George Milling-Stanley

George Milling-Stanley

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George Milling-Stanley is a well-known authority on the gold business and the Chief gold Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, one of the world's largest asset managers. Prior to joining State Street, Milling-Stanley was a Managing Director of Government Affairs at the World gold Council, where he was a key member of the team responsible for working with SSGA 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. He also ran his independent consultancy, whose principal activity was to help JP Morgan Chase build its gold business with central banks and other Government entities. Previously, Milling-Stanley worked for six years on the precious metals trading desk of Lehman Brothers, the New York investment bank. His responsibilities included the development of customer business and the firm's research and analysis of the metals markets.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At WGC, he was responsible for all programs involving central banks, governments, and regulatory authorities.

  • Previously he worked for Consolidated Gold Fields in London, which was at that time the second largest Gold mining group in the world.

  • At the Consolidated Gold Fields, his duties included researching and writing the company's authoritative annual survey of the world Gold industry.

  • His career also included 10 years as a reporter and columnist with the Financial Times, where he covered the international mining industry.


  • George is a regular speaker at international conferences.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.