Gold: the missing element for portfolio returns

As the coronavirus situation continues, the PLSA is taking measures to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, members and stakeholders and, we hope, to help reduce the impact on the NHS. In light on this we are therefore postponing the teach-in. If you have any questions please contact Anna Dixon:  |  0207 601 1765


Are you overlooking gold as an investment? Do you think gold is volatile?  Maybe you find it hard to value?

Gold is a strategic asset that provides investors with returns and diversification when they need it.

We will look at gold’s positive impact on portfolios and also address the key barriers to investment. In addition, we will explain gold’s ESG credentials and look at gold and climate change.

Please join us to learn more about gold’s role as a strategic asset.

What you’ll learn

  • Gold’s role as a strategic asset
  • Gold’s key role in a portfolio: a source of long-term returns, a diversifier that can mitigate losses in times of market stress, a liquid asset with no credit risk with returns comparable to other investable asset classes, a means to enhance overall portfolio performance
  • Gold’s ESG credentials
  • Introduction to Qaurum, a tool to help you value gold


John Reade

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

If you have any questions about the teach-in please contact Anna Dixon:
0207 601 1765  |

Key info


Due to the ongoing situation we are revising the date and format of this event.


Free for PLSA members.
(Please note that PLSA teach-ins are only open to PLSA Fund members.)


CIOs, trustees and consultants.