LBMA Media Centre

This is a dedicated area of the LBMA website devoted to keeping you up to date with the latest news updates, as well as past and present Press Releases, Publications and Speeches.

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Press Releases

Past and present statements and Press Releases from the LBMA.

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LBMA publications past and present including articles from the Alchemist.

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From past and present LBMA conferences, seminars and forums.

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The Great Financial Crisis of 1914

Monday, March 31, 2014

Based on his new book, Professor Roberts provides a fascinating insight into the financial crisis of 1914 and compares it with the recent financial crisis.   Read More

The LBMA Rings the NYSE Closing Bell

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The LBMA recently had the honour of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Read more about this historic event and why the day was so special for the LBMA Executive and guests who were in attendance.   Read More

Platinum and Palladium Availability

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A consideration of the key themes which are expected to impact on the inventories and availability of platinum and palladium. With significant deficits forecast for both metals the expectation is that prices will increase, but not necessarily just yet.   Read More

Algorithmic Trading Facts and Fantasies

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An explanation of how systematic traders like AHL use mathematical models to try and predict the future path of prices, and why AHL uses algorithmic execution to increase speed and efficiency, with the ultimate aim of increasing investor returns by driving down trading costs.   Read More

Market Dynamics: India, Asia and the World

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

An assessment of the market dynamics in Asia and the rest of the World and the potential impact that factors including recent government policy may have on the short-term and long-term demand for gold in India.   Read More

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A review of this fascinating exhibition at the British Museum, which runs until 23 March 2014. With more than 300 pieces on display it powerfully brings to life the sophisticated metal working techniques employed by Colombian craftsmen over more than 3,500 years.   Read More

Managing Post-Trade Risk in Precious Metals Portfolios - Susan Hinko & Mattias Palm, TriOptima

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Portfolio compression, also known as multilateral early termination, of OTC derivative portfolios has arrived in the precious metals derivatives market and is gaining traction. In March 2013, TriOptima completed the first portfolio compression cycle for precious metals forwards and swaps, terminating $7.2 billion in notional principal outstandings. Six institutions were able to reduce their gross positions in gold and silver, unlocking regulatory capital and reducing collateral requirements. Additional precious metals cycles are scheduled for later this year.   Read More