ISSUE 10 PREVIEW: EYES IN Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian van Dijk interviews Mr. Egon von Greyerz from GoldSwitzerland in the video above. Read more about the company and their practices, and another extensive interview with Mr. Von Greyerz when issue 10 hits the Apple Newsstand soon.
GoldSwitzerland offers unique and ultimate safety by enabling investors to purchase and store gold & silver bars in bullion vaults in Zurich with total control over and personal access to their precious metals. When you buy gold from GoldSwitzerland you receive the highest quality of gold (9999 or 99.99% purity). Their gold prices are extremely competitive and you can buy 100 gram, 500 gram, 1 kg, or 400 oz (12 kg) bars. Your gold is stored outside the banking system, in an account in your name with Rhenus Logistics. Rhenus Logistics is one of the leading logistics service providers in Europe. The company was founded in 1913 and is privately owned.
The specialized very secure bullion vaults are located underneath Zurich airport, in the free zone and within the compound of the airport. You own actual physical gold bars in your name, not fractions of gold bars like with some other companies, and the gold is insured by a major international insurance company. The investor receives a warehouse receipt in their name with the serial numbers of their gold bars. The warehouse receipt is the certificate of ownership and is issued by Rhenus. The investor (or an authorized representative) can inspect the gold during office hours by appointment. As this requires assistance from security staff a small fee will be charged by the vault for this service.
You can collect your gold from the vaults if you so wish. In case of a problem in the financial system you have gold which is safely stored and which you can access yourself during office hours. Gold is the ultimate form of wealth preservation. Throughout history gold is the only currency that has survived in its original form. All paper money systems in history have been printed away until the money becomes worthless. Already in 1729 Voltaire said: “Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value –ZERO.”
GoldSwitzerland is the gold investment division of Matterhorn Asset Management AG, a Swiss asset management company specializing in wealth preservation with particular emphasis on precious metals. MAM is part of the Aquila Group which is one of the largest independent asset management groups in Switzerland with CHF 5 billion under management. The group is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority – FINMA, through its parent company Aquila & Co AG.
Egon von Greyerz (EvG) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG and Gold Switzerland. EvG started his working life in Geneva as a banker and thereafter spent 17 years as Finance Director and Vice-Chairman of Dixons Group (DSG International Plc), the UK’s largest electronic and electrical retailer. Since the 1990s Egon von Greyerz has been actively involved with financial investment activities including Mergers and Acquisitions and Asset allocation consultancy for private family funds.
This led to the creation of Matterhorn Asset Management, an asset management company based on wealth preservation principles. The Gold-Switzerland Division was created to facilitate the buying and storage of physical gold for both private investors, companies, trusts and pension funds.