World Platinum Investment Council

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No longer registered as of 24 Jul 2017 - Registration as it was on 25 Jul 2016
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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    World Platinum Investment Council   (WPIC)

    EU Transparency Register

    597646622686-81 First registered on 13 Jul 2016

    Goals / Remit

    The World Platinum Investment Council mission is to stimulate investor demand for physical platinum through both actionable insights and targeted development: providing investors with the information to support informed decisions regarding platinum; working with financial institutions and market participants to develop products and channels that investors need. The World Platinum Investment Council Ltd. (WPIC) is a global market authority on physical platinum investment, formed to meet the growing investor demand for objective and reliable platinum market intelligence. WPIC’s mission is to stimulate global investor demand for physical platinum through both actionable insights and targeted product development. WPIC was created in 2014 by the six leading platinum producers in South Africa: Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Aquarius Platinum Ltd, Impala Platinum Ltd, Lonmin plc, Northam Platinum Ltd and Royal Bafokeng Platinum Ltd.

    The efficient functioning of platinum as an investment asset, as already achieved for gold, is not possible within the EU. This is because platinum does not receive the same tax treatment as gold. The World Platinum Investment Council believes citizens and institutions in EU member states will benefit greatly from a wider choice of investment options that include platinum

    Main EU files targeted

    EU VAT policy reform
    EU raw materials policy


    Head Office
    64 St James's Street
    London SW1A 1NF
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    The World Platinum Investment Council Ltd. (WPIC) was created in 2014 by the six leading platinum producers in South Africa which collectively supply over 72% of global platinum mined annually. The organisation staff compliment is still growing and as investment demand increases more opportunities to develop the global platinum investment market will be accessed. Successful achievement by platinum in the EU of the same tax status as gold is likely to lead to increased involvement with the EU.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Trevor Raymond (Director of Research)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Paul Wilson (CEO)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    None to-date

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    The WPIC does not publish budget details

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)




    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    Initial meetings have been initiated to identify the most suitable way in which to achieve VAT reform and assist the EU to make platinum available to citizens and institutions in EU member states.

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 27 Jul 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject The legislative obstacles to the investment in platinum in Europe in the context of the VAT regime review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      • Maria Elena Scoppio (Cabinet member)
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