"Our global client base strategically store an important part of their wealth in Switzerland in physical gold and silver outside the banking system. We are pleased to deliver a unique and exceptional service to our highly esteemed wealth preservation clientele in over 60 countries since 1999"
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
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.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
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.
Edward is a Dutch native and has been active in financial markets since 1975. Starting in accountancy he soon moved to the Treasury of AMRO Bank to become fully familiar with the world of Foreign Exchange, Deposits and Forward contracts as well as dealing cash and physical precious metals. In 1978 he joined Hunter Douglas NV (Luxaflex) as Assistant Treasurer. EM met EvG in 1980 which eventually lead him to join Dixons Group PLC in London as Group Treasurer in early 1982. As an IT systems expert-hobbyist Ed has created some unique proprietary risk management tools and strategies. After 12 years of pursuing other interests Ed teamed up with Egon for a second time in 2008 to support and develop the MAM business model. Favourite sports are yacht racing, golf, tennis, rowing and soccer.
Johny started his finance career in the trading department at Barclays Capital in London. He has more than 20 years’ experience in trading/marketing and broking. During his time in the city he has been a senior broker at ICAP Plc, the world’s leading inter-dealer broker. Johny has been an advisor to MAM since it's foundation in 1999 and joined as a Partner in 2012. His main role at MAM is covering the sales, marketing and trading side of the business.
Grant has spent 30 years in finance, holding senior positions with many leading financial institutions around the world. He is co-founder of RealVision TV, an online, on-demand financial channel showcasing the brightest minds in finance. He also publishes “Things That Make You Go Hmmm”, an extremely popular and widely-read publication.
Grant is very much in demand as a speaker at financial investment conferences around the world. He has a wonderful ability to mix finance, history and humour into greatly appreciated presentations.
Grant’s views about the world economy, risk and the role of gold are very much aligned with MAM’s philosophy.
Max is founder and CEO of Aquila & Co. Ltd. in Zurich, a bank and platform for independent asset management companies. Founded in the year 2000, since 2005 Aquila & Co. Ltd. has the status of a securities dealer and since 2012 a banking licence: the first Swiss bank established exclusively for independent asset managers, family offices and their clients.
Christian Brunner is the founder of Brunner & Partners, a Zurich law firm, specialising in Financial Services, Commercial and Corporate Law and Private Clients.
Walser & Partner, Zurich
THE SWISS ASSOCIATION OF ASSET MANAGERS
Matterhorn Asset Management is a member of The Swiss Association of Asset Managers (SAAM) and governed by the Anti-Money Laundering Act. SAAM is a Self Regulated Organisation that is supervised by FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority). The Swiss Association of Asset Managers is the leading industry association of independent asset managers in Switzerland.