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How the rising gold price impact Gold Vaults?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gold price is undeniably at its peak this year. This price hike provides a favorable way for the investors and mining companies to earn elevated profits. But at the same time, insuring this precious metal is getting dearer. Gold bullions are the most precious and safest asset to invest in, ever since the ancient times. […]
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Gold price is undeniably at its peak this year. This price hike provides a favorable way for the investors and mining companies to earn elevated profits. But at the same time, insuring this precious metal is getting dearer.

Gold bullions are the most precious and safest asset to invest in, ever since the ancient times. Even if the metal is expensive, the demand never declines.

Gold thefts

These piles of yellow bars are subject to thefts and burglary. Clear evidence of many thefts can be found from centuries. All these incidents show the demand for this yellow metal.

Reportedly, 3 tons of this yellow metal were robbed from a warehouse near Heathrow airport in 1983. Lloyd’s of London paid out for the lost metal, which is around $180 million in today’s value. So there arises the need of this metal to be insured.

Insurance for Gold  vaults

The problem arises when insurers place a limit on how much financial exposure they will assume for each vault.

Gold price peaked up to 37% this year. So as the price increases, the number of insurable ounces at each site naturally shrinks.

“In other words, due to insurance caps, the number of bullion bars you can hold in a vault shrinks as the price of gold rallies.” Bloomberg reports.

But this is not a concern for the big bullion holders. Because their holdings of gold bars are too valuable to insure. Companies such as JP Morgan Chase & Co. and HSBC Holdings Plc assume the liability themselves.

Still this insurance might be useful for gold stored in places like the warehouse near Heathrow and strong rooms of vaults buried under Swiss Alps.

“The limiting factor in these businesses is not the space, it is the insurance. You could put all the gold in the world in a large storage space, but you would never be able to get the insurance for it.”  Says Ludwig Karl, Board member of Swiss Gold Safe Ltd., which manages vaults in the Alps.

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Insurance is always the limiting factor. But apart from insurance, the best possible way for the safety of this asset is to build more strongrooms.

Risk can be made minimal through spreading. Because the places of deposit are not limited to just one or two locations.

Karl says due to the increasing demand during pandemic, Swiss Gold Safe is opening its new vault sooner than expected.

“The underwriting company QBE European Operations Plc, has a policy that it won’t insure any client for more than $150 million of gold.”  Says the portfolio manager Ryan Joseph.

“By combining all the underwriters available on the Lloyd’s platform, you can get at most about $2.5 billion of coverage for one vault.” According to QBE.

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