Fabrice Drouin Ristori (Founder/CEO)
Fabrice Drouin Ristori, a 40-year old French investor and entrepreneur, is the founder and CEO of Goldbroker.com. Fabrice Drouin Ristori holds a Master degree in Entrepreneurship/Finance from the Kedge Business School (2004) and is the recipient of the 2003 Euro-Mediterranean Student Enterprise award.
Anticipating that the online gaming sector in Europe would develop, he co-founded in Malta, when he was 27 (2006), two internet marketing companies serving the online gaming sector. Having started to invest in precious metals in 2008, he created Goldbroker.com in 2011, after having sold his companies. Goldbroker.com is an investment platform that allows individuals to own physical gold and silver in their own name and without any intermediation, stored securely outside of the banking system.
Fabrice gained the trust of one of the most important physical gold funds manager in Switzerland, Egon von Greyerz, who joined Goldbroker.com’s board of directors in November, 2012.
You will find his analyses of the precious metals markets on this page.
Egon von Greyerz
Egon von Greyerz, Founder of Matterhorn Asset Management AG (MAM) and Goldswitzerland.com, joined the board of FDR Capital Ltd in November, 2012.*
Mr. von Greyerz forecasted the current problems in the world economy well over 10 years ago. In 2002 (when gold was $300/oz), MAM recommended its investors put 50% of their assets into physical gold stored outside the banking system.
Starting out in Geneva as a banker, he went on to spend 17 years as Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of Dixons Group Plc, an FTSE 100 company in the UK.
Since the 1990s, Mr. von Greyerz has been actively involved with financial investment activities including Mergers and Acquisitions and Asset Allocation consultancy for private family funds. This led in 1998 to the creation of Matterhorn Asset Management, a company based on wealth preservation principles. The GoldSwitzerland Division was created to facilitate the buying and storage of physical gold and silver for private investors, companies, trusts and pension funds.
Egon von Greyerz makes regular media appearances on CNBC, BBC and King World News, and speaks at investment conferences around the world. He also publishes articles on precious metals, the world economy and wealth preservation.
* Egon Von Greyerz is a Board Member and shareholder of FDR Capital Ltd (Goldbroker Europe).
Our philosophy, since launching Goldbroker.com, has been to take advantage of what the Internet has to offer in terms of technology and communications, while maintaining a “back-to-basics” type of investment strategy. This means, a return to tangible assets, no virtual ownership, no intermediation between our clients and their gold, and no exposure to the technological failings of the “all-virtual” and “all-connected” world.
Thus our platform is not connected directly to your physical assets; vault personnel are necessary for movement or operation, which eliminates the risks brought on by the “all-connected” world.
So we developed a sophisticated online platform but made sure that our clients would own 100% of real tangible bars and coins, receive an ownership title edited in their own name, store directly in their own name, sign a contract with our storage partner and have a direct and personal access to the secured vault to check their holdings.
This might be perceived as an "old school" way of investing at a time when everything is virtual, but with the amount of risk and leverage in the financial system we wanted to create for our clients, a "gold ownership service" that removed any exposure to intermediation risks.
Goldbroker.com has been privately financed since its creation by the directors, who are thus directly responsible for managing the operations.
Our clients' confidentiality and privacy are at the core of our business philosophy.
We also provide education to the public about the current monetary/financial system, on why diversification is paramount, and on how precious metals should play an important role in safeguarding your wealth in today's changing world.
Goldbroker.com’s editors are precious metals specialists, each bringing exclusive analyses (geo-political, geo-strategic, technical or economic) that bring big-picture understanding of all the factors contributing to the evolution of the markets.
Our team, with its many years of experience, aims to give investors as much information as possible to help them in taking decisions independently and objectively in the precious metals sector.
We also regularly publish interviews with fund managers and independent specialists and analysts to let our readers and our investing clients further their analyses of the precious metals markets.
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