Philip Klapwijk has close to 25 years experience analysing the gold, silver and PGMs markets, most of this time working for GFMS (since August 2011 part of Thomson Reuters), which is the leading specialist research consultancy on the global precious metals markets. (Thomson Reuters GFMS, for example, is the prime source of statistics on gold and silver markets worldwide.) Philip is responsible for all precious and base metals markets analysis and research at Thomson Reuters GFMS. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on precious metals and commodities and the print and electronic media regularly quote his views on the gold, silver and PGMs markets. He holds degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and the College d’Europe, Bruges.