George Milling-Stanley

George Milling-Stanley


George Milling-Stanley is a Vice President and Chief Gold Strategist at State Street Global Advisors. Prior to joining State Street, he was a Managing Director at the World Gold Council, where he was a key member of the team responsible for working with State Street Global Advisors to pioneer and launch the world’s first gold-backed ETF. He was integral in crafting the structures and processes required to make gold-backed ETFs functional. His career also include 10 years as a reporter and columnist with the Financial Times.

Professional Experience

Academic History

George Milling-Stanley traded gold while working at Lehman Brothers.

He covered mining firms while working at the Financial Times.

He has advised central banks in regards to their gold portfolios.

He doesn't believe in a "correct" gold/silver ratio

He cautions that silver doesn't have the same long-term investment and monetary features as gold because:

    1. Silver is used in many industrial applications.

    2. Central banks don't hold silver like they do for gold.

He is a strong believer in the GLD gold fund. He thinks it's very safe.