Consultation launches on Retail Gold Investment Principles

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, has today published a consultation paper on its new Retail Gold Investment Principles.

These Principles are designed to set the bar for product providers across the market and further encourage retail investors to place their trust in gold. It is envisaged that greater trust will benefit customers and product providers alike, creating value and driving demand across the industry.
The Principles are aimed primarily at the providers of unregulated gold investment products, encouraging best practice, so that customers can feel confident in this important market segment.

Adoption of the Principles and implementation of best practice are key to fostering trust which will help the retail gold industry grow and fulfil its potential.
The consultation will run until Friday 3rd April 2020 and we will be seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders across the retail gold market.  Input can be provided through an online survey.

The draft Principles and the consultation questionnaire can be accessed here

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For further information please contact:

Hannah Brandstaetter
World Gold Council
T +44 207 826 4701
[email protected]

Eloise Cazalet
T +44 203 047 2587
[email protected]

World Gold Council

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market. 

We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors. We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society. 

The membership of the World Gold Council includes the world’s leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies.