The Euromoney China gold investors survey was open from June 4 to July 20. All responses were collected online from investors in gold and gold-backed products from the Peoples Republic of China. Euromoney received 624 responses, which were weighted to reflect the size and per capita GDP of each province:
Rest of China
Respondents were asked to name banks whose gold investment services they used, which were given the weightings:
Physical gold investing
Gold-backed/linked paper products
Gold-backed/linked structured products
Shanghai Exchange deferred spot contract
Respondents were asked to rate their providers on a scale of one (poor) to seven (excellent) for a number of criteria relating to client service, product range and investment strategy and advice
The score is calculated as the arithmetic mean of all the voted ratings (from 1 -7 where 1= very poor 7 = excellent) given to a bank for that category, with any responses that vote 1 in every voted category or which vote 7 in every voted category excluded.
Scores were calculated by arithmetic mean of scores achieved by all nominated banks, with banks requiring a minimum coverage ratio of 5% of the response base to be included in the results.