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