Egon von Greyerz and Matthew Piepenburg discuss their respective experiences and insights regarding wealth preservation themes in general and gold in particular. Matthew draws from his trading and family office background in underscoring the evolving priority of wealth preservation and risk management themes over just return on investment. ROI is, of course, important, but as Matthew and Egon remind, even augmented wealth demands a constant preservation focus. Matthew addresses this preservation theme with specific reference to the unprecedented currency risks facing informed investors, while Egon addresses the ongoing banking and market risks which place an equal demand on wealth preservation objectives. As usual, the discussion turns toward precious metals as both a timely, as well as timeless, part of this wealth preservation theme. There is an undeniable storm ahead (inflation risk, currency risk, market risk, banking risk etc.) and investors need to build their precious metal positions before rather than after the storm.