True Wealth Preservation Principles for owning gold


  • Each gold bar is directly owned by the investor
  • The investor receives a certificate of ownership with the unique serial numbers of his gold bars
  • Gold storage in specialised bullion vaults outside the banking system.
  • The investor has personal access to his gold
  • The investor can physically withdraw all or part of his gold during office hours or in an emergency
  • The investor can send a representative (e.g. accountant) to inspect the gold
  • The gold is insured by a major international insurer
  • Highly secure storage service by private Swiss, HK and Singapore independent and fully qualified vault operators


  • Exchange Traded Funds – A gold ETF is more of a trading tool which mirrors the price of the underlying asset. Not all Gold ETF’s are fully backed by the metal
  • Futures, Unallocated Gold – A 100% derivative of the physical metal and used for speculative or short term hedging purposes
  • Bank allocated Gold – Allocated gold in a bank means that, on paper, specific bars belong to you only as long as the bank has adequate stock. You have no immediate access to your gold
  • Bank Safe Deposit Box – You are holding metals outside the Good Delivery chain which makes selling and insurance costly. In case of a longer bank holiday you will not have access
  • Storing gold at home – If sizeable this is a high risk solution and very difficult to move, insure or sell
  • Part or Mutual ownership – Owning a share in a bar does not give you full control and access in case of an emergency.

 Wealth Preservation

Gold is the ultimate form of wealth preservation. Throughout history gold is the only currency that has survived in its original form. All paper money systems in history have been printed away until the money becomes worthless.

Virtually Risk Free – (Why GoldSwitzerland?)

GoldSwitzerland has created a system which surpasses virtually any other method and offers wealth preservation at the highest level.

 Unique Safety

GoldSwitzerland offers unique and ultimate safety by enabling investors to purchase and store gold & silver bars within bullion vaults in Zurich with total control over and personal access to their precious metals.
  • When you buy gold from GoldSwitzerland you receive the highest quality of gold (999.9 or 99.99% purity for 1 kilo and 100gr bars). 400oz bars are London Good Delivery.
  • Your gold is stored outside the banking system, outside of the Eurozone or a USDollar zone, allocated and segregated in your name.
  • One of the locations is within the compound of and underneath Zurich Airport.
  • The other specialized vault location is for UHNW individuals and sovereign wealth funds. This location is entirely self supporting for electricity, oxygen and water supply.
  • You own actual physical gold bars which are registered in your name, not an allocated fraction of a gold bar as with with other companies.
  • The gold is insured by a major international insurance company.
  • You are issued a signed Certificate of Ownership / Warehouse Receipt with the specific weights and serial numbers of your gold bars.
  • You (or a representative authorised by you) can inspect your gold, normally during office hours, by appointment. As this requires assistance from security staff a small fee will be charged by the vault for this service.
  • You can collect your gold from the vaults if you so wish.
  • In case of a disruption in the financial system, you have gold which is safely stored and which you can readily access yourself.

 Swiss Solidity

Matterhorn Asset Management AG – (MAM) / GoldSwitzerland is a company specialising in asset management and consultancy for institutions, corporations and high net worth individuals, with particular emphasis on physical precious metals.


The client lists of MAM/GoldSwitzerland and the vault companies are totally confidential and no one outside these entities has access to investors’ details.

Neither MAM nor the vault companies are required to report investors’ precious metals to any authority in any country.

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)

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.
The Swiss Association of Asset Managers is the leading industry association of independent asset managers in Switzerland.


PwC, Zurich – Compliance
Walser & Partner AG, Zurich – Company accounts

Why GoldSwitzerland – a comparison (click to expand)

Why GoldSwitzerland

Wealth preservation principles and services compared:
GoldSwitzerland Bank account/vault Gold ETF Mint Partial Gold ownership
Clients have immediate and complete control over their Gold/Silver bars and coins.
Clients receive a non-transferable warehouse receipt in their name issued by the vault.
Counterparty risk eliminated
Gold/Silver stored outside the banking system
Offers option to Trade and Store without any USA links or subsidiaries
Allocated & Segregated Gold/Silver bars in your name with your unique serial numbers
Inspect your physical Gold anytime at the vault
Immediately collect your personal Gold/Silver
Storage without initial purchase is possible
Lowest cost entry-exit
Swiss regulated group

The table shows how Matterhorn Asset Management/GoldSwitzerland compares with other examples of precious metals investment facilitators. GoldSwitzerland scores 100% on strict wealth preservation principles/services and has become the primary choice for many investors.

Matterhorn Asset Management AG, Zurich
Tel: +41 44 213 62 45 - Fax: +41 43 456 97 11

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