Institutional investors have become the dominant shareholders in the largest gold mining companies, with implications for their activities.* In the early 2000s, institutional investors (highly capitalised financial players such as hedge funds and pension funds) have increasingly turned to owning gold mining companies as a form of speculative investment. In a context of rising gold prices, holding gold mining stocks (thus … Continue reading Who owns the world’s largest gold producers?
by Julie de los Reyes How gold has circulated matters for understanding the impetus for gold extraction. A recent presentation in London on the gold market’s outlook served as a reminder on the importance of paying attention not only to the production of things, but also how they are circulated. For industry analysts, the linkages are … Continue reading Another take on gold mining