After a successful couple of years at UC Berkeley, the World Gold Council brought its flagship Executive Programme in Reserve Asset Management to the University of Cambridge in 2016.
As part of our industry consultation on the development of a Shariah Standard for gold, we recently held two seminars in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, to launch an exposure draft of the new Standard to interested market participants.
The LBMA’s annual conference, now in its 16th year, attracts leading participants and experts from the bullion markets across the world who discuss a range of topical issues affecting the precious metals markets. The World Gold Council has a very active programme of engagement at the event, and will have a content-rich stand in the exhibition space, communicating a range of our key insights and outputs. We will also have key spokespeople in attendance, including individuals from our Government Affairs and China teams.
The World Gold Council is attending MINEX this year, to develop a deeper understanding and build closer relationships with the Russian gold market and mining sector. Senior figures from the organisation will be present at the event both on the exhibition floor (Stand No. 1) and on the main stage, with presentations on the future of gold demand and the socio-economic impacts of gold mining.
The second edition of The World Gold Council Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution report, covering 2013 data, was issued on 23 October 2014. This report further demonstrated the impact the responsible gold mining industry has in supporting economic development in host countries by looking at the distribution of the money spent by gold mining companies. Responsible gold mining can contribute substantially to social and economic development but it is important to take a realistic view of the role it can play and contribution it can make.