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Forthcoming Platinum Quarterly publication dates

18th November 2020: Third Quarter 2020, Full Year Forecast 2020 and 2021

10th March 2021: Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020, Full Year Forecast 2021

13-15th August, 2020

WPIC delivered a keynote speech at the 10th China Auto Forum in Shanghai, hosted from Aug 13 to Aug 15 in Shanghai by the China Automobile Manufacturers Association (CAAM), with support from the World Automobile Organization (OICA)

  • Weibin Deng’s speech focused on the importance of platinum in the hydrogen industry value chain and substitution in ICE vehicles
  • It was delivered to the Hydrogen Energy Industry Development and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation sub-forum
  • Copies of WPIC’s detailed Platinum and Palladium Essentials research studies were distributed at the forum

11th August, 2020

WPIC co-hosted a Platinum Market Conference in Beijing, with China Gold News and the Beijing Gold Economic Development Research Centre (BGEDRC)

  • Attended by over 60 Beijing-based reporters from 40 state-run and internet media
  • Speakers: Weibin Deng, WPIC Regional Head of Asia Pacific; BGEDRC; the China Recycle Associaion; the State Assayer (NGTC)
  • Further conferences to follow this month in Shanghai (in cooperation with Shanghai Gold Exchange) and Shenzhen

5th August, 2020

In this video interview, Trevor Raymond, Director of Research, chats with Martin Creamer from Mining Weekly on how platinum is continuing to attract strong investor interest.

Topics discussed include:

  • Platinum as an investment asset
  • Investment in platinum as a physical metal: Strong platinum bar and coin purchases as well as rising ETF inflows to date in 2020
  • Platinum group metals

24th July 2020

In collaboration with the Japan Bullion Market Association (JBMA), WPIC commenced a monthly online program called “PLATINUM FOCUS” on YouTube. Its purpose is to disseminate to the basics about Platinum and Palladium, and dive in the latest and hottest topics/news in PGMs. External guest speakers such as industrial experts or veterans in related areas will be invited to join the program occasionally.

The first introductory episode of the program is in 4 parts and has so far received 11,000 views:

  • Basic knowledge about platinum & palladium
  • Historical price movements
  • Investment methods/product line-up
  • Introduction to WPIC reports introduction

20th April, 2020

In this podcast, Trevor Raymond, Director of Research, discusses the investment case for platinum with Andrew Monk from VSA Capital

Topics discussed include:

  • Why invest in platinum?
  • Fundamental drivers which are key to the investment case for platinum
  • Supply & demand trends

27th March, 2020

In this Precious Metals Strategy Briefing webinar recording, Trevor Raymond, Director of Research, discusses the investment case for platinum with Simon Smith from ETF Strategy

Topics discussed include:

  • Brief background on WPIC and its remit
  • Platinum supply and demand context
  • How to invest
  • Liquidity
  • Why invest in platinum (including the role of gold (precious), palladium (substitution), climate change (CO2 and automotive trends)

12th November, 2019

In this webinar, Trevor Raymond, World Platinum Investment Council, Bill Humphrey, New Direction Trust Company and Dan Jay, BullionVault, discuss the reasons why precious metals investment are a good way to diversify your portfolio.

Topics discussed include:

  • How platinum is used throughout the world
  • Platinum’s supply and demand
  • Platinum as a portfolio diversifier
  • Self-directed investment plans
  • How to invest in platinum with your IRA
  • Physical precious metals online markets