About Us

GoldBroker.com is an investment platform founded in 2011 that facilitates holding and storing precious metals in your own name, outside the banking system and with direct access to the vaults.

Our investment solution is aimed at an international clientele composed of individuals and companies.

The GoldBroker.com team is recognized for its enthusiasm, professionalism and quality of service.

Fabrice Drouin Ristori

Fabrice Drouin Ristori

Founder / Chairman

French investor and entrepreneur, Fabrice Drouin Ristori is the founder and chairman of GoldBroker. He holds a Master degree in Entrepreneurship/Finance from the Kedge Business School (2004) and is th...

French investor and entrepreneur, Fabrice Drouin Ristori is the founder and chairman of GoldBroker. He holds a Master degree in Entrepreneurship/Finance from the Kedge Business School (2004) and is the recipient of the 2003 Euro-Mediterranean Student Enterprise award.

In 2007, he anticipates the development of online gaming industry in Europe and moves to Malta to found two companies there, which he sold in 2011. Passionate about finance, he has been managing his own investments in precious metals since 2008. In 2011, he creates the investment platform GoldBroker.com, which allows individual investors to hold physical gold and silver in their own name, without an intermediary, securely stored outside the banking system. In November 2012, he obtains the confidence of one of the most important Swiss fund managers for physical gold, Egon von Greyerz, who joins the advisory board of the company. Egon brings a long experience and expertise in strategy and investment.
Egon Von Greyerz

Egon Von Greyerz

GoldBroker Advisor / Founder of MAM

Egon von Greyerz (EvG) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG (MAM). He has been an advisor to GoldBroker since 2012. EvG started his working life in Geneva as a bank...

Egon von Greyerz (EvG) is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG (MAM). He has been an advisor to GoldBroker since 2012.

EvG 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. 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 MAM in 1998, an asset management company based on wealth preservation principles. EvG forecasted the current present problems in the world economy well over 10 years ago. In 2002 when gold was $300 per ounce, MAM recommended to its investors to put 50% of their investment assets into physical gold stored outside the banking system. EvG makes regular media appearances (CNBC, BBC...) and speaks at investment conferences around the world.
Etienne Dargent

Etienne Dargent

Director

After more than 15 years of experience in the field of security related to the major international jewelry brands, Etienne Dargent joined Goldbroker's team in 2017 as Operational Director to provide h...

After more than 15 years of experience in the field of security related to the major international jewelry brands, Etienne Dargent joined Goldbroker's team in 2017 as Operational Director to provide his risk expertise and supervise the quality and logistics processes (storage, delivery). He became a shareholder of the company the same year, and was appointed Director in January 2019.
Maxime Batel

Maxime Batel

Editorial & Marketing Director

Maxime is part of the founding team of GoldBroker.com and of the company's shareholders. His experience encompasses online marketing, editorial content management and SEO.

Maxime is part of the founding team of GoldBroker.com and of the company's shareholders. His experience encompasses online marketing, editorial content management and SEO.
Marianna Chadder

Marianna Chadder

Executive Assistant

Marianna is the supportive force of the company executives. She is crucial to being productive, plays a key organizational role, and ensures the smooth-running of the London office.

Marianna is the supportive force of the company executives. She is crucial to being productive, plays a key organizational role, and ensures the smooth-running of the London office.
Pierre Jeandeaud

Pierre Jeandeaud

Chief Financial Officer

Pierre implements the management and financial strategy of the company. He is the guarantor of a financial, administrative and legal perfect balance.

Pierre implements the management and financial strategy of the company. He is the guarantor of a financial, administrative and legal perfect balance.
Valentin Appaix

Valentin Appaix

Business Development Manager

Valentin participates in the implementation of the company's business development and pricing strategies, working in conjunction with the marketing and finance departments. He coordinates the identifi...

Valentin participates in the implementation of the company's business development and pricing strategies, working in conjunction with the marketing and finance departments. He coordinates the identification and follow-up of clients in order to establish a relationship of trust.

Our history

At the time of the financial crisis of 2008-2011, as difficulties accumulated in the financial and monetary system, many people were faced with the following problem: Where to invest their savings in an unstable economic and financial environment?

Individual and institutional investors had become risk-averse and were simply looking to "sleep easy" on their money, without having to worry about actively managing their assets.

 

I am more concerned about the return of my money than the return on my money.

Mark Twain

 

Noting the absence of an optimal solution to hold precious metals as a wealth insurance, Fabrice Drouin Ristori founded the company GoldBroker in 2011.

Gold naturally emerged as the ideal medium to meet this need for security in uncertain times. It has always played the role of insurance of a last resort in case of economic downturns, financial crashes, or major geopolitical threats. The yellow metal is a universal, rare, and unalterable asset. It is not printed like paper money and is no one's liability. No other financial asset can boast such high legitimacy and trustworthiness over time.

Gold is also a proven hedge against inflationary drifts and the loss of purchasing power induced by unbridled money creation. It retains its value over time, giving it a safe haven status. Moreover, the metal has a negative correlation with other investment categories, which makes it valuable in a diversified portfolio.

But choosing gold is not enough; you must also find the right way to hold and store it. While there are several options available to investors, they do not all provide the same guarantees.

It is possible to buy "paper" gold through ETFs, but these financial products do not guarantee the actual holding of physical gold. Investing in gold in "mutualized" form also has certain limitations, as the gold is not stored in its own name and it is impossible to access it directly to verify its existence. Finally, keeping your gold bars in a bank safe or at home does not ensure maximum protection of your assets, nor a quick and secure resale.

In order to eliminate these numerous risks inherent to investing in precious metals, which are incompatible with a logic of long-term wealth preservation, GoldBroker has based its solution on four essential pillars: physical gold (bars or coins), held in one's own name and without intermediaries, with secure off-bank storage in a politically stable country, and with direct access to the vault to inspect or withdraw one's products.

In 2012, Egon von Greyerz, founder of Matterhorn Asset Management (MAM) and a true authority in the precious metals industry, joined GoldBroker's Advisory Board to bring his extensive experience in wealth management.

In 2019, the Goldbroker.com platform became Or.fr in French-speaking countries only.

In September 2020, the company set up its headquarters in London, the world's leading hub for physical gold trading. With a qualified and experienced team of about fifteen people, GoldBroker provides its services on the French, English and German speaking markets.

In 2021, GoldBroker celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Today, the company manages a stock of precious metals worth several hundred million euros.

We put safety at the core of our business