Egon von Greyerz
Egon started Matterhorn Asset Management (MAM) in 1999 as a private investment company. From the very beginning, wealth preservation was an important cornerstone of the company. Already back in early 2002, we were of the opinion that financial and economic risk in the world was getting uncomfortably high. So that year we made substantial investments in the physical gold market at $300 average. We recommended to our clients/partners to invest at least 25% and up to 50% of financial assets into physical gold. With global risk considerably higher today, we believe that an important exposure to physical gold is critical.As gold started to rise in the early 2000s, demand for physical gold increased and in 2005 we set up a regulated company in Zurich – Matterhorn Asset Management AG. A couple of years later we formed GoldSwitzerland which is the precious metals division of MAM.Born with dual Swiss/Swedish citizenship, Egon’s education was mainly in Sweden. He started his working life in Geneva as a banker and thereafter spent 17 years as Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of Dixons Group Plc. During that time, Dixons expanded from a small photographic retailer to a FTSE 100 company and the largest consumer electronics retailer in the UK.Since the 1990s Egon 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 MAM an asset management company based on wealth preservation principles. MAM is now the World’s leading company for physical gold and silver outside the banking system, directly owned by the investor. Our four vaults include the biggest and safest gold vault in the world, located in the Swiss Alps. Clients are High Net Worth Individuals, Family Offices, Pension Funds, Investment Funds and Trusts in over 52 countries.Egon makes regular media appearances and speaks at investment conferences around the world. He also publishes articles on precious metals, the world economy and wealth preservation.
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