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Physical Gold & Silver

for Wealth Preservation & Portfolio Insurance

Matterhorn Asset Management/GoldSwitzerland offers a precious metals investment service outside the banking system in four privately owned secure locations with direct ownership and private access for investors to their gold and silver.
In an environment of financial repression one cannot compromise on wealth preservation

Gold is real money

Gold has been money for more than 5,000 years. No paper currency has survived throughout history. Gold has maintained its purchasing power whilst government deficits and money printing has consistently destroyed the value of paper money.
With most sovereign states as well as the entire global banking system under severe financial stress, wealth preservation today is absolutely crucial. This is why physical gold should be an important part of any portfolio.
GoldSwitzerland’s physical Gold & Silver hard asset investment program is open to: Institutional Investors, Private Individuals, Hedge Funds, Family Offices, Companies, Trusts and Pension Funds

“I am more concerned about the return of my money, than the return on my money” – Mark TWAIN

Matterhorn Asset Management/GoldSwitzerland Wealth Preservation Principles:

  • Gold/Silver must be stored outside the banking system
  • Gold/Silver must be directly owned by the account holder
  • Investors must have physical access to their Precious Metals
  • Storage must be in a politically stable country
  • Eliminate counterparty risk and accept No leverage
  • No compromise on personal privacy and security

Matterhorn Asset Management/GoldSwitzerland Services:

  • Buy allocated Gold & Silver bars at Bullion Bank prices.
  • Sell Gold and Silver bars at Bullion Bank prices.
  • Storage of physical Gold and Silver in ultra secure vaults in Switzerland, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Ship and store Precious Metals that investors already own.
  • Fees – Services – Conditions


Wealth Preservation

There are many ways to invest in (physical) gold but most of them don’t fulfil our strict criteria of gold ownership based on the most stringent wealth preservation principles. Read more…

Safety

GoldSwitzerland offers safety by enabling investors to purchase and store physical gold/silver bars in private non-bank bullion vaults with personal access to their precious metals. Read more…

Swiss Solidity

solidityMatterhorn Asset Management and its precious metals division GoldSwitzerland are part of the biggest independent asset management group in Switzerland, the Aquila Group. Read more…

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Gold is about 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.

Wealth Preservation Principles for owning gold

YES

  • Each gold bar is directly owned by the investor
  • The investor receives a certificate of ownership with the unique serial numbers of his gold bars
  • Gold storage in specialised bullion vaults outside the banking system.
  • The investor has personal access to his gold
  • The investor can physically withdraw all or part of his gold during office hours
  • The investor can send a representative (e.g. accountant) toinspect the gold
  • The gold is insured by a major international insurer
  • Highly secure storage service by private Swiss, HK and Singapore independent and fully qualified vault operators

NO

  • Exchange Traded Funds – A gold ETF is more of a trading tool which mirrors the price of the underlying asset. Not all Gold ETF’s are fully backed by the metal
  • Futures, Unallocated Gold – A 100% derivative of the physical metal and used for speculative or short term hedging purposes
  • Bank allocated Gold – Allocated gold in a bank means that, on paper, specific bars belong to you only as long as the bank has adequate stock. You have no immediate access to your gold
  • Bank Safe Deposit Box – You are holding metals outside the Good Delivery chain which makes selling and insurance costly. In case of a longer bank holiday you will not have access
  • Storing gold at home – If sizeable this is a high risk solution and very difficult to move, insure or sell
  • Part or Mutual ownership – Owning a share in a bar does not give you full control and access in case of an emergency.

Safety

GoldSwitzerland offers safety by enabling investors to purchase and store gold & silver bars within bullion vaults with total control over and personal access to their precious metals.

    • When you buy gold from GoldSwitzerland you receive the highest quality of gold (999.9 or 99.99% purity for 1 kilo and 100gr bars). 400oz bars are London Good Delivery.
    • Your gold is stored outside the banking system, outside of the Eurozone or a USDollar zone, allocated and segregated in your name.
    • One of the locations is within the compound of and underneath Zurich Airport.
    • The other specialized vault location is for UHNW individuals and sovereign wealth funds. This location is entirely self supporting for electricity, oxygen and water supply.
    • You own actual physical gold bars which are registered in your name, not an allocated fraction of a gold bar as with with other companies.
    • The gold is insured by a major international insurance company.
    • You are issued a signed Certificate of Ownership / Warehouse Receipt with the specific weights and serial numbers of your gold bars.
    • You (or a representative authorized by you) can inspect your gold, normally 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 disruption in the financial system, you have gold which is safely stored and which you can readily access yourself.

Swiss Solidity

Matterhorn Asset Management AG – (MAM) / GoldSwitzerland is a company specializing in asset management and consultancy for institutions, corporations and high net worth individuals, with particular emphasis on physical precious metals.

MAM is affiliated with one of the largest independent asset management groups in Switzerland, the Aquila Group.

Confidentiality

The client lists of MAM/GoldSwitzerland and the vault companies are totally confidential and no one outside these entities has access to investors’ details.

Neither MAM nor the vault companies are required to report investors’ precious metals to any authority in any country.

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

Their affiliated company, Aquila & Co AG, is regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) as a Bank and Securities dealer.
The FINMA List of Authorised Bank and Securities dealers (PDF)
Matterhorn Asset Management is regulated, through Aquila & Co AG, by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) under their money laundering supervision.
The FINMA List of regulated supervised companies (PDF)

Accountants

PwC are the auditors of Matterhorn Asset Management AG and its Precious Metals Division GoldSwitzerland.

Storage Options in: Singapore or Hong Kong or Switzerland:

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Financial Repression describes an economic policy in which capital controls and regulations are implemented by governments and central banks, the aim of which is to reduce public debt burdens through the distortion of financial market pricing.
"When things get bad enough, governments will do anything." – Jim Rickards

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HOW IT HAPPENS

"People ask if we'll have a 'bail-in' in the United States .. Given ATM limits, foreign wire limits and Federal Reserve exit fees on bond funds, I'd say it's already here." - Jim Rickards

1- Negative Real Rates
2- Disruption of Price Discovery
3- Mispricing of Risk
4- Sustained Financial Distortions
5- Restrictive Financial Choices
6-Confiscation of Wealth Through Inflation
Financial Repression always means a combination of measures that lead to a notable narrowing of the investment universe for investors. Money is thus channeled into specific directions to create a ‘home bias.
TOOLS USED

The next bailout will be the U.S. government. They will seize all pension funds and 401Ks to absorb the debt. They are realizing that as the war cycle turns up, less and less foreigners will buy U.S. debt ... The solution – forced loans." - Martin Armstrong

1- Monetary Policy
2- Distortions - Statistics, Reporting
3- Fiscal Policy - Budget Deficits
4- Moral Suasion - Political Pressures
5- Taxation - ROE, ROI
6-Regulators - Financial Requirements & Enforcement
7- Stealth Credit Spreads
8- Capital Account & Financial Excahnge Controls
PILLARS OF FINANCIAL REPRESSION

"We’re going to take your pension plan and give you government bonds so that you have a guaranteed return .. That’s how they’ll rationalize taking our money. They know where all the pension plans are because we have to report it, so they’re easily accessible by governments. They know where they are, what they are, and they’ll be able to snatch them away. Who knows what they’ll do, but they’ll certainly find some way to take our money when things get worse, they always have." – Jim Rogers

1- Strict investment regulations (Solvency II, Basel III)
2- Negative real interest rates g
3- Interest rate ceilings s
4- Open credit dirigisme
5- Nationalizations
6-Regulation of cross-border capital movementst
7- Prohibition of unwanted trading practices such as naked short selling
8- Compulsory loans
9- Prohibition of certain investment assets (e.g. gold)
10- Special taxes (e.g. securities taxes, financial transaction taxes, wealth taxes, higher value added tax on silver, import duties on gold etc.)
11- Direct interventions, such as government intervention in pension funds (Portugal, Ireland, France, Hungary) and subsequent redeployment of investments in favor of government bonds.
12-Growing discrepancy between financing costs of private sector participants versus governments.

13- Haircuts on deposits (e.g. Cyprus)

OUR COMMENTARY

"This manipulation of the yield on government debt is the answer for the government, and socially, it is so much more acceptable than the alternatives. Whatever you think of the history of hyperinflation, austerity, default and deflation, they are socially incredibly disruptive, incredibly socially dangerous, and many of those market-driven events have led to warfare or massive domestic social unrest. I think in the grand scheme of things when the government sits down and decides which avenue to pursue, this avenue of repression .. will always be more socially acceptable than the market-driven events of austerity, hyperinflation, deflation, devaluation." - Russell Napier, CLSA

 

 

From the U.S. standpoint, it’s now a case of 'inflate or die,' and much of the world knows this. Thus if the U.S. decides not to default on its massive debts, it will have to resort to hyperinflation. If this happens, the U.S. will single-handedly tear the world monetary system apart. What worries me is that governments will do whatever they have to in order to remain in power. This can result in confiscation of the assets of U.S. citizens .. America's massive debts will ultimately upset the world’s monetary system." - Richard Russell

 

The term ‘Financial Repression’ was first employed by McKinnon and Shaw in 1973 and has been rediscovered in the course of the current crisis by Reinhart and Sbrancia in their paper “The Liquidation of Government Debt.”

Federal Reserve Must Print Money To Keep Interest Rates Low - Cliff Küle 05 June 2021

Financial Repression To Accelerate With Increased Desperation - KWN 24 March 2021

Monetary Policy Under Financial Repression: China's Long-Term Outlook Financial Sense 20 Dec 2021