New Research From Global Palladium Fund Reveals Institutional Investors Predict an Increase in Industrial Activity Will Drive Precious Metal Prices Higher

Adoption of green technologies and combating climate change are key factors in demand for precious metals

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New research with institutional investors and wealth managers reveals a positive outlook for global industrial activity in 2021, and this should have a positive impact on demand for precious metals and their valuations.

The study from Global Palladium Fund (GPF), which has recently listed four physically-backed metal Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) - including ones that track the spot price of palladium and platinum - shows that two-thirds of investors (67%) predict industrial activity will increase this year. This will drive the price of metals such as silver, palladium and platinum higher according to 69% of professional investors surveyed. Almost a quarter (24%) predict that prices will increase dramatically.

Alexander Stoyanov, Chief Executive Officer of GPF, said: "Our research shows just how important precious metals are to making the green economy a reality.  Their properties mean that they have a fundamental role to play in technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells and other green technologies crucial to changing the world we live in and, as a result, the demand for metals such as palladium and platinum will increase."

GPF ETCs are listed on the Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange and have the lowest charges with total expense ratios (TER) ranging from 0.145% to 0.20%. Targeting Family Offices, wealth managers, institutional and other professional investors, the new physically-backed gold, silver, platinum and palladium ETCs track the spot price of the respective metals they cover.

The ETCs have a strong focus on ESG. LBMA-approved metal will be sourced from producers and suppliers who support the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda and other global initiatives in sustainable development and responsible mining.

GPF is also the first to use Blockchain technology to record bar information into Distributed Ledger Technology, thereby providing an extra layer of security and proof of ownership to the Issuer. The use of Blockchain is in addition to the traditional recording processes used by the custodian.

Global Palladium Fund

The Global Palladium Fund, set up by Norilsk Nickel in 2016, strives to advance the development of world-changing technologies in essential areas such as aerospace, electronics, and the automotive industries to help make the world a better place. In an industry first, GPF is enabling industrial consumers and investors access to a range of metals in a variety of formats, including the ETCs. GPF is proud to be supported by Norilsk Nickel. Its products are in high demand across the globe and it has operations in the Russian Far North, Finland and South Africa.

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Source: Global Palladium Fund

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