The end of this week will see the end of an era in London-based gold price benchmarking when the rather archaic London Gold Fixing system, which has been in place little changed for most of the past 100 years (since 1919), will come to an end and be replaced by the new LBMA Gold Price electronic system which is being set up in its place. The new price setting mechanism will be launched on the March 20 – this coming Friday..