The global head of investment research at the World Gold Council (WGC) had finished his lecture “The strategic case for gold as an asset class” at the 2012 Bloomberg Precious Metals Conference in New York. As a result of the market collapse in 2008 and the ongoing euro crisis, investors and security worldwide had on their heads, and many in the room asked if gold would provide preservation of capital and improve the overall risk-return tradeoff of their portfolios. At … Read more »

The global head of investment research at the World Gold Council (WGC) had finished his lecture “The strategic case for gold as an asset class” at the 2012 Bloomberg Precious Metals Conference in New York. As a result of the market collapse in 2008 and the ongoing euro crisis, investors and security worldwide had on their heads, and many in the room asked if gold would provide preservation of capital and improve the overall risk-return tradeoff of their portfolios. At the same time, the persistent attempt was in the gold price since 2001, which was mentioned in the presentation of a cause for concern. Gold was a safe haven, it was proved to be in 2008 and 2009, or was it an asset class at the peak of a bubble? The investment case for gold is worthy of consideration.
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Pedro Matos
Richard Evans
Source: Darden School of Business
14 pages.
Release Date: 29 August 2012. Prod #: UV6524-PDF-ENG
Gold as a portfolio diversifier: The World Gold Council and investing in gold HBR case solution

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