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

GoldBroker is a company founded in 2011 by Fabrice Drouin Ristori, French entrepreneur and investor, and graduate of the Kedge Business School (2004).

In 2010, after seven years of entrepreneurship in the Internet industry, Fabrice Drouin Ristori sells his stakes in two companies he co-founded and is faced with the problem of investing his money in an unstable financial context.

His objective is then to continue his entrepreneurial activities, without having to worry about an active management of his assets. Like many savers, he simply wants to "sleep peacefully" on his savings.

As early as 2008, Fabrice Drouin Ristori identified gold as a safe investment that would guarantee the stability of the purchasing power of his savings over the long term.

However, the choice of this financial asset was only the first step in a long process of identifying the appropriate support. In reality, choosing gold is not enough, it is also necessary to find the right way to hold and store it.

After having tested gold ETFs (financial products, "paper gold"), which he eventually realized that they do not guarantee the actual holding of physical gold, Fabrice Drouin Ristori turns to renting a safe deposit box at a bank. But all the banks refuse to insure the contents and do not buy back the gold quickly and securely. A short experience of holding gold in 'mutualized' form does not satisfy him either, because the gold is not stored in his own name and it is impossible to access it directly to verify its existence.

He also understands that storing precious metals outside his country of residence is wise to protect himself from possible government seizure.

The quest for political stability quickly leads him to the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland, concluded in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna, which guarantees the integrity and inviolability of its territory. Moreover, Switzerland is the world's largest center for refining physical precious metals. Four of the world's seven largest gold refineries are located in Switzerland, where 70% of world's gold is processed each year.

After lengthy research, Fabrice Drouin Ristori comes up with the following solution to protect his assets: no paper gold, nor storage in the banking system, but storage outside the country of residence, in a politically stable country, via a security company that knows his identity, with direct access to the vault, as well as a contractual guarantee to be the one and only owner of the physical gold (no intermediary at the storage level).

As of 2011, he foresees major financial and monetary problems, and considers that many savers will once again turn to physical gold to protect their savings in the long term.

Faced with this uncertain financial situation and the void in terms of optimal investment solution in physical gold, Fabrice Drouin Ristori decides to found Goldbroker.com in order to protect his own financial assets and to provide a solution for many savers in the same situation as him.

In 2012, Egon Von Greyerz, founder of Matterhorn Asset Management (MAM), a world reference in precious metals investment, joins the advisory board of the company to bring his long experience in wealth preservation.

In 2019, GoldBroker.com changes its name to Or.fr in French speaking countries only. Etienne Dargent becomes operations director of the company.

In September 2020, GoldBroker moves its headquarters to London, the world's leading hub for physical gold trading. With a qualified and experienced team of fifteen people, GoldBroker operates in French, English, German and Spanish speaking markets.

In 2020, the company achieves a consolidated turnover of €60M and manages a stock of precious metals worth several hundred million euros.

In 2021, GoldBroker celebrates its 10th anniversary.

We put safety at the core of our business