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Tue, 02 Feb


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The Midas Touch

What role can gold play in portfolios in 2021 and beyond?

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The Midas Touch

Time & Location

02 Feb 2021, 15:00 – 16:00

Live via Zoom

About the Event

The gold market has undergone significant change over the past two decades, and in the last year, gold emerged as one of the best performing major assets in 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic.

Gold benefits from diverse sources of demand: as an investment, a reserve asset, a luxury good and a technology component. It is a highly liquid yet scarce asset, historically preserving its value over time. Gold carries an emotional, cultural and financial value to different people across the globe who buy gold for different reasons, often influenced by a range of national socio-cultural factors, local market conditions and wider macro-economic drivers.

During this webinar, John Reade, Chief Market Strategist and Managing Director of Research at the World Gold Council, will discuss the case for gold as a strategic tool to address the challenges investors face. He will aim to dispel some of the many misperceptions around gold: that its merely a tactical hedging tool, there are better ways to protect against inflation, it only preserves capital, to name a few.

Zhoufei Shi, Investment Strategist at Cardano, will then share his experience in analysing gold and discuss how it may be implemented in client portfolios, as well as the investment benefits it can bring.

John Reade

Chief Market Strategist and Managing Director of Research, World Gold Council

John Reade joined the World Gold Council in 2017 as Chief Market Strategist. He has more than 30 years’ experience in gold, working in mines, investment banks and hedge funds. He leads the research team and is a member of the World Gold Councils’ executive committee.

Zhoufei Shi

Investment Strategist, Cardano

Before joining Cardano, Zhoufei worked at Capital Generation Partners for three and a half years as a Senior Associate and was in charge of formulating the firm’s macro views. Prior to that he worked at Credit Suisse for over two and a half years as an Analyst in the Global Strategy team within the Fixed Income & Economics Research Department of the Investment Bank.

Zhoufei graduated from the London School of Economics in 2009 with a BSc. in Government and Economics.

Who is the World Gold Council?

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Their role is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership and be the global authority on the gold market. The membership of the World Gold Council includes the world’s leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies. They promote gold as a mainstream asset class by enhancing institutional and retail investor understanding of gold as part of a balanced portfolio and by supporting clear and consistent global standard setting on all issues including ESG to reinforce integrity, transparency and trust across the value chain. They also strive to develop a fair, effective and accessible gold market by engaging global governments and policy makers. To access data, thought leading research and insights on the gold market published by The World Gold Council visit their website

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