Thursday, October 1, 2020

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The gold price has over recent months reached new record highs. Among investors, gold appears to have gained attractiveness as an investment class. What are the reasons? Is this trend here to stay or just temporary, what are possible side effects, are rising demand and the elevated valuations of gold sustainable? What are policy implications? To shed light on these questions, this e-conference addresses the following questions:

Scientific coordination: Fabian Eser, ECB and SUERF, Ernest Gnan, OeNB and SUERF

Webinar programme

Welcome:  Ernest Gnan, SUERF and OeNB

Session 1: The structure of the gold market, and implications for price trends and outlook
 Moderation: Beat Siegenthaler, Global Macro Advisor, UBS

                      The strategic case for gold, recent market developments and outlook for gold
                      John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council


Drivers of the gold market – implications for price trends and outlook

                      James Steel, Chief Precious Metals Analyst, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc

Session 2: Trends in the gold market from a central banker’s perspective

Recent and longer-term developments in the gold market: a central banking perspective:  Benoit Gilson, Head of Foreign Exchange and Gold, BIS

Session 3: Gold as an investment vehicle – opportunities and risks, pros and cons

Gold from an investor’s perspective: Andrew Matthews, Global Head of Precious Metals Distribution, UBS
Gold equity funds:  Thomas Holl, Director, Natural Resources, BlackRock

                      The market for gold bullion coins:  Gerhard Starsich, CEO, Austrian Mint