About Us - Matterhorn Asset Management / GoldSwitzerland
GoldSwitzerland is the precious metals investment division of Matterhorn Asset Management AG (MAM), a Swiss asset management company specialising in wealth preservation for hign net worth individuals and institutions.
GoldSwitzerland advises investors on precious metals investments and buys, sells, transfers and stores precious metals for investors. The metals are stored in the name of the clients in ultra-secure vaults in Switzerland. MAM also assists clients in transferring existing gold and silver holdings out of the banking system to the private vaults. Clients have full control of their gold and silver bars which are allocated and segregated. Clients have personal access to the vaults to inspect or collect their metals.
Egon von Greyerz (EvG) - Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG (MAM) and GoldSwitzerland based in Zurich, Switzerland.
EvG predicted the present and unprecedented problems in the world economy well over 15 years ago. Following the big unwind of precious metals by western central in 2002 when gold had dropped to around $300 per ounce, MAM recommended its investors to put 50% of their investment assets into physical gold stored outside the banking system.
Egon von Greyerz started his working life in Geneva as a banker and thereafter spent 17 years as Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of a FTSE 100 company in the UK, Dixons Group Plc.
Since the 1990s EvG 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 Matterhorn Asset Management in 1998, an asset management 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.
EvG 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 Maas (EM), Partner - has been active in financial markets since 1975.
After several years with AMRO Bank treasury department and Indo-Suez he joined Hunter Douglas in Rotterdam in 1978 as Assistant Treasurer. EM met with EvG in 1980 and joined retailer Dixons Group in London as Group Treasurer in 1982. EM was voted in subsequent EuroMoney surveys as one of the top treasurers in the UK. EM is also an IT systems expert and has over the years developed an appetite for risk management strategies. In 2008 Ed teamed up with Egon for a second time in 30 years with a view to accellerate MAM's business development.
Johny Beck (JB), Partner – started his finance career in the trading department at Barclays Capital in London. He has more than 15 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. More recently working as a senior executive in a boutique Headhunting firm that specialises in front office hiring in commodities, with particular focus on the precious metals sector.
JB has been an advisor to MAM since it's foundation in 1998
Directors & Advisors
Jean-Pierre Frefel (JPF), Chairman (former Director of Aquila & Co AG).
Max Cotting (MC),Advisor – MC is the Founder & CEO of the Aquila Group, Switzerland’s largest independent asset management group.
Walser & Partner AG, Zurich - Company accounts
PwC, Zurich - Compliance
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.