
  • Mr. Roland Wang, Managing Director, China, World Gold Council
  • Prof. Danny Quah, Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
  • Prof. Zhou Hao, Associate Dean, PBC School of Finance
  • Dr. Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman, CERG Advisory and former Chief Economist, Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, Former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • Ms. Natalie Dempster, Managing Director, Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council
  • Mr. An Qilei, Deputy Director of the Special Committee of the Chinese Finance Society (CFS), Former Deputy Director of the People's Bank of China
  • Ms. Isabelle Strauss-Kahn, former Lead Financial Officer, World Bank and former Director of Market Operations, Banque de France
  • Dr. Tatiana Fic, Director, World Gold Council, Former Head of the Macroeconomic Projections Division at the National Bank of Poland
  • Mr. Zhou Yanli, Former Deputy Party Secretary and Vice Chairman of China Insurance Regulatory Commission
  • Mr. Wang Zhongmin, Former Vice President, National Council for Social Security Fund
  • Mr. Joe Cavatoni, Managing Director, USA and ETFs, World Gold Council
  • Mr. Cao Deyun, Executive Vice Chairman and Secretary General, Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC)
  • Mr. Xu Zhiyan, Assistant General Manager, General Manager of Indexing & Quantitative Investment Division, Huaan Fund Management Co. Ltd
  • Mr. Zheng Ke, Executive Director, FOF/MOM Investment Department, Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd.
  • Mr. Gary Dugan, CEO, Purple Asset Management

Key information

2nd Floor Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street, 1 Jin Cheng Fang Street East Financial Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100033, China.

15th April 2019.

Registration will be from 8:30am, with the conference starting at 9:00am and finishing at 6:00pm. An informal dinner will follow.