Owning gold is a form of financial insurance, so you need to possess it in the safest way possible in order to reduce counterparty risk. That's why GoldBroker.com offers an investment solution that eliminates any exposure to the risks associated with having intermediaries between investors and their precious metals, either at the level of ownership (which is direct) or storage (a storage account is opened in your name).
Our clients, as the sole owner of the precious metals, can personally visit the vault to check or withdraw their stockpile.
Storage is managed by our partner Malca-Amit, a private operator independent from the international banking system. Founded in 1963, Malca-Amit is a trusted storage partner for financial institutions and high net-worth individuals around the world. Malca-Amit’s highly-secured, strategically located storage facilities are recognized as market leaders. Their facilities include a division dedicated to a unique set of value-added services for those needing storage of bullion.
Storage outside of the banking system eliminates the risks of counterparty default (bankruptcy), bank account confiscations (bail-ins) and government confiscation, and permits access to one’s gold/silver quickly in the event of a temporary bank closure.
Your precious metals are protected by the strictest security rules and are insured against all risks, according to their value at the LBMA price, via an insurance contract subscribed by Malca-Amit with Lloyd's of London.
Vaults are located in free-trade zones so no duties or taxes apply. Investments in physical silver are exempt from VAT.
Upon opening the own-name storage account, each client signs a direct contract with our partner Malca-Amit, which will then issue a certificate specifying his name and precious metals serial numbers.
This document constitutes the proof that the client stores in his own name, but also that his identity is known to the storage company.
GoldBroker.com does not store metals on behalf of its clients, so there is no intermediation at the storage level. That's why clients have a direct access to the vaults, without the presence of a member of GoldBroker.com.
All our clients have direct and personal access to the vault, where they can show up by setting up an appointment 48 hours in advance, to inspect or withdraw their precious metals. Malca-Amit’s personnel and facilities provide a secure, discreet, neutral and comfortable environment. There is no need for an employee of GoldBroker.com to be present.
GoldBroker.com guarantees the liquidity of your investment by buying back products stored in Malca-Amit secured vaults. Buyback process is executed within 2 business days. Your precious metals are kept in LBMA-approved storage facilities, so they never leave the professional logistics chain, retaining their maximum resale value.
All our clients hold and store their precious metals in their own name (signature of a direct contract with the storage company, opening of a nominative storage account, issuance of a storage certificate specifying the identity of the client and the serial numbers of his products). There is therefore no intermediation between the client and his precious metals. This means that, even in the event of bankruptcy of GoldBroker.com, your assets are protected, as they do not appear at any time on the balance sheet of our company nor of our storage partner.
The storage certificate in your name is an ownership title. This document proves that you are the legal owner of the precious metals.
Our storage partner is subject to Swiss regulations for secure storage. It is this company, independent from GoldBroker, which issues the storage certificates. GoldBroker does not directly issue the certificates. According to current Swiss legislation, a company can only issue a storage certificate if the quantities of gold or silver it indicates are physically present in the vaults.
When you hold gold through a bank or other service provider, and you do not have an ownership title mentioning your name and your bars’ serial numbers, it is important to ask yourself the following question: if a document does not clearly prove that I am the direct owner of my gold, on which company’s balance sheet does it appear? Who has real and legal possession of it?