The Matterhorn Interview

Mark Sleboda – The Return to ‘Great Game’ Politics

“The Matterhorn Interview – June 2015: Mark Sleboda”

“We See a Return to “Great Game” Politics in the World”

Podcast interview: (25 mins)
On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management/GoldSwitzerland, Lars Schall spoke with Mark Sleboda in Moscow, the Russian-American International Relations & Security consultant. Sleboda gives us a no-nonsense personal take on relevant issues such as the Ukraine crisis, the re-orientation of Russia towards the East of Eurasia, Moscow’s role in China’s “New Silk Road” infrastructure projects, the background of the heavy Gold buying undertaken by China and Russia and what the “New Cold War” is all about.

Note: Mark Sleboda is a Moscow-based Russian-American International Relations and Security Analyst. He is a frequent contributor to RT and Sputnik and has appeared widely across global media from the BBC to Press TV in this capacity. He has taught and conducted research at Moscow State University (MGU). He completed his own postgraduate work in International Relations Theory at the London School of Economics (LSE). His primary areas of research are international relations theory, security and strategic studies, Russia and the Eurasia region, and the international relations of climate change. He is also a veteran of the US Navy in the nuclear engineering field.

Dr ‘Pippa’ Malmgren – You Don’t Fix Deflation by Introducing Inflation

“The Matterhorn Interview – May 2015: Pippa Malmgren”

“You don’t fix deflation by introducing inflation”

Podcast interview: (30 mins)
We are extremely pleased to feature Dr Philippa ‘Pippa’ Malmgren this month in a podcast interview from Lars Schall. Dr Malmgren is a top-level policy advisor/financial expert who recently published her new book “Signals – The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics”, a highly relevant assessment of the geopolitical and economic environment in the aftermath of the ongoing financial crisis of 2007/08.

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Nomi PRINS – The World is in Play

“The Matterhorn Interview – April 2015: Nomi Prins”

“The World is in Play”

Podcast interview: (20 mins)
We are extremely pleased to feature Nomi Prins again this month in a podcast interview from Lars Schall. In the wake of this month’s release of a Paperback version of her highly recommended bestseller “All The Presidents’ Bankers”, featuring 2014/2015 updates, she talks about the latest developments in finance and geopolitics, such as: the strength of the US dollar; the Chinese-lead Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; the relationship between Wall Street and the City of London; and the planned free-trade zones in Asia and Europe with the United States.

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Grant Williams – The low price of precious metals suits Russia well, for now

Grant Williams

“Grant Williams – The low price of precious metals suits Russia well, for now”

PODCAST INTERVIEW: In this 15 minute interview Lars Schall talks to Grant Williams about the Achilles’ heel of COMEX, that could in theory be exploited by Russia to create some financial havoc in the U.S. They also discuss the strength of the US dollar and whether there is a correlation between a strong US dollar and a weak oil price. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr Pippa Malmgren – Governments impose price on markets

Dr Pippa Malmgren

“Governments impose price on markets; there is no price discovery anymore”

PODCAST INTERVIEW: In this 38 minute interview Lars Schall, for Matterhorn Asset Management, speaks with Dr Pippa Malmgren, a US financial advisor and policy expert based in London. Dr Malmgren has been a member of the U.S. President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (a.k.a. the “Plunge Protection Team”). They address, inter alia:

  • Malmgren’s recent book “Signals”; the “inflation vs deflation” debate
  • the closer ties between Russia and China
  • the future of the Euro
  • Germany’s gold reserves
  • and the phenomenon of “financial repression”
  • Moreover, Dr Malmgren explains what she foresees as the endgame of the financial crisis.

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German Gold Repatriation Most Probably Continuing

Dimitri Speck

“The German Gold Repatriation Is Most Probably Continuing”

VIDEO INTERVIEW: In this short 6 minute interview Lars Schall, on behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, spoke with gold market expert Dimitri Speck about the state of affairs of the German gold repatriation from the New York Fed.

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Chris Powell – GATA – There are NO free markets anymore

Chris Powell of GATA

“There are NO free markets anymore, just interventions”

VIDEO INTERVIEW: On Behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, Lars Schall recently met with Chris Powell, the Secretary/Treasurer of GATA, at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich.
The Gold Anti-Trust Action (GATA) committee seeks to expose institutional actions that undermine the freedom of gold as real money.

    In this late 2014 short 20 minute video interview Schall and Powell discuss

  • daily Central Bank activity in the gold market and the importance for central banks to control the gold space in order to control all major financial asset classes
  • gold suppression
  • the influence of Perception versus Reality
  • and more

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Pepe ESCOBAR – Blowback after blowback for the “Empire of Chaos”


Blowback after blowback for the “Empire of Chaos”

PODCAST INTERVIEW: This month, Lars Schall talks with Pepe Escobar, foreign correspondent at Hong-Kong-based Asia Times Online.

    Escobar discusses

  • his new book “Empire of Chaos;”
  • the geopolitical worries of the Washington-New York axis
  • Russia’s countermoves in the Ukraine crisis
  • the Sino-Russian strategic energy relation
  • and last but not least his expectations for 2015. “It’s going to be a real hardcore year”

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Gold is a belief – Grant Williams

Moderated November 22nd, 2014 by
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THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – November 2014: Grant Williams

“Gold is a belief”

I gives me particular pleasure to welcome Grant Williams to this month’s interview. Grant has a great grasp of markets and always explains complex matters so that we all can understand them. He also is a wonderful individual and a good friend. This interview on the gold market is fascinating and really worth listening to.

Egon von Greyerz

Podcast interview: This month financial journalist Lars Schall talked with highly respected Singapore-based fund manager Grant Williams about, inter alia: the philosophy of gold and money; gold as “power money”; the bad effects of central bank interventions; the Swiss Goldinitiative; and the question whether gold will become the ultimate bubble in the future after the bubbles in bonds and equities will have popped.

By Lars Schall

The article that Grant Williams refers to in the above interview is “Deus ex machina”.

Grant Williams is the author of the widely-read financial letter, Things That Make You Go Hmmm… ( the founder of Real Vision Television ( and portfolio and strategy advisor to Vulpes Investment Management in Singapore.

Grant has almost 30 years of experience in finance on the Asian, Australian, European and US markets and has held senior positions at several international investment houses.

I believe we’ve seen Peak Gold* – Keith Barron

THE MATTERHORN INTERVIEW – October 2014: Keith Barron PhD

“ I believe we’ve seen Peak Gold* ”

Podcast interview:
On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, financial journalist Lars Schall talked with exploration geologist and mining entrepreneur Dr. Keith Barron.

Keith is a scientist and he explains in no uncertain terms what is going on in the mining industry, the false accounting relative to the cost of exploration, what happened when gold went up to 1,900, why gold versus USD simply must go to at least 5,000, why ‘gold above ground’, if anything, is overstated and why the Swiss GoldInitiative is indeed very important and not just for the Swiss People, as well as Keith Barron’s view on Silver.

This is clearly one of the best interviews on the subject of gold mining and a must listen for all Gold investors or anyone interested in gold, silver and mining

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