LBMA-i shortlisted for Breakthrough Solution of the Year award by S&P Global Platts

  • 23/03/2018

LBMA-i is in the finals of the S&P Global Metals Awards 2018 in the category Breakthrough Solution of the Year.

LBMA-i is the trade reporting service for the bullion market, delivered by Simplitium in partnership with Autilla. The service was formed in direct response to London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA’s) demand for a cost-effective and simplified reporting vehicle that improves the transparency, generates liquidity and meets regulatory demand in the bullion market. To achieve this, the service collates anonymous and aggregated data from LBMA members and will begin publishing the total volumes traded in Q2 2018.

LBMA 2018 Precious Metals Forecast Survey Debate

  • 31/01/2018

Following yesterday’s launch of the LBMA’s 2018 Precious Metals Forecast Survey, the LBMA hosted a debate on precious metal prices during 2018.  Jon Spall, LBMA Senior Advisor and of G-Cubed Metals, moderated the debate between Rhona O’Connell,  Head of Metals, Commodity Research and Forecasts, Thomson Reuters GFMS and Tom Kendall, Head of Precious Metals Sales, ICBC Standard Bank. Listen to the debate here

LBMA 2018 Precious Metals Forecast Survey Published

  • 30/01/2018

Strongly divergent views dominate this year’s forecasts with the 34 analysts divided on the paths that precious metal prices will take in 2018. Opinions differ as to the level of US real interest rates, the likely impact of geopolitical factors and the pace of global economic growth. LBMA contributors are divided as to what will have the greater impact and hence they have received forecasts for gold as high as $1,510 and as low as $1,120 and it’s a similar story for the other metals. Read the full survey here

LME WEEK 2017: Metals after MiFID II

  • 01/11/2017

You’ve heard your broker talk about MiFID II but what does it mean for you and other industrial users wanting to hedge metals price risk?

LBMA-i mentioned in World Gold Council's 'Gold Investor' Magazine

  • 23/10/2017

Ruth Crowell, chief executive of the LBMA, discusses the importance of bringing transparency to the OTC precious metals market and how LBMA-i is striving to achieve this. Read the article titled 'LBMA – Delivering transparency and integrity' in the September 2017 edition of the 'Gold Investor'.

Ruth Crowell is interviewed on Bloomberg Markets AM

  • 20/10/2017

LBMA’s CEO, Ruth Crowell was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio at the 2017 Global Precious Metals Conference in Barcelona. She discusses market trends and bringing greater transparency to trading. Listen to a recording here.

London’s gold amount revealed in transparency move

  • 01/08/2017

The figures on London’s physical store of gold mark the latest step by the LBMA to improve the transparency of the market. It will be followed by the publication of trade reporting data, a move the LBMA says will provide a gross turnover figure for physical gold trading in London. Boat Service, in partnership with Autilla, will deliver the trade publication service to improve the transparency of the market. Read the full article here

Demystifying London's Gold and Silver Vault Holdings

  • 31/07/2017

As at 31 March, 2017 there were 7,449 tonnes of gold, valued at $298 billion and 32,078 tonnes of silver valued at $19 billion. This equates to approximately 596,000 gold bars and 1,069,255 silver bars. Publication of aggregate physical holdings is the first step in reporting for the London Precious Metals Market. The next step is trade reporting. The collection of trade data will add transparency to the market and provide gross turnover for the Loco London market. Previously, gross turnover had been calculated from one-off surveys or estimated from the clearing statistics. LBMA-i is proud to be the vehicle to deliver the trade reporting service to improve the transparency in the London Bullion market. Read the full article here