Global Commodities expert Leon Westgate from Standard Bank, London is coming to Jersey next week to talk about how worldwide events, in particular the current crisis in the Ukraine, are impacting precious metals. The seminar, being hosted by GoldMoney, will focus on platinum and palladium which are seeing rising prices amid tension with Russia and strikes in South Africa.
The lunchtime seminar host is GoldMoney’s Head of European Business Development, Martyn White: ‘Both platinum and palladium supplies are a cause for concern at the moment. Both metals are used for industrial purposes and so any interruption in supply will obviously have an impact. I am delighted that we have been able to secure commodities expert Leon Westgate who will be able to share his extensive experience of the precious metals market.’
Leon, Commodities Strategist with Standard Bank in London, joined the bank as a commodities analyst in 2007. He supports the bank’s base and precious metals desks around the globe. He has an Honours degree in Geology and a Masters Degree in Mineral Project Appraisal.
The seminar will look at how and where platinum and palladium are mined, how they compare to gold and silver, and forecast future demand.
The lunchtime seminar takes place on Monday 12th May at the Grande Suite, Grand Jersey between 12.30 and 2pm. A certificate of attendance is available upon request.