Past eventNominees Breakfast Briefing

Gold and the International Monetary System

14 February 2012 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Dr Paola Subacchi, Research Director, International Economics, Chatham House
Bill Allen, Specialist Adviser, House of Commons Treasury Committee and Former Deputy Director, Financial Stability, Bank of England
Chair: Dr DeAnne Julius, Chairman, Chatham House



Concern about the performance of the international monetary system has led policymakers to consider the possibility of a new role for gold.

The Chatham House Gold Taskforce was set up to consider this. The findings of the taskforce show that in the transition to an increasingly multi-polar world, gold can be expected to play a significant role in the international monetary system. Gold can serve as a valuable hedge and safe haven, particularly in times of economic uncertainty. However, it is also imperative that the role of gold remains limited to avoid hindering the international monetary system's performance or creating constraints on national economic policies.

Read more about the Chatham House Gold Taskforce.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only.

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.