Mark Soley, creator of the trophy, said, “No other metal is quite like platinum. When you see it in the flesh, it has a brilliance that you can’t achieve with any other metal. What certainly stands out is its density; and when the athletes pick it up, it’s noticeable that it’s something pretty special.”
Given its density, resistance to corrosion, catalytic properties and its beauty, platinum has long been widely used in medicine, industry and jewellery. However, one of the most compelling uses of platinum is as an investment asset. In a private pension or portfolio, the metal can function as a long-term store of value, in much the same way as gold, but with upside benefits associated with growth in industrial use.
Investing in platinum is easy: you may choose from the many bars and coins available, opt for allocated ownership through an online account, or buy a listed platinum exchange-traded fund (ETF) through a broker or bank. Most platinum ETFs are physically backed by vaulted platinum.