Manfred Matzinger-Leopold, Executive Director, Austrian Mint spoke to Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA about the many security features essential to ensuring the purity and authenticity of gold, which technologies are used and why, and the benefits of being able to track the movement of gold from refinery to seller.
Geoforensic Passport of Mined Gold
Dr Barbara Beck (The University of Lausanne) and Dr Jonathan Jodry (Metalor) announce that they have developed a “Geoforensic Passport” – a breakthrough scientific approach that validates the origin of doré received by refineries.
Evolution of Central Banks Gold Operations
Isabelle Strauss-Kahn (Non-Executive Director, LBMA) and Simon Weeks (LBMA Senior Advisor) discussed gold's role as a strategic reserve asset, how the gold decision making process occurs and the operational challenges within this market.
Where Did the Gold Go? Precious Metals Losses in Refineries
This presentation by Michael B Mooiman (Franklin Pierce University) highlights the variability inherent in physical inventory results and the accompanying losses or gains.