Amir Adnani is an entrepreneur who is active in the resources sector. He is founder of Uranium Energy Corp and has been the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of the Company since its inception in January 2005. He is also the founder and Chairman of Brazil Resources Inc., a publicly-listed gold development company that is growing through acquisitions of projects of merit in emerging gold districts in the Americas.
He is a director of Garnero Group Acquisition Corporation, which has raised $145 million earmarked for strategic M&A activities. Mr. Adnani has been invited to speak at prominent industry conferences organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency, World Nuclear Fuel Market and the Milken Institute. He is a frequent contributor to the business media including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business News. Fortune magazine distinguishes Mr. Adnani on their ‘40 Under 40, Ones to Watch’ list of North American executives.
He is recognized by Casey Research, a leading investment advisory publisher, as a top-ten leading mining industry entrepreneur and executive. He is a nominee for Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ distinction. Mr. Adnani holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and serves on the university’s Alumni Advisory Board.Mr. Adnani is a founder of Uranium Energy Corp and has been the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of the Company since its inception in January 2005. He is also the founder and Chairman of Brazil Resources Inc., a publicly-listed gold exploration company that is growing through acquisitions of projects of merit in the gold districts of Brazil. By background, he is an entrepreneur, and earlier established and grew two private companies. Mr. Adnani has been invited to speak at prominent industry conferences organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency, World Nuclear Fuel Market and the Milken Institute. He is a frequent contributor to the business media including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business News. Fortune magazine distinguishes Mr. Adnani on their ‘40 Under 40, Ones to Watch’ list of North American executives. He is recognized by Casey Research, a leading investment advisory publisher, as a top-ten leading mining industry entrepreneur and executive. He is a nominee for Ernst & Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ distinction. Mr. Adnani holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and serves on the university’s Alumni Advisory Board.
Mr. Heiko Aschoff possesses a degree in economics and has more than 20 years of experience in stock exchanges as a financial expert and as a banker. As a manager of pension funds he is involved in an investment volume of several billions of Euro. In the stock exchange service "Investment Ideen" ("Investment Ideas") and on the webpages of the financial portal Value-Stocks.com whose co-founder he is, he presents his personal recommendations and his experience. Moreover, he became known as the author of the book "Investmentstrategien der Profis" ("Investment Strategies for Experts") and as a speaker at financial seminars.
Thomas Bachheimer is the President of the Gold Standard Institute for Europe. The first part of his professional career he dedicated to international markets and trading, working for major houses in Vienna, Dublin and Munich.
After a key moment during Christmas 2001 when his grandmother said, regarding the introduction of the euro, “This is the forth monetary reform in my lifetime, and I've always lost everything”, he started to thoroughly study the history and characteristics of the western monetary system as well as the theories of the Austrian school of economics. In due course, he made his dedication his profession and is now fully committed to informing “users of currency”, i. e. end-consumers and economic stakeholders about the advantages of non-political, backed currencies and to promoting a new line of thought within the international monetary system. In his function as a currency and commodity analyst he published articles in numerous journals and magazines and he is a regular at CNBC, bloomberg-tv, n-tv and DAF.
Markus Bachmann holds a business degree from the University of Berne, Switzerland. He began his career in the corporate finance department of the Credit Suisse Group. In 1997, he joined the emerging markets team of SBC Brinson as the Analyst and Portfolio Manager responsible for the markets of Greece, Portugal, Israel, the Middle East and South Africa. In early 2000, Markus joined Coronation Fund Managers in Cape Town, South Africa, as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Global Resources Specialist with responsibility for various retail products and institutional mandates. In 2001, he received the S&P Award for Manager of the Best Performing Large Cap Equity Unit Trust in South Africa. Markus left Coronation to set up Craton Capital in 2003. As the fund manager since inception, the performance of the fund has been a testament to his expertise.
Mr Bandulet was part of the editorship of two of the biggest German publications (Die Welt and Quick). He is the author of the legendary culture magazine Transatlantik, and has travelled the world as special international correspondent. In the 1980s he lived in Surrey, England before moving back to Germany with his family. He has been holding finance seminars since 1980, holds regular presentations in Europe and overseas. He writes books and two monthly publications: "Gold & Money Intelligence" (since 1979) and "DeutschlandBrief" (since 1995).
Ross J Beaty is a geologist and resource company entrepreneur with more than 38 years of experience in the international minerals industry, Mr. Beaty founded and currently serves as Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the worlds leading silver producers. Mr. Beaty has also founded and divested a number of other public mineral resource companies since 1985, including Northern Peru Copper sold to China Minmetals in January 2008 for $457 million and Global Copper Corp to Teck Cominco in August 2008 for $500 million. Ross Beaty is Chairman and CEO of the new geothermal company Magma Energy Corp.
Mr Bensimon graduated in Finance with distinction several times over from the University of British Columbia. He has 20 years of experience in inter-banking and the stock market, as well as being an expert in interest and the commodity markets. For the past 10 years he has had his own company, Polar Pacific Pty Ltd., an advisory company with license to the Australian stock exchange supervision. In his company Mr Bensimon publishes a variety of reports and has also published a book entitled "Polar Perspectives", which won first prize as Best Finance Book in the 2007 New York Independent Publisher Award (Photo: Singapore Business Times)
For over five years Uwe Bergold was head of one of the first asset management companies in Germany focusing on precious metal and commodity investments. In his publications, he warned of the stock crash in March 2000, and one year later accurately predicted the gold boom. Since then his investment focus is on the gold and commodity sector. Uwe Bergold is fund manager and author of various books.
His book "Investmentstrategien mit Rohstoffen" (Investment Strategies with Commodities) by now is one of the standard works on the topic. From 2001 to 2007, he was a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden and guest lecturer at a university in Poznań, Poland. From 2001 to 2003, Bergold was a lecturer at Sparkassenakademie Bayern in Landshut and, from 2004 to 2006, he was a lecturer at Deutsche Sparkassenakademie in Bonn. Since 2005 (when the fair took place for the very first time), he is one of the speakers at the International Precious Metals & Commodities Show in Munich. Bergold is responsible for the investment strategies of three investment funds: pro aurum ValueFlex, NOAH-Mix OP and GR Dynamik OP.
Dr. Berlenbach studied geology at the University of Cologne. After graduating he went on to do his PhD in mining geology at Rand Afrikaans University. Between 1991-94 he was a lecturer in economic and structural geography at the University of Durban-Westville and besides took an MBA course at the University of Durban-Westville and at the University of Witwatersrand. At the same time he worked as a consultant in the mining industry. From 1995 to October 1997 he was a project manager at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. From 1997 until the foundation of his own gold fund in 2003 he worked as an analyst for south African gold and platinum mines at the Standard Bank of South Africa, ING Barings and Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (Citibank). In the summer of 2006 he left Craton Capital. Since then he is fund manager and investment analyst with Earth Resource Investment Group. He is founder of the group himself. Currently Dr. Berlenbach manages the following funds: the Earth Exploration Fund UI (previously Tiberius Exploration Fund), the Earth Energy Fund UI and the Earth Gold Fund UI.
Mr. Chris Berry holds an MBA in Finance with an international focus from Fordham University, and a BA in International Studies from The Virginia Military Institute. A life-long interest in geopolitics and the financial issues that emerge from these relationships sparked Chris’ interest in how economies grow and how wealth is created. This curiosity led to the study of commodities and the role they play in enhancing a society’s standard of living.
He is a firm believer in the emerging Quality of Life Cycle emanating from Asia and believes it will have profound effects across the globe in the coming years. He currently devotes much of his time to "energy metals" - those metals or minerals used in the generation or storage of energy.
Together with his father, they co-author a newsletter focused on discovery called Morning Notes.
Active on the speaking circuit throughout the world and frequently quoted in the press, Chris spent 15 years working across various roles in sales and brokerage on Wall Street before shifting focus and taking control of his financial destiny.
The intensifying debt and government crises around the world are continuously unsettling the international capital markets which are signaling a move away from debt-based paper assets towards real value. This development did not only come into existence during the 2008 financial, banking and economic crisis that was triggered by the US subprime crisis, but started long before that.
The main part of Mr. Birners presentation contains a long-term analysis of capital markets and their market cycles as well as a look into the future. He will also investigate the pros and cons of all asset classes as investors should be aware that there have not been any risk-free investments for a fairly long time!
Markus Blaschzok, Dipl.-Betriebwirt (Diploma in business economics), CFTe, was born in 1979 and is the author of a popular free market commentary and an exclusive stock market letter, which concentrates on the precious metals and commodities markets. Previously, he worked as chief analyst for a major precious metals trader. Already in 2001, he joined the professional association of technical analysts for financial markets and during his studies, he focused on the Austrian School of Economics, which he also dealt with in his diploma thesis. The combination of these special fields enabled him to develop a holistic analysis approach, reflected in his analyses and commentaries about economic developments. As a renowned expert for analyses of the U.S. futures market he publishes a comprehensive weekly CoT report that gives its readers an advantage at the markets, particularly traders. Trading of precious metals supplements his works.
Prof. Hans-Jürgen Bocker travels the world as a finance and business journalist, columnist, business consultant and author but also dedicates himself to supporting junior managers as a professor. He has been active in numerous functions for 34 years in 57 different countries. He is able to use his multi-faceted education in technology, engineering and economics whenever technological expertise is required in combination with economic expertise. He has achieved the incredible number of 2,000 publications in papers and journals worldwide. In addition to that, he has given several radio and television interviews, in particular during his time in Canada. Furthermore, Mr. Bocker founded two companies in Switzerland. His latest book ("Gold Dossier") was published in 2000.
In 2003 Peter Boehringer founded the PBVV Vermögensberatung in Munich and now he is Chairman of the Deutsche Edelmetall-Gesellschaft e.V. He is author of numerous publications on precious metals, commodities and macro topics. Earlier Mr. Boehringer held various positions with international companies for 10 years; including Booz & Co Inc., Technologieholding GmbH, 3i plc and European Telecom Holding AG. Peter Boehringer is Diplom-Kaufmann and Diplom-Informatiker (European Business School et al.). His contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org, his blog can be read at www.goldseitenblog.com/peter_boehringer.
Ralf Borgsmüller, Diplom-Kaufmann (German business administration degree, similar to MBA), is partner at PSM Vermögensverwaltung GmbH in Munich since 2003. PSM is Germany's oldest private asset management independent of banks. Mr. Borgsmüller held management positions at renowned asset management companies (including Dr. Ehrhardt Vermögensverwaltung) and at a private bank and was executive partner of a large private Family Office. With over 25 years experience in the financial and capital markets as well as numerous presentations for various workshop organizations he has earned himself a well founded reputation in asset management. He has been correctly projecting the current bank and financial crisis in several publications since 2006.
Werner-J. Brech has been part of the investment banking business for about 40 years now. Currently, he is CEO of Hühn Vermögensverwaltungs mbH in Düsseldorf as well as board member of financial service company AAM AG. He is also part of various supervisory and advisory boards of companies in the commodity sector. During his career, in which he occupied many leading positions in nationally and internationally operating businesses, he has listed hundreds of emissions with fixed interests and many share values. Together with his partners from America, he helps start up companies at the capital market, holds IPO conferences and works in the fields of investor and public relations.
Joachim Brunner is executive shareholder of IR-World.com Finanzkommunikation GmbH, which incorporates IR-World.com and the news provider IRW-Press.de as well as the market letter "Smallcap-Investor". Mr. Brunner is chief Editor, his main focus is on Smallcaps and commodities. He especially concentrates on junior-producers and explorers. From 1991 to 1999 Joachim Brunner worked in the securities department of VKB-Bank in Linz, where he last was responsible for trading foreign stocks. Mr. Brunner is CEO of Vermögensverwaltung PORTFOLIO INVEST in Salzburg.
Christoph Brüning is certified as a financial analyst by the Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management, a German organisation for investment professionals, and was manager of the financial research company Value Research GmbH until 1999. Today, Brüning is the managing director of Value Relations GmbH, which he founded in 1999, also shifting his focus from biotechnology to mining and exploration. In 2011, he published a book about rare earth elements called "Seltene Erden - der wichtigste Rohstoff des 21.Jahrhunderts“ (Rare earth elements - the most important resource of the 21st century).
Markus Bußler is responsible for the commoditiy sector at the investor magazine "Der Aktionär". He is chief editor of the newsletter "Goldfolio" and author of the book "Gold - Player, Märkte, Chancen." (Gold - Player, Markets, Opportunities) He also hosts the television program "Bußlers Goldfolio" on AKTIONÄRTV every Friday. His focus is on the precious metals gold and silver, in partcular on junior producers and exploration companies.
Andreas Böger is the portfolio manager since inception of the APM Gold & Resources Fund, a product of Absolute Portfolio Management GmbH, Vienna. Due to a strong active risk-management framework, the fund has won awards for succcessfully navigating the crisis of 2008, e.g. 1st place in the Alternative Investments Awards by the Austrian Geld Magazin, category „Commodiites-Equities-Gold“. Andreas Böger was born and raised in South-Africa and holds a medical degree from the LM University in Munich; he has worked in the financial industry since 1999 and has been portfolio manager at Absolute Portfolio Management since 2007.
Peter Bösenberg studied at the University of Technology in Dresden. He completed his MBA in May of 2004. He specializes in Controlling, Financing, Innovations, Management and Communications. After having completed an internship at Société Générale, he became their employee and is responsible for commodity derivatives.
Prior to the CSE, Mr. Carleton spent five years working as a business development consultant in Toronto and New York. Before that Richard spent 12 years with the TSE as a member of the exchange’s senior management team. He was responsible for the market data and index services lines, the public relations and investor education groups, and developed the exchange’s strategic direction on new market services.
As founder and director of the Trends Research Institute, Gerald Celente forecasts trends since 1980. He is the author of the highly acclaimed and best selling books Trend Tracking and Trends 2000 (Warner Books) and publisher of the Trends Journal.
Gerald Celente and The Trends Research Institute have earned the reputation as a trusted name in trends for their accurate predictions, among them the "Big Boom in Bottled Water", the popularity of a gourmet coffee long before Starbucks was a household name, the growth in organic products and the "Gold Bull Run" and also the recession of 2007 and the panic of 2008.
His on-time trend forecasts, vibrant style and vivid public presence make him a favorite of major media like The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America as well as of cable and radio news including CNN, CBS, BBC, Canadian Radio Systems and TVNZ. Furthermore, he is often quoted and featured in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist and media throughout the world.
Adam Crown is Executive Vice President of CPM Group. CPM Group is a leading precious metals and commodities research and consulting firm founded by Jeffrey Christian in 1986. CPM’s team of professionals has extensive experience in the commodities markets. The team covers commodities research, consulting, trading, banking, and financing. Among his numerous responsibilities with CPM, Mr. Crown is responsible for client relationships and business development. Additionally, Mr. Crown oversees the Precious and Base Metals Advisory publications, the Weekly Commodities Views, and long-term studies on strategic metals. He also has deep experience working with producers and consumers of commodities on commodity price risk management and investment banking advisory work for a number of international mining companies. Mr. Crown has a B.A. in International Economics from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Josh Crumb is a resource industry entrepreneur and an intellectual leader in commodity market economics and strategy. Mr. Crumb founded LEC Minerals Capital in late 2011 and serves as a director of several public companies listed in Toronto and New York. Mr. Crumb was previously the Senior Global Metals Strategist at Goldman Sachs in London, where he set Goldman’s metal price forecasts and made many notable buy and sell calls with impeccable timing during the post-financial crisis run in metals prices. While at Goldman Mr. Crumb was also instrumental in developing a house view on metal prices and mining investment strategy, combining his expertise with renowned commodities and oil strategist Jeff Currie and famed Global Macro strategist Jim O’Neil (who coined the term “BRICs” in the late 90’s). Mr. Crumb was also a senior strategist for legendary mining entrepreneur Lukas Lundin, providing commodity price and corporate finance strategy, and was also a senior executive at Lundin Mining. Mr. Crumb has a Master of Science Degree in Mineral Economics, a Graduate Certificate in International Political Economy, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
As a graduate engineer, Peter Denk formerly worked for well-known companies in the IT sector for over 20 years. Thanks to his scientific education, he is accustomed to carrying out unbiased analyzes and collecting data to gain an understanding of new processes. As he is in general approaching facts as unbiased as possible he early on noticed, that certain subjects are ignored completely or presented wrongly by mass media.
By reading many books, doing research, collecting own experiences and keeping in contact with extraordinary sources he became aware of a series of connections in politics, economics, financial systems, and spiritual knowledge, which led to his writing career. In 2008, he published his first book, and since 2009 has been writing for several websites about provisions for crises, timelines and current issues. He is publisher of one free and one paid newsletter, the free newsletter has over 8,000 subscribers. In 2015, his media-critical book "Lügenpresse" was published by the publishing house J-K-Fischer-Verlag. It states, that news on certain topics in mass media in Germany and most other Western countries tend to be very similarly reported and extremely biased.
During his research and investigations it became increasingly clear, that in Germany and worldwide we are heading for scenarios in which the usual infrastructure, at least temporarily, will no longer be available. Because of that he is now concentrating very much on the topic of crises prevention in all its facets: financial, physical and intangible.
As deputy CIO of Tiberius Asset Management AG, Zug/ Switzerland Dr. Torsten Dennin is responsible for analyzing international commodity markets with a focus on energy. Furthermore, he covers natural resources equities from the global sectors oil & gas, metals & mining, and agriculture. Prior to joining Tiberius in 2013, Dr. Dennin has been responsible for managing commodity funds as well as single accounts at Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main (2003-2010).
Afterwards he managed a commodity fund and a natural resources equity fund at VCH Investments, Frankfurt am Main (2010-2013). Dr. Dennin holds a master equivalent degree in Economics from University of Cologne/ Germany, studied at Pennsylvania State University/ USA, and wrote his PhD-thesis on "Commodity Futures in Asset Management". He is author of two books, published numerous articles in industry journals, and appears regularly in Press & TV to commend on commodity markets.
Reinhard Deutsch graduated from the University of Frankfurt/Main. During his studies he focused on money theory. The former self-employed business man worked as a freelance journalist and finance publisher. He became known through numerous articles on money theoretical issues and on silver. His columns were among the first to be published on GoldSeiten.de. His first book "The Money Trap – Why the Silver Price will explode" (Buch "Die Geldfalle - Warum der Silberpreis explodieren wird") was already published as early as 2000. In the summer of 2006 his latest work "Das Silberkomplott" ("The Silver Conspiracy") was published. Everybody, not only dedicated silver freaks should have read that standard work. Mr. Deutsch will be present at the fair at his daughter’s stand Bullion Art.
Daniel D. Eckert was born in 1970 and is editor at the economics department of Die Welt, a German national daily newspaper, and its Sunday issue Welt am Sonntag. The scope of his work for the broadsheet covers monetary policy and public finance. At the age of 16, he experienced a financial crash awakening his interest for money and the stock market in general and the hidden laws and risks of financial markets in particular. Prior to his studies and career as a journalist, Eckert was working for a major German commercial bank. This time “behind the counter” made him a critical observer of our modern credit system. He studied history and German Linguistics in Saarbrücken, Freiburg, at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is married and lives with his wife and two children in Berlin. Eckert has an interest in art and regards eduction as the best kind of investment.
Jordan Eliseo is a respected financial commentator and economic analyst from Australia, with close to 20 years experience in the financial sector. After working for some of the biggest names in the global financial marketplace including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and AMP Capital, Jordan has amassed a wealth of experience analysing investment markets.
Jordan not only ‘talks the talk’ but has walked the walk, setting up his own precious metal and mining fund back in 2003, when the gold bull market was still in its infancy.
His analysis of the global debt crisis, and the key economic trends that will impact investors going forward have made him a well-respected analyst, as well as his forthright assessment of the opportunities and weaknesses in the Australian superannuation and financial market place, and why individuals need to take personal control of their finances.
F. William Engdahl is the author of the best-selling book on oil and geopolitics, "Mit der Ölwaffe zur Weltmacht" ("A Century of War: Anglo-American Politics and the New World Order"). Mr Engdahl is one of the more widely discussed analysts of current political and economic developments, and his provocative articles and analyses have appeared in many newspapers and magazines and on well-known international websites such as GlobalResearch.com, FinancialSense.com, Asia Inc., 321Gold.com. In addition to discussing oil geopolitics and energy issues, he has written on issues of agriculture, GATT, WTO, IMF, energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years. He recently finished his book, "Saat der Zerstörung - Die dunkle Seite der Gen-Manipulation" ("Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Political Agenda behind GMO"), about the attempt to genetically control world’s food supply. His articles are to be found in the German-language weekly newspaper "Freitag" and also in "ZeitFragen".
The investment guru Marc Faber is famous for his ponytail and his extravagant ideas. The Swiss-born expert says in simple words what many do not even dare think of. For this he is highly appreciated and respected. He now lives in Hongkong and Thailand, works as an assets manager and consultant for banks, writes books and publishes the stock exchange letter "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" for his fans. His legendary reputation stems from several wise predictions on the development of stock exchanges. His current book in the German language "Zukunftsmarkt Asien" ("The Future Market of Asia") was published at Finanzbuch Verlag.
Marco Feiten has been interested in shares, economics and stock exchanges since he was 15. After doing his A-levels and the civil service he served an apprenticeship as qualified bank clerk and founded Trierer Aktienclub 2000 (www.TAC2000.de), whose chaiman he is and for which he publishes the research report "Börseninfo" ("Stock Exchange Info"). He graduated in business (with focus on Services Administration and Medium Sized Business) from the University of Trier. Besides he works as an author, for example for Smart Investor Media GmbH. He has been operating the internet project www.new-sense.net since 2002 and since 2006 he is employed with IFL Rühl GmbH as deputy manager for the assets management.
Antal E. Fekete, Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, is a renowned mathematician and monetary expert. He was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1932. Having graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest in mathematics in 1955, he left Hungary in the wake of the 1956 anti-Communist uprising that was brutally put down by the occupying Soviet troops.
He immigrated to Canada in the following year and was appointed Assistant Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1958. In 1993, after 35 years’ of service he retired with the rank of Full Professor. During this period he also had tours of duty as visiting professor at Columbia University in the City of New York (1961), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (1964), Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (1970), Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (1974). Since 2005 he has been Professor at Large of Intermountain Institute for Science and Applied Mathematics (IISAM), Missoula, Montana.
Antal E. Fekete, who is a proponent of the gold standard and a critic of the current monetary system, devotes much of his time to writing and lecturing on fiscal and monetary reform with special regard to the role of gold and silver.
Markus Fieber has specialized in trading algorithms and the development of Black Boxes, with focus on equities and derivates Furthermore, he hosts work shops for institutional and private investors in Portfolio Insurance and Derivate Trading. He holds lectures at various events for investors.
Ralf Flierl is founder and manager of Smart Investor Media GmbH and chief editor of the Smart Investor magazine. Furthermore he is responsible for the weekly market letter Smart Investor Weekly. Earlier amongst others he was securities analysts for FINANZWOCHE in Pullach near Munich (Dr. Jens Ehrhardt) and head of Research at GoingPublic Media AG in Wolfratshausen. Mr. Flierl, born in 1965 near Regensburg, is married and has been living in Munich since 1986, where he finished his studies in business administration.
International financier Robert Friedland is the founder and Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., a Canadian public company whose remarkable copper and gold discoveries in Mongolia have sparked a gold rush by western mining companies during the past three years. Ivanhoe Mines has successfully secured approximately US$440 million in international equity financings since drilling its initial discovery hole at Oyu Tolgoi (Turquoise Hill), in Mongolia's South Gobi region, in July, 2001. Oyu Tolgoi, now internationally recognized as one of the world's largest copper-gold porphyry deposits. As Co-Chairman and controlling shareholder of Ivanhoe Nickel & Platinum Ltd. (Ivanplats), Mr. Friedland is closely involved with several mining projects in Australia and Africa, including the development of a significant nickel-platinum-copper deposit on South Africa's Bushveld Complex. Mr. Friedland also is Deputy Chairman and controlling shareholder of Ivanhoe Energy and Co-Chairman of its China-focused operating subsidiary, Sunwing Energy. Ivanhoe Energy's other international interests include conventional oil and gas production and exploration in the United States and innovative technologies to upgrade heavy oil to light oil and to produce cleaner burning liquid fuels from natural gas.
Marc Friedrich studied international business economics. During his studies he intensively focused on the economy and financial markets. After graduating he was confronted with the concepts of risk capital, capital investment and investment consulting while working for a Swiss venture capital company. He was able to gain a lot of valuable international work experience in Argentina, the UK, Switzerland, and the US. During a stay in Argentina, Friedrich observed a national bancruptcy in 2001 and its devastating consequences.
Jürgen Ganßleben is an executive of the independent Frankfurt-based asset management firm G&P Institutional Management AG. He acts as an advisor to the funds G&P Exploration & Mining (A0JLUY), whose focus is on the substantial exploration shares in the precious and industrial metal sector.
Manfred Gburek is an independent economic and financial journalist from Frankfurt am Main and works as columnist for "GoldSeiten.de" and "WiWo.de". He started his career as an investment adviser and later continued working as an asset manager. For 30 years, he was a member of the German Society of Investment Analysis and Asset Management (DVFA). He was also a part of the chief editorial staff of the magazines "Wirtschaftswoche", "Wertpapier", "Telebörse" and "Euro". Aside from his books on the stock markets, he wrote a book titled "Das Goldbuch" (first edition appeared in 2003) and most recently authored the electronic book "Ach du liebes Geld!".
Christoph Geyer has been working in the banking business for more than 30 years. He analysed shares, markets and commodities on a technical basis. He is also co-author of the textbook "Praxishandbuch Börsentermingeschäfte" and he is responsible for the technical analysis in the retail consumer area of the Commerzbank. Since August 2011, Geyer is regional manager of the VTAD Frankfurt (Union of Technical Analysts). He has a degree in technical analysis (CFTe Certified Fincancial Technician). After he reached the third place in 2009 and 2010, he received the first prize of the AktienAnalystenAward "Sonderpreis Technische Analyse" of the Börsen-Zeitung in 2011. He gives lectures and customer events. For up-to-date information please visit www.christophgeyer.de .
Dr. h. c. Michael Grandt was born in 1963 and is a publicist, lecturer and consultant in the fields of economics, finance, and contemporary history. He has contributed to numerous documentaries for several British, Austrian and German TV channels and as a specialist he has been visiting various TV talk shows.He has authored more than 800 writings and published 22 books so far. His books "Der Crash der Lebensversicherungen“ (The Euro Crash and Life Insurances); "Der Staatsbankrott kommt!“ (The National Bancruptcy is Imminent), "Europa vor dem Crash“ (Europe before the Crash) (together with Udo Ulfkotte and Gerhard Spannbauer), "Der Euro-Crash kommt“ (The Crash of the Euro is Imminent), which contain a precise forecast of the Euro-crisis (published years in advance), have been, and still are for months now, on the bestsellers lists of important German journals like Spiegel, Handelsblatt and Manager-Magazin. His latest book “Vorsicht Lebensversicherung!” (Beware Life Insurance) is in stores now. Since recently, he has also published his own stock market letter called “Unter vier Augen - Wissen, was andere nicht wissen“ (In private - Know what others don't know), which is focused on asset security.
Fabian Grummes who was born in Munich in 1977 has studied philosophy, history, economic geography and economics at the LMU university in Munich. Since 2003 he has gathered first experiences on the commodities market and in 2007, he has started working as independent trader in this market segment. During that period, he has visited various seminars, especially those of the renowned trading coach Van. K. Tharp. After a long stay in China (Beijing) he has joined the team of Smart Investor at the beginning of 2010.
As owner of Midas Touch Consulting Florian Grummes is an independent analyst and consultant. Since 1996, he has been especially focused on financial markets and in 2002 began specializing in the precious metals sector.
In addition to his gold and silver analyzes for the pro aurum KG, that are published every second week, he also publishes his reknowned international Midas Touch Report every other week, which includes updates on his gold model.
Grummes is a proven gold expert and advises numerous mining companies and investors. Grummes is very successful in reaching the exact conclusion in combining his analyses of the gold market, which are based on sentiment or fundamentals.
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Since 2005 Daniel Haase is working for the investors' magazine "Smart Investor" as independent business editor. Amongst others, he wrote the cover story "Kapitalschutz - Kein Geldverlieren in schweren Zeiten" ("Protection of Capital - No Money-Losing in rough Times", 10/2006), "Über Inflation und den Niedergang von Währungen" ("About Inflation and the Deterioration of Currencies", 06/2007), "Subprime Giftmüll in Geldmarktfonds" ("Toxic Waste of the Subprime Crisis in Money Market Funds", 07/2007) and "Bombe im Bankensektor" ("Bomb in the Banking Sector“, 07/2008). The trained banker was responsible for securities/ derivatives with the former Federal State Bank of Schleswig-Holstein and later worked for the Credit Union of Kiel as specialist for securities for wealthy private cusstomers. He is director of the "Haase & Ewert GbR" (founded in 2007) and hosts lectures in northern Germany on a regular basis. On a fee basis he offers his independent consultancy services and analysis to a small group of private investors.
Erich Hambach, born 1963 in Munich, has been working for more than 30 years in the insurance and investment business. After finishing his training as an insurance broker, he took evening courses in business administration while setting up an insurance firm for a Munich-based company. He was employed in a number of different German and international insurance companies before starting to work as a freelance instructor in 2002. Since 2014, Erich Hambach does what he is most passionate about, giving presentations about the structures behind the political and financial systems in order to educate and empower the public.
Eike Hamer (born in 1975) passed his first A-Levels in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and later took his second in Hanover, Germany. After the basic military service he studied economics on the universities of Bonn, Osnabrück and Rostock, where he graduated as Bachelor of Commerce (Diplom-Kaufmann) in 2002 and afterwards earned his doctorate. Eike Hamer is a member of the "Institute of Middle Class Niedersachsen" in Hanover since 1996. He wrote the bestselling book "Was passiert, wenn der Crash kommt? - Wie sichere ich mein Vermögen oder Unternehmen" ("What happens when the Crash comes? - How to secure my assets and establishments") in cooperation with his father, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Hamer. In the book, the authors describe the consequences of a fundamental crisis in areas such as economy, society, education and culture. The reader is introduced to possible strategies for members of middle class and for the structure of assets. Special focus is set on gold.
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Hankel was born in 1929 in Gdansk and was Chief Economist at Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, the bank that was founded to help rebuild Germany after WW II. In 1968, German Secretary of Commerce Karl Schill made him director of his department of money and loans, where he introduced countless improvements to the banking industry. He is the inventor of the Bundesschatzbrief (Federal Treasury note) and opened the German stock exchange for forward transactions. In 1971/72 he became president of Hessische Landesbank (regional bank of Hesse). Prof. Hankel has been honorary professor for monetary and development policy at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt/Main since 1971 and has been guest professor at various universities all over the world, for example at Harvard, Georgetown, School for Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University Bologna and at Wissenschaftscenter Berlin.
He is also a consultant for third world countries and Eastern Europe. Until 1995 he had founded a center for the education of bankers and for consultations in Tyumen in western Siberia.
In 1998, he and three of his colleagues filed a lawsuit at the German Federal Constitutional Court against the hasty introduction of the Euro. His latest book is called "Die EURO-Lüge” (The Euro lie).
Folker Hellmeyer started his career as foreign exchange trader with Deutsche Bank in Hamburg and London in 1984. Since 1995 the banking professional has been working with Helaba in Frankfurt and since April 2002 he has been chief analyst with Bremer Landesbank. Furthermore, Folker Hellmeyer is a popular guest in TV shows and expert discussions on finance, for example at n-tv or Bloomberg TV.
Gregor Hochreiter, MSc is an economist who works at the University of Halle/Saale and at the Hochschule Liechtenstein. He has been published several times, on GoldSeiten.de and liberty.li, among many other websites, and in daily newspapers. He is the author of "Langfristig Werte sichern" ("Securing Long-term Worth") and co-author of "Der Anti-Steingart" and "The Regulation Race".
Bill Holter writes and is partnered with Jim Sinclair at the newly formed Holter/Sinclair collaboration. Prior, he wrote for Miles Franklin from 2012-15. Bill worked as a retail stockbroker for 23 years, including 12 as a branch manager at A.G. Edwards. He left Wall Street in late 2006 to avoid potential liabilities related to management of paper assets. In retirement he and his family moved to Costa Rica where he lived until 2011 when he moved back to the United States. Bill was a well-known contributor to the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) commentaries from 2007-present. You can reach Bill at: email@example.com
Hannes Huster performed a training as bank clerk and got actively involved in the stock exchange in 1996. In addition to working as an investment advisor in the field of shares for nearly ten years, he studied banking with the focus on investment securities. In 2001, he was honoured by the Bavarian State Government ("Meisterpreis der Bayerischen Staatsregierung").
Hannes Huster is publisher and chief editor of the exchange service "Der Goldreport" (www.dergoldreport.de). This report, founded in 2003, analyses upcoming companies showing strong growth in the commodity sector. It reflects this investment strategy for different risk classes in respective model portfolios. Since May of this year, Huster is also chief editor of the report "Husters Goldanalyse", which is available at the publishing house Investor Verlag in Bonn.
John Kaiser began his carreer in January 1983 as a research assistant in Vancouver. In 1989 he started work at Pacific International Securities Inc where he was research director until April 1994 when he moved to the United States with his family. From 1989 until 1994 he was also a registered investment advisor. He worked for six months as a researcher for Bob Bishop's Gold Mining Stock Report before branching out on his own with the publication of the first issue of the Kaiser Bottom-Fishing Report in October 1994. He has written extensively about speculative Canadian issues, is frequently quoted by the media, and is a regular speaker at investment conferences. He specializes in high risk speculative Canadian securities with an emphasis on the resource sector. He is one of the few independent analysts with an in-depth knowledge of diamond exploration.
Christoph Karl is Deputy Chief Editor of the investor magazine Smart Investor. He has been writing for the magazine regularly since 2008. He is mainly interested in value investing, secondary values and precious metals. Thanks to his experience in corporate finance consulting and various commodity investments he has the necessary know-how to distinguish a typical "stock market story" from a fundamentally solid company. As a Fan of Warren Buffett he tries to take into account classic value principles, even in times of excess liquidity and crack-up boom, especially in mining shares. Contrary to the popular opinion, this sector is indeed offering titles that meet the criteria of value investors.
Tobias M. Karow studied political sciences with a masters degree in international relationship and models of political systems. In 2004 he began as an editor at Smart Investor magazine, focussing on topics like Emerging Markets, Commodities, Value Investing and Asset Management Boutique Funds. He temporarily acted as vice-editor-in-chief and was responsible for numerous special issues about topics like real estate stocks and investment funds. In 2008 and 2009 Tobias Karow was a nominee for the german jounalist award in the category „Asset Management“. In 2000 he founded the Wolfratshauser Aktienclub, an investment-club he still leads as managing director.
Born in 1973, Thomasz Konicz studied history, sociology and philosophy in the German city of Hannover as well as economic history in Poznan. As freelance author and journalist his main focus is on Eastern Europe and analyzing crises. He regularly writes for the monthly magazine Konkret, the online journal Telepolis and the daily newspaper Neues Deutschland. Konicz has also published numerous books and e-books.
His latest publications include “Aufstieg und Zerfall des deutschen Europa” (“Rise and Fall of German Europe”). “Kapitalkollaps - Wie das kapitalistische Weltsystem an seinen eskalierenden inneren Widersprüchen zerbricht” (“Collapse - How the capitalist global system cracks under its own inconsistencies”) will also be out soon.
Andreas Kotula has been with Société Générale in Frankfurt since 2004. After finishing his studies of business economics in Mannheim he took over the marketing of the certificates of Société Générale that are issued from Frankfurt. Since 2008 he is also responsible for the marketing of the Exchange Traded Funds of Luxor AM, a subsidiary of Société Générale.
Gianni Kovacevic is an expert on modern energy, natural resources and emerging markets. Drawing from over 20,000 hours of experience, he is a sought-after public speaker who uses colourful descriptions and memorable stories to bring complicated modern themes to life. His recently published book was introduced to audiences around the world by way a one-of-a-kind coast to coast journey in an all-electricTesla - now credited as the world’s first zero emissions book tour. A self-proclaimed realistic environmentalist, he is a founding member of The CO2 Master Solutions Partnership and is frequently interviewed by the media. Fluent in English, German, Italian and Croatian, he makes his home in Vancouver.
Henk J. Krasenberg is Chairman of the European Gold Centre and gives his views and opinions on the markets of precious metals, base metals, other minerals, mining and exploration in general and in particular Canadian mining and exploration companies. He has a longstanding background in general investments and specializes in mines, metals and money since 1983. His aim is to build connections between mining and exploration companies and the European financial and investment communities. Mr. Krasenberg publishes several reports that are all available for free at www.europeangoldcentre.com or via email.
Hermann Kutzer, born in 1949, started his journalistic career in 1969 with the news agency vwd - Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste in Frankfurt am Main. In 1976 Mr. Kutzer joined the "Handelsblatt". At the head office he was responsible for all capital and commodity markets. In Oktober 1981 he returned to Frankfurt as a financial market correspondent; in 1988 he became project manager of the "Finanzzeitung" which is part of Handelsblatt. In February 1989 he became managing editor. Hermann Kutzer also worked as a TV-host: in 2000 he presented the business talk "Finanzplatz", which was produced by Handelsblatt TV and aired by n-tv. At the beginning of July 2000 Hermann Kutzer became head editor of the economy magazine "DMEuro" published by the publishing group Handelsblatt GmbH. In the meantime, the paths of Hermann Kutzer and the publishing group Handelsblatt have separated. Since May 2007 Mr. Kutzer is self-employed in Frankfurt am Main. With "KUTZER LIVE" the routinier offers his experience in market observation, in media training and as a presenter. His market observations as a commentator on the stock exchanges on n-tv ("Kutzers Corner") and his presentations on capital investments on events on the topic are the center of his work.
Wilfried Kölz has done research on stock market cycles for approximately 20 years now. He writes articles and gives talks. In his market analyses and annual forecasts, Kölz concentrates on prognoses about the arrival of trend reversals for precious metals, interests, currencies and stock indices.
Roland Leuschel first studied industrial engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and then economics at the University of Berlin. He is the former strategist and director of the Banque Bruxelles Lambert and author of several books (most recently "Das Greenspan Dossier", with co-author Claus Vogt). In 1982 he foresaw the US and European stock market boom in good time, and in the summer of 1987 he predicted with precision the October crash. Since then he has been known as the "Crash Prophet" - one of the most famous stock figures in Europe (Börse Online). In the aforementioned book he blames the former US Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan of encouraging the bubble in which he implemented a policy of "easy money".
Dr. Michael Lorenz lectures at the faculty of mathematics at TU Chemnitz (Technical University of Chemnitz). Since 1996 he has been actively trading futures and options. On his website www.boersenwendepunkte.de he presents his own trading systems. In connection with a simple money management strategy he achieved considerable success. This combined method serves as topic in many of his presentations and he passes on his knowledge in his function as regional manager of Vereinigung Technischer Analysten Deutschlands (VTAD) in Sachsen (Union of Technical Analysts in Germany, division Saxony).
In 1980 Günther Luitz is founder of HDV-Heidelberger Vermögensverwaltung GmbH. Since 1994 he has been specializing on commodities and energy and at HDV he is responsible for asset management decisions. He is visiting promising mining areas with his team of experts, consisting of analysts and geologists. The acquired knowledge can then be profitably applied to the advantage of his clients. His know how is very much appreciated at numerous work shops. He is editor of the book "Und ewig glänzt das Gold".
Martin Mack, born in 1963, is a trained banker and graduate in business management. During his studies he co-founded the Mack & Weise Depotmanagement GbR with Herwig Weise in 1989, which became Mack & Weise Vermögensverwaltung GmbH in 1994. As one of the first German asset managers, Mack & Weise founded the public fund M & W Capital in 2001, which offers investors access to the "real" asset management. Since 2006 the super fund M & W Privat provides a wider spectrum for investments, compared to M & W Capital.
Ralph Malisch was born in 1965 and has been interested in the stock market since the age of 17. After his graduation in business economics, he had been working in investment strategies for a major insurance company, in the commercial management of a medium-sized company, in asset management of a family office and as editor for "Smart Investor - Das Magazin für den kritischen Anleger" (Smart Investor - The journal for the critical investor). He has been game from the start. Malisch's special subjects are technical analyses, macro level views, and the interactions between policy, economy, and markets. He is Austrian with heart and soul, married and has two children.
Born in 1968, Prof. Mann took up his first employment in the banking sector in Dresden in 1991 after the German reunification and after having completed high school, military service and an apprenticeship in banking. In the same year, he also started to study economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and politics at the Bavarian School of Political Science in Munich. From 1996 onward he worked as a business analyst at a commercial bank and later as manager and adviser in publishing, as freelance lecturer and also as guest lecturer in China.
He did his Ph.D in international trade relations at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich while at the same time studying adult education at the Munich School of Philosophy. Today he is working as professor of economics and as a manager at the FOM University of Applied Science in Munich. He has been interviewed by numerous German and international media and in 2012 he received a prize for his excellent lectures.
Rob has been associated with the mining industry for 29 years. His career began in the investment industry, then in 1990 he stepped into the mining sector. Rob is the founder of Goldcorp Inc., where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $10 billion. Rob is currently the Chairman & CEO and largest shareholder of US Gold, Minera Andes and of Lexam Explorations. Exploring for gold, silver, copper, and oil & gas in Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina. Some of the Awards Rob has received: In 2000, Business Week named Goldcorp as one of 50 most innovative companies on the web worldwide. In 2002, Ernst & Young's Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year Award-Energy; in 2003, Northern Miners' Mining Man of the Year; 2004, Canada Museum Association. Outstanding Achievement Award "Philanthropy"; 2005: York University, Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree; 2006: Rob and his wife Cheryl are strong supporters of education, in particular leadership development and of health care. In 2006, they opened the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at University Health Network in Toronto (Canada's largest research hospital complex). Over the past 8 years, they have donated in excess of $50 million.
Rainer Meier worked for Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft in Zürich for 22 years out of which he was the responsible broker for shares, obligations, foreign exchange, precious metals, commodities and bank notes for 16 years. He was an expert consultant for precious metals and commodities in the educational centre in Wolfsberg, responsible for senior staff and apprentices, for further education in the field of communication and marketing as well as being responsible for accompanying qualifications on the topics Islam, military, and politics. Since 1997 he has been a political consultant, too. In 1999 he founded the company ZPMO Edelmetalle & Münzen AG (ZPMO Precious Metals & Coins Ltd.) in Zürich.
Frank Meyer was born in 1969 in Plauen. After finishing his Abitur (A-levels), he began his career in Berlin at the youth radio station DT64. There he worked as an editorial assistant, making and recording radio contributions. In 1995 he moved on to the Berlin-Brandenburg station Inforadio where he worked as production director as well as in the business editorial. After 4 years of living in Berlin, he moved on to Frankfurt where he burst onto the scene as a TV presenter and stock market reporter for Bloomberg TV. Since September 2006 he has presented "Märkte am Morgen" on n-tv in Cologne, the "Telebörse", as well as reporting from the Frankfurt stock exchange scene.
Markus Mezger is a renowned commodities expert from Germany and co-founder of Tiberius Asset Management AG, which he incorporated in collaboration with Christoph Eibl back in 2005 and which has since specialized in the active management of commodities and pension funds.
While he worked for the Swiss investment company, Mezger, who has a university degree in economics, has been responsible for the investment strategy and the management of active commodity funds before he took a time out in 2014 to concentrate on various research topics.
Markus Mezger has authored several extensive studies on the fields of commodities, currencies and stocks, all of which contributed to his success because of their remarkably high accuracy of forecasting.
Willem Middelkoop (Geneva, 1962) is a fund manager and author. In 2008 he co-founded the Commodity Discovery Fund, after working as a market commentator for Dutch National TV since 2001. In 2008 he also started Amsterdamgold.com, a web shop for gold and silver bullion which he sold in 2011, after yearly sales grew to over 100 million euro.
Willem is a member of the Advisory Board of the London based Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and a founding shareholder of Startup-bootcamp Amsterdam, a start-up accelerator program.
He is author of several books covering the economy and the history of financial markets. At the end of 2013 he published The Big Reset, his first book in English and a worldwide bestseller (Amsterdam University Press). He has sold over 100.000 copies of his books, which have been translated into Chinese, Arabic, German, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Italian.
Willem lives with his wife and two sons (11 and 13) near Amsterdam and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
Markus Miller has many years of experience working for international banks and consultancy firms in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. He is an economic expert and the founder and manager of the Spanish, Mallorca-based media and consultancy company GEOPOLITICAL.BIZ S.L.U. which also runs the online platform Geopolitical.biz. In his function as manager he has been coordinating an international communications and information network consisting of economists, financial experts, lawyers and tax advisers for one decade.
David Morgan has been an economist for over 20 years. He graduated with degrees in economy and finance, and is very much considered as an insider of the financial markets. Mr Morgan is regularly published in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, The Herald Tribune and in many other newspapers and journals. He gained fame through "The Morgan Report", a well-known radio programme, and also through "The Silver Investor". Mr Morgan has acted an advisor to funds managers and institutions, and has frequently held presentations.
Michael Mross (born 1958) is a native of Cologne. While studying law he discovered his interest in the stock market and journalism. After presenting for ARD (German public TV station) he hosted the financial show “Geldmarkt” (“Money Market”) for RTL Television. Michael Mross debuted in 1993 with “Telebörse” - THE “News” show amongst German TV stockmarket shows. The lateral thinker is an iconic figure of the German stock market community (n-tv, n24, CNBC). His latest project is the webpage www.mmnews.de.
Bill Murphy grew up in Glen Ridge, N.J., and graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University in 1968. In his senior year he broke all the Ivy League single-year pass-receiving records. He then became a starting wide receiver for the Boston Patriots of the American Football League. He went on to work for various Wall Street brokerage firms and specialized in commodity futures. He began as a Merrill Lynch trainee and went on to Shearson Hayden Stone and Drexel Burnham. From there he became affiliated with introducing brokers and eventually started his own brokerage on 5th Avenue in New York. He now operates an Internet site for financial commentary, www.lemetropolecafe.com and GATA.
Dipl.-Ing. Hans Jörg Müllenmeister was born in 1941. He studied electrical engineering in Aachen, and from 1966 he was an electrical engineer in the field of technical documentation. A trip to the Far East awakened his interest in precious stones, and since 1978 he has been a diamond evaluator and expert in precious stones, with a specialisation in precious coloured stones. He is the author of many books on the subject, and for the past 12 years he has worked independently, and is a publicist in the fields of asset value, precious metals, precious stones and diamonds.
"I am frequently asked: 'How did you first become interested in the stock exchange?' " Dirk Müller can't even name the reason for his passion for the exchange. It all started in the 1980's, just before his A-Levels. He was inspired by Friedhelm Busch's comments in the Telebörse (Tele Stock Exchange) and the girls in the movie "Wallstreet". Instead of studying for his A-Levels, Mr. Müller read the "Handelsblatt" and had a try with his first investments placed with the local bank. Later he started an apprenticeship as a banker with Deutsche Bank in Mannheim. He even became assistant to Hans Dittmer, expert in Frankfurt's bond trading. After his apprenticeship, Mr. Müller joined the independent brokerage house Finacor-Rabe & Partner and later Cantor-Fitzgerald, one of the biggest international brokerage firms seated in New York, where he there learned about "international harshness" - which is anything but fair play. But every word counts! His best teacher was Rainer Roubal, founder of ICF AG. It was Roubal too who gave Müller the idea for his conviction: Clients need to be protected.
Rolf Nef (born 1954) has over 20 years of experience in portfolio management and advice, and has had several managing positions in leading Swiss financial institutions (among others at UBS, Credit Suisse and the Union Bancaire Privée). Rolf Nef is co-author of an investment book: Geld, Gold und die Wahrheit (Money, Gold and the Truth, together with Ferdinand Lips und Jacques Trachsler), and has written numerous analyses for many different financial magazines. He completed his Masters degree in economics at the University of Zurich and is a full member of the Swiss VQF, a self-regulating organization of the Financial Services Standards Association. Since 2001 he has been an independent asset manager for private clients, and in January of 2006 he started the Tell Gold & Silber Fonds.
Prof. Nölling (born in 1933) studied economics in Cologne, Hamburg and Berkley, California. He has a German university diploma in economics, a Master of Arts degree and an Ph.D. in political sciences. From 1969-74 he worked not only as university lecturer but also as member of the German parliament. 1974-82 he served as senator in the German city of Hamburg and 1982-1992 he was a council member of the German central bank Deutsche Bundesbank. Since 1995 he works as professor for economics at the University of Hamburg. His became famous when he filed a lawsuit against the introduction of the Euro together with the professors Hankel, Schachtschneider and Starbatty in 1998.
Steffen Orben has 15 years of experience in currencies and commodities. For more than 11 years he has held a variety of positions in currency and commodities trading for Deutsche Bank AG. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he was a currency trader at JP Morgan in London.
Prof. Dr. Max Otte teaches at the Institut für Unternehmensführung und Entrepreneurship at the University of Graz. He is an expert for economy and finance and a renowned authority in the field of value investing. He published many books and articles about economic and financial topics. His book "Der Crash kommt" (The crash is coming) became a best-seller. Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Otte founded the institute IFVE for asset development and worked as chief editor of the capital investment letter DER PRIVATINVESTOR. He was also director of the Zentrum für Value Investing e.V. and was elected three years in a row (2009-2011) "Börsianer des Jahres" (broker of the year) by Börse Online. He developed a strategy and specifically for that reason a fund was launched in 2008. Besides, Prof. Dr. Otte is chief partner of the Privatinvestor Vermögensmanagement GmbH and of the Privatinvestor Verwaltungs AG.
Steffen Paulick is a qualified bank clerk and has been working in the banking sector since 1982. From 1992 onwards he has specialised in assets consultancy with private customers. Since 2001 he has promoted investing in precious metals to maintain purchasing power. At the same time he trains staff for this type of investment. Moreover he has held several presentations on that particular topic at customer events over the past two years. His last banking positions were in the cooperative system, with Postbank Vermögensberatung (Postbank Assets Consultancy), and as marketing director for proaurorum in Munich. Today he works as an independent asset manager.
Scientist Dr. Josef Pies, born in 1956, studied biology and did his PhD in cytology (cell biology). In his thesis he deals with the course of movements of cells – the units that work on the basis of colloids and upon which the effects of colloidal silver can be added. After having completed his studies, he started work in the pharmaceutical industry and has gained a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience in the field of medicine. Aside from ‘traditional’ medicine, he has an interest in the use of alternative treatments. He has written and published several books and countless articles on specialist medical topics as well as the history of medicine. Included in his bibliography are the scripts for training and information films for doctors and patients as well as many guidebooks for patients.
Since April 2012 Prof. Dr. Thorsten Polleit is responsible for the economic analyses on the topics of business activity, precious metals and financial markets, and monetary and economic policy. Previously, since 2000 Dr. Polleit worked for the British investment bank Barclays Capital in Germany, before that he worked as chief economist for ABN Amro in London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
Since 2003 he is honorary professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Dr. Polleit specializes in financial and capital market theory and is an advocate of the "Austrian School of economics". He is member of the Friedrich A. von Hayek Gesellschaft and Adjunct Fellow at the Luwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. Dr. Polleit teaches at the University of Duisburg-Essen and at the University of Bayreuth and is co-founder of the research network "The Roleof Money in the Economy (ROME)".
In 1996, Dr. Polleit obtained his doctorate at the University of Münster.
Andreas Popp, born in 1961, is a lecturer in macroeconomics. He started his career in 1983 in the field of risk management at a subsidiary of Guardian Royal Exchange Ltd. in Hamburg and London. His specialty was the classification of oil producing companies, commanding the post of an inspector with a focused FI broker. From 1984 onwards, he was responsible for the coporate organization of Popp GmbH. In 2000, he became CEO of Popp AG.
He transformed the company, which was founded by his father back in 1959, to a prosperous group of companies. In January 2007, he retired as CEO in order to intensely pusue his scientific work within "Wissensmanufaktur". In his fascinating talks, he equips people with this knowledge and he never grew tired of changing people for the better.
The internationally renowned and clear-thinking author has scrutinized and described the political and economic world for years now. He communicates his striking results beyond the mainstream in an understandable as well as cheerful way. His books and other publications speak for themselves. Even at TV appearances, he is plain-talking.
His credo: To get closer to the core of truth, even the most self-evident "facts" have to be put to the test!
Chris Powell has been managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, a daily newspaper in Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.A., since 1974. He writes a column about Connecticut issues that is published in a dozen other newspapers in the state and often appears on radio and television public-affairs programs there. He is a member of the executive board of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information and until 2009 was its legislative chairman for six years. In 1999, with Bill Murphy, Powell founded the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc. to expose and oppose manipulation of the gold market and related markets.
Commodity analyst Thorsten Proettel graduated from the Universität Hohenheim in Stuttgart with a diploma in Economics following his apprenticeship in a bank. Since 2001 he has worked in the research department of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart where he became head of the precious metals sector in 2007.
Jens Rabe is a self-employed commodity trader. Apart from his own trading activities he works as a consultant in planning and implementing trading methods on futures markets for institutional clients. He is the editor of the weekly PIT TRADER newsletter and the author of a series of expert contributions which appeared in various publications in Germany, the UK, Italy and the US.
Prof. Dr. Bernd-Thomas Ramb was born in 1947 in Kassel, he is married, has five children and four grandchildren. He studied mathematics, physics and economics in Gießen and Marburg. He holds a diploma in mathematics and a doctor's degree of economic science. Furthermore, he is habilitated for economics and is working as professor for economics in Siegen. As independent entrepreneur he is offering economic consulting, economic analysis and asset management. Moreover, he is working as economic journalist. He is doing researches in: Pure economics, monetary theory and monetary policy, economic behavioural theory and political economics of the European Union.
Selected publications: Der Zusammenbruch unserer Währung (The collapse of our currency), 2011; Vor der nächsten Währungs-”Reform” (Before the next currency “reform”), 2005, Braucht der EU-Binnenmarkt eine Währungsunion (Does the European Single Market need a Monetary union); Die Zukunft der D-Mark (The future of the D-Mark), 1997
Uwe Reinelt comes from a modest background. After finishing his studies in German and English, he pursued a career as male nurse in 1976. In 1990 he completed the training to become a teacher of health and nursing studies. Since 1995 he has been the head teacher of a health and nursing school, having had experience in medicine for over 20 years. In 1988 he was involved in a plane crash in which he almost died, and since then has been interested in naturopathy, philosophy and Quantum physics. For almost 15 years he has been an alternative practitioner, Reiki expert and teacher, Qi-Gong teacher and holistic advisor. Mr Reinelt is considered as one of the pioneers of colloidal silver exploration. He co-wrote "Kolloidales Silber - Das große Gesundheitsbuch für Mensch, Tier und Pflanze" ("Colloidal Silver: Health for People, Animals and Plants") with Dr. Josef Pies.
After studying business management, Robert Rethfeld worked for a variety of large companies. He was assistant to the management of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), prepared official reports for the German Association of Travel Agencies and worked for Deutsche Lufthansa AG where he implemented one of the first portals for buying flight tickets via internet. In 1998, he and his boss founded a consulting firm for companies that wanted to create their own websites. Among his clients were Deutsche Telekom, Travel-Channel and Travelocity. In 2002 he started to create his own website www.wellenreiter-invest.de.
During his 20 years in the business as commodity analyst, Dr. Peter Richardson has been working for renown investment banks in Australia and Europe. He is one of the leading commodity analysts worldwide and has received various prices from well-known institutes for his sharp analyses. At Macquarie Capital Investment Management Ltd. in Sydney, Australia he is responsible for the commodity and macro strategies of the Macquarie Global Resources Hedge Fund. He has worked for Deutsche Bank for eight years, being responsible for non-ferrous and precious metals, steel, raw materials and energy analyses as well as spending three years as global head of mine stock strategies. From 1996 to 1999, he was head of the worldwide raw material research at UBS in London and before that, from 1991 to 1996, he had held the same position at UBS in Australia.
Dr. Richardson holds a PhD in economic history from the University of London and is member of the "Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy" as well as the "Financial Services Institute of Australasia".
For many years, Dr. Kurt Richebächer has been chief economist and spokesperson for the Board of Dresdner Bank. He has studied monetary and currency systems and for more than 60 years now, he analyses their consequences. His views are considered worldwide as one of the last voices of reason in the monetary chaos of the globalized (financial) markets. His sharp analyses, unbiased views and bold forecasts earned him the name “Man of Truth”. His truth is explained by an observer as follows: “His comments may not be pleasant, but dare to ignore them and you will suffer from it.” Despite his advanced age, Dr. Richebächer still publishes articles in various expert magazines and in his "The Richebächer Letter", which is published in the USA.
Lawrence Roulston, editor, is a geologist, with engineering and business training, and more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the resource industry. Lawrence is ideally suited to publish Resource Opportunities. After completing his studies at the University of British Columbia in 1975, Mr. Roulston worked as an analyst for Cominco Ltd. and for a mid-sized Calgary oil group for several years. In 1984 he became the CFO for a group of mineral exploration companies. He was also vice-president in an investment management firm focused on the resource industry. From 1994 to 1997, he was CEO and director of a mineral exploration company. Since then, he has been a resource industry consultant and independent mining analyst. Mr. Roulston's years of hands-on experience and extensive personal contacts in the industry provide unique insights that have generated an impressive track record for Resource Opportunities.
Dr. Hubert Ruß is a publicly appointed and sworn expert (Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) of Munich and Upper Bavaria) for coins and medals of the Middle Ages and the modern era. He is a board member of Künker am Dom (Künker Numismatik AG) in Munich, which is a subsidiary of Germany's leading coin auction house, F.R. Künker GmbH & Co. KG in Osnabrück. Künker am Dom also runs a retail shop in central Munich.
Austrian by birth, Johann A. Saiger is the editor of the second longest-standing market letter "Goldbrief- und Goldminen-Spiegel" and of the "Midas Investment Report". In countless presentations and seminars, the expert has presented long-term inflation and economic cycles with reference to his thesis and examinations.
Isabella Schmid, Dipl.-Betriebswirt (diploma in business economics), was born in Passau and is working for ETF Securities, which concentrates on commodities and currencies. She is in charge of institutional and retail customers at the markets of Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe. In 2006, she started her career in equity derivatives sales for Germany and Austria at the Dutch investment bank ABN Amro in London. Schmid also accompanied the development of the bank's institutional clients sector. After gaining six years of experience for traditional and alternative investment products she transferred to ETF and ETC issuer ETF Securities.
Volker Schnabel was born in 1966 in Berlin. His A-Level and apprenticeship in a bank were followed by his successful studies in business economics. Since 2007 he is working as Senior Analyst (macro) and head of marketing services for the asset management company "Mack & Weise Vermögensverwaltung" in Hamburg.
Thorsten Schulte looks back on many years of experience in the financial sector. Prior to his position as Vice President for Deutsche Bank he was Assistant Head of Department with DZ Bank in Frankfurt/Main. Today he is editor of "Der Silberjunge".
Sabrina Schwiertz (M. A.) is a sales manager at Deutsche Börse Commodities, where she started to work in 2009. She gives presentations on the topic of gold as an asset class at various - national and international - renowned events, such as investment fairs and conferences. Before joining Deutsche Börse Commodities, Sabrina Schwiertz worked, amongst other companies, for Allianz Global Investors.
Bernd Senf, born in 1944, was Professor for Marcoeconomics at the Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft (FHW) Berlin (Technical College for Economics). Since April 2009 he works independently - he gives lectures, hosts seminars and workshops, publishes his works and supports future-oriented projects. One of his focuses lies on the generally understandable teaching of economic and social contexts. His special interest is on a deeper understanding of vital processes and their relationship to the dominating science, economy, technoloy and morals. www.berndsenf.de.
After finishing his A-levels in 1961, Dietmar Siebholz went to become a professional banker and finished his education with honors. His passion for the Stock Exchange lead him to move to Düsseldorf to become assistant broker. After eight more years as head investment adviser for a bank, he grouped up with a partner to found a fund development agency for special property. In 1979, a leading property funds company from Munich hired him. He started to work independently in 1983. In the course of his career, Mr. Siebholz has developed property funds with an investment volume of more than 700 Mio. €, some of which he is still managing today. Since 1995, he specializes in the field of stability of money and its connection to precious metals. By way of his expert comments, he is well-known with many partners of this sector. He has been German representative of GATA since 2003.
Already when he was a youngster, Mr. Martin Siegel has invested in precious metals. Many readers remember him as Chief Editor of the magazine "The Gold Market" (founded in 1987), which he published until the end of 2008. From 1992 to 1997 he wrote numerous books on the development of the gold market and the investment opportunities in the commodity market. Today he is the fund manager of the gold fund Stabilitas Pacific Gold + Metals (WKN: A0M L6U), which shifted his focus to Australian mining shares. Furthermore he is the founder and co-owner of the precious metals tradings house "Westgold.de".
Gerhard Spannbauer, family man, entrepreneur and author of various books, realized a few years ago that the financial crisis will have wide-ranging consequences and will not only affect the financial aspects of people's lives. For years he has been urging his audiences to take comprehensive precautions: From securing income and savings to stocking up and taking measures for your own security. He became known for various books: "How to double your Income with little Means" and "Financial Crash - Comprehensive Precautions". www.krisenvorsorge.com
Dimitri Speck specialises in pattern recognition and in the development of trading systems. He is the editor of www.SeasonalCharts.de. This site provides seasonal charts for interested investors free of charge. Other focal topics are market anomalies, gold and commodities.
Eric Sprott has accumulated 40 years of experience in the investment industry. After earning his designation as a chartered accountant, Eric entered the investment industry as a research analyst at Merrill Lynch. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities (now called Cormark Securities Inc.), which today is one of Canada's largest independently owned securities firms. After establishing Sprott Asset Management Inc. in December 2001 as a separate entity, Eric divested his entire ownership of Sprott Securities to its employees.
Eric's investment abilities are well represented in his track record in managing the Sprott Hedge Fund L.P., Sprott Hedge Fund L.P. II, Sprott Bull/Bear RSP Fund, Sprott Offshore Funds, Sprott Canadian Equity Fund and Sprott Managed Accounts. In December 2004, the Sprott Hedge Fund L.P. was the winner of the Opportunistic Strategy Hedge Fund Award at the Canadian Investment Awards. In addition, the Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. won the 2006 MarHedge Annual Performance Award under the Canada-Based Manager category. Furthermore, in October 2006, Eric was the recipient of the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Financial Services) and the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Ontario. In December 2007, Eric was named Fund Manager of the Year by Investment Executive, a widely circulated publication for Canadian financial advisors. In October 2008, the Sprott Offshore Fund Ltd. won the award for the Best Long/Short Hedge Fund globally by HFM Week, a leading publication for the global hedge fund industry. In 2010, the Sprott Capital L.P. Fund was awarded “Hedge Fund of the Year” at the Absolute Return Awards in New York. In 2011, Eric was named “Top Financial Visionary in Canada” by Advisor.ca.
Born in 1962, Dr. Markus Stahl is assistant manager of asset management at the regional bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (was BW-Bank) in Stuttgart in southern Germany and at the same time Member of the Board of a gold fund with fisical gold backing. Until 1989 he had studied economical sciences at the university of Hohenheim and earned his doctor's degree in 1989-1995 at the university of Tübingen. Before working as head of fund asset management at Baden-Württembergische Bank AG in Stuttgart he was analyst at Ellwanger & Geiger. Mr. Stahl has written various publications about system risks, inflation, gold and commodities.
Luzi Stamm is a Swiss politician of the national parliament, to which he belongs since 1991. In 2001 he changed membership from the FDP to the SVP. As memebers of the national parliament are not full-time politicians, he runs a law office in Baden, canton Aargau. He is a memeber of the board of AUNS (Action for a independant and neutral Switzerland) and one of the seven vice-presidents of the political party SVP.
In 2007 he decided to start the goldinitiative together with friends from his party. This inititative is coming to vote on November 30st 2014. He will talk to this subject Saturday 30ist 2014 at the Edelmetallmesse in Munich at 10:15. At the stand "Goldinitiative" he can be interviewed in E/G/F/I.
Jochen Stanzl is chief editor of the online publication "Rohstoff-Report.de". During his studies of economics he co-founded the Munich finance portal BörseGo AG in April 2000. Since then, Mr. Stanzl is responsible for the editorial contents of Boerse-Go.de. He has special knowledge in the field of commodities and supervises the extensive columns on commodities at "www.boerse-go.de". Rohstoff-Report has 27.000 readers and is therefore one of the market letters on commodities with greatest reach on the German web.
Joachim Starbatty studied Economics and Political Sciences at the Universities of Cologne and Freiburg/Breisgau in the beginning of the 1960s. In 1964, he graduated with a Diploma and earned his doctorate as Dr. rer. pol. in 1967. In the following years, he worked as an academic assistant for the former State Secretary Müller-Armack and as a scientific referee for the Union in the Bundestag.
In 1975, he received his habilitation from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne. He was then announced as professor for political science at the University of Bochum and as professor for economics at the University of Tübingen where he was also the dean of the faculty of Business and Economics. Starbatty was announced as vice-chairman of the "Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft". Since the 1990ies, Starbatty has held several guest professorships at the University of Washington and one at the Doshisha University Kyoto.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of the European University Vadriana, Frankfurt/Oder. Since 2005, Joachim Starbatty has been emeritus professor. He is the spokesman of the Jenaer Allianz, a cooperation network for the renewal of the social market economy.
Jürgen Stark has been a Member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). He had been responsible for the fields of economics, statistics and information systems until he resigned from his positions in 2011. Since then he has worked as an independent economist.
Stark had been Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank before he started working for the ECB. Prior to joining the Bundesbank, he had served in various positions for the Ministry of Economy, the German Chancellery and the Federal Ministry of Finance for more than two decades, finally being responsible for national, European and international monetary and financial issues. From 1995 to 1998 he served as State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Finance and as Personal Representative ("sherpa") of the Federal Chancellor in preparations of the G7 / G8 Economic Summits.
His publications include several articles and papers on public finance, monetary policy, the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union, institutional economics and the global financial system that have been published in economic journals.
Jürgen Stark was born in Gau-Odernheim (Rhineland-Palatinate) in 1948. He studied economics at the Universities of Hohenheim and Tübingen before he received his diploma in 1973, followed by his doctorate in economics in 1975. Since 2005, he has been Honorary Professor at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. Furthermore, he is Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Board and the Board of Trustees of the Ifo Institute in Munich, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bertelsmann Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the foundation of the University of Hildesheim.
Ronald-Peter Stöferle, MSc was born in Vienna on 27th October 1980. He studied Business Administration and Finance at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and in the USA. During the following three years, he was working as a trainee student in the fields of Fixed Income and Credit Investments at Raiffeisen Zentralbank. In 2006, he began working for Erste Group in Vienna. Since 2007, Stöferle has written the internationally acclaimed "In Gold we Trust" reports, which have been quoted amongst others by Bloomberg TV, CNBC as well as The Wall Street Journal or The Economist. Furthermore, he was responsible for the analysis of oil and gold in the Erste Group for more than four years. Apart from his research activities, Stöferle was also responsible for the management of two baskets of gold shares and one basket of silver shares.
Since 2013, Stöferle has been partner and member of the management of Liechtenstein-based Incrementum AG. He is co-manager of a commodity fund and will issue a global macro fund being based on the Austrian School of economics during the course of the year. In addition, he is a member and lecturer at the Institut für Wertewirtschaft in Vienna as well as a lecturer at Wiener Börse Akademie.
Richard Sulík, born in 1968 in today's Slovakia, is an economist, businessman and politician. Since 2009, Sulik has been Chairman of the liberal political party Sloboda a Solidarita. In 2010, he became the 5th Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic.
In 1991, he founded the company FaxCopy, which he ran until 2001. During this time, he took up his studies at the University of Economics in Bratislava, where he did his doctorate in 2003.
After his graduation, Sulík was working as a special advisor of the Slovak Minister of Finance, whom he convinced to take his master thesis as a blueprint for the 2004 Slovak tax reform which introduced a 19% flat tax on all types of income and a 19% value added tax. In 2009, Sulík founded the political party Sloboda a Solidarita (Freedom and Solidarity) which he leads as Chairman and which was the third-strongest party being elected to the National Council of the Slovak Republic in 2010. In 2011, his party caused a stir by pronouncing against Slovakia's participation in the European Stability Mechanism.
James Turk has specialized in international banking, finance and investments since graduating from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics in 1969. His business career began at The Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase Bank), which included assignments in Thailand, the Philippines and Hong Kong. He subsequently joined the investment and trading company of a prominent precious metals trader based in Greenwich, Connecticut. He moved to the United Arab Emirates in December 1983 to be appointed Manager of the Commodity Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, a position he held until resigning in 1987. Since then Mr. Turk has acted as Chief Executive of Greenfield Associates, a firm he established in 1985 to publish his work and to provide investment research and trading advice, principally to investment managers, hedge funds and commodity trading advisors in the United States and Europe. From 1995 to 1999 he was a Director of Lion Resource Management Ltd. of London. Mr. Turk is the Founder of GoldMoney, a new electronic currency for use in ecommerce. Furthermore he is a well known author and columnist.
Originally from South Africa, Paul van Eeden is a well-known gold and currency expert. Since 1995 he has worked in areas of finance and valuation of resource companies. Through this he has gained much insider knowledge into the exploration of minerals. Mr van Eeden publishes a weekly market letter and comments on markets, economy and on other related areas.
Christian Vartyan has more than 20 years of work experience in real economy investment banking. After his studies he worked as a specialist for the implementation of entire industrial enterprises thus advising private as well as public companies on infrastructure, real estate, and power plant projects, amongst others the Austrian electricity company and Gaz de France. In doing so, he worked closely together with U.S. investment banks.
During his investment activities in the real economy he was mainly involved in projects that generated cash flow for refinancing and barely needed equity capital. After the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Vartyan resigned from these activities and started to focus on holding, measuring and hedging of precious metals. The respective performance of gold, silver, platinum and palladium has been monitored in weekly publications since 1st January 2010.
Christian Vartyan became Head of Commodity for the Swiss asset management companies GIP AG and Valex AG in 2012. Together with the CEOs of GIP AG and Valex AG he is working as asset manager for a precious metal fund of Vatex and the LGT Group.
From 1991 to 1994 Mr Veneroso was a partner of the Hedge Fund Omega Advisors. There he was responsible for the formulation of global investment policies. From 1995 until 2000 and in the period before 1991 he worked for his own company and travelled all over the world as a strategic advisor to global finance managers and economic advisors. He advised institutions and governments in matters concerning money, the banking industry, financial crises, globalisation, etc. The World Bank and the Organisation of American States were just two of his customers. He acted as governmental advisor for the states of Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and the UAE. Mr Veneroso graduated from Harvard and regularly publishes articles on international financial matters. (www.venerosoassociates.net)
Claus Vogt is the editor-in-chief of the newsletter “Krisensicher Investieren” (“Crisis-proof Investing”), an independent, critical and contrarian publication that serves its readers a guide for the troubled times ahead. In 2003, Claus Vogt and Roland Leuschel wrote the bestseller “Das Greenspan Dossier”, a fact-filled, clear-sighted analysis of modern monetary policy and its disastrous consequences. Vogt has also acquired renown for his precise prediction of the real estate bubble and its devastating impact in the mid-2000s. Apart from that, he is one of the very few analysts to predict the secular bear market in gold at the turn of the millennium, which started shortly after. He is firmly convinced that the second part of this secular bull is just beginning.
“Egon von Greyerz is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG (MAM) and GoldSwitzerland based in Zurich, Switzerland. MAM specialises in wealth preservation for high net worth individuals as well as institutions.
GoldSwitzerland is the precious metals division of MAM. GoldSwitzerland buys, sells, transfers and stores precious metals for investors. The metals are stored in the name of the clients in ultra-secure vaults in Switzerland. MAM also assists clients in transferring existing gold and silver holdings out of the banking system to the private vaults. Clients have full control of their gold and silver bars which are allocated and segregated. Clients have personal access to the vaults to inspect or collect their metals.
EvG forecasted the current present problems in the world economy 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.
Egon von Greyerz started his working life in Geneva as a banker and thereafter spent 17 years as Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of a FTSE 100 company in the UK.
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 Matterhorn Asset Management an asset management company based on wealth preservation principles. The GoldSwitzerland Division was created to facilitate the buying and storage of physical gold and silver for private investors, companies, trusts and pension funds.
MAM is associated with the Aquila Group, Switzerland's largest independent asset management group. EvG makes regular media appearances such as on KWN, CNBC and BBC and speaks at investment conferences around the world. He also publishes articles on precious metals, the world economy and wealth preservation.”
Philipp Vorndran has been working in asset management for over 25 years and is an experienced expert in the management of institutional and private clients' assets. As a member and representative of the Flossbach von Storch Asset Allocation Team, he is responsible for the communication of the FvS-world view to clients and distributors. He is an internationally renowned conference speaker and interviewee. In his role as the capital market strategist, Vorndran is also responsible for the discussion of relevant Flossbach von Storch investment themes with media, analysts and market participants.
Matthias Weik intensively observed the global economy and the various financial markets for more than 10 years now. Many years of international work experience and studies in Germany, South America, Asia, and Australia, as well as his international business studies in Australia, has given him a deep insight in the economies of different nations. In Germany, he completed his supplementary master studies (MBA). For many years now, Weik has been giving talks about investment in physical assets at universities and companies together with Marc Friedrich. Both economists published the book "Der größte Raubzug der Geschichte: Warum die Fleißigen immer ärmer und die Reichen immer reicher werden" (The biggest raid in history: Why the hardworking are growing poorer and the rich are growing richer) which has been on major German bestseller lists for over 14 months. In 2012, it was the most popular financial guidebook with position No.10 in the annual bestsellers list (non-fictional) of the Spiegel. It was three times No.1 in the Manager Magazin and eleven times No.2 in the Spiegel.
Eugen Weinberg, who holds a degree in Economical Mathematics, was born and raised in Russia. He came to Germany in 1999 to do an MBA. After that he was employed as funds manager and commodities analyst (utilities, metals, companies) with BW Bank in Stuttgart where he made contributions to several products and publications. Until early 2007 he worked as commodities expert for DZ BANK AG in Frankfurt, and since April 2009 he is Senior Commodity Analyst at Commerzbank in Frankfurt.
Herwig Weise, born in 1965, is a trained banker and Diplom-Kaufmann (business administration degree, similar to MBA). While still studying, he founded Mack & Weise Vermögensverwaltung (asset management) together with Martin Mack in 1989. In recent years Mack & Weise gained a reputation as successful open-minded thinkers. Their views of the market and its developments which are published in numerous studies are rarely mainstream and therefore often initiate discussions. The application of their analyses to the investment fund managed by Mack & Weise was extremely successful. That's the reason why the two asset managers by now belong to the top asset managers in Germany.
Harald Weygand is the Head of Trading of GodmodeTrader.de and one of the directors of BörseGo GmbH. After completing all courses and exams of his medicine studies, Weygand decided to follow his passion for the technical chart analysis of the markets. Having completed a long and thorough education in the theory and test phases, Mr Weygand has been professionally trading on the market since 1998. He holds presentations about technical analysis and live market analysis at conventions and seminars, among others at the annual Technical Analysis Convention.
Goldman Sachs in Commodities Research, leading the oil and petroleum products research under renowned economist Jeff Currie. Before joining Goldman, Stefan worked 4 years as a buy side commodity analyst at Julius Baer in Zurich, the largest pure private bank in Switzerland, where he became head of commodity research in 2008. Stefan was then head of research and analysis at BBL Commodities, a commodity focused hedge fund that returned 51.3% net of fees in 2014, the second best performing absolute return fund tracked by Hedge Fund Intelligence and winning "New Fund of the Year" at the Absolute Return Awards. Stefan studied Mandarin Chinese at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei and earned a Master’s degree in Financial Economics at the University of Zurich, where he graduated with honors. Stefan is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder.
Jim Willie's forte is statistical analysis of marketing and sales. In the 1990s he worked for Staples as an expert for sale prediction. Later on, he worked for Digital Equipment, where he did complex studies and market research. He developed a modification of business processes for DEC and managed to cut down costs for the company up to 300 m $. Over 25 years, he gained an excellent reputation as an observer and interpreter of the financial markets and their fundamentals. Jim Willie offers new and unorthodox approaches to the markets and their perspectives in his "Hat Trick Letter". In doing so, he questions modern economic theories with his unbiased and traditional views. Jim Willie offers thought-provoking impulses with his sincerity, showing the pragmatism of the ‘free’ market economy and the rampant globalization their own mirror.
During his study in physics at TUM Ingo Wolf made his first money by building Germany's biggest record label. In 1996 he changed the business model to ip-TV and got the patent for linear TV-programs in the internet. Up to today the group contains 600 TV channels on three continents. Ingo Wolf is also founder of Neuro-Soft GmbH, which is a company working in the area of artificial intelligence. The last years Ingo Wolf used to buy companies around the globe and in different working fields. As an example in mining business there is the Commodity-Trade GmbH in Germany and Sb- und Au-mines in Bulgaria. Since September 2014 he is owner of the exclusive international right to sell christal Osmium.
Born in 1950, Ernst Wolff grew up in south-east Asia, went to school in Germany and studied in the US. He pursued a range of professions including positions as journalist, interpreter and screenwriter. For four decades he has been giving his special attention to the interrelationships of politics and economics, which according to him are now of pivotal importance: “The 2008 financial crisis and the eurozone crisis ave been nothing but precursors of a coming global financial tsunami which will cause the IMF and its international and German allies to adopt measures we currently can't even imagine.”
Since June 2005 Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach is responsible for the sales and marketing activities of “Heraeus Metallhandelsgesellschaft mbH” (Heraeus Metaltrading Corp.), a subsidiary of the world wide Precious Metal and Technology Trust Heraeus Holding GmbH (Corp.). Their main task is to advise corporate clients and banks in the fields of securing prices and acquisition of precious metals, which then are further processed by Heraeus to industrial or investment products. Prior to his employment with the company in Hanau he was in charge of the trade of precious metals and commodities with Deutsche Bank and its investment subsidiary Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Frankfurt. He advised industrial clients from all over the world, producers, central banks and institutional investors regarding risk management of precious metals, as well as hedging non-precious metal and energy prices. He spent part of his career of more than 20 years with Frankfurter Bank in their trading offices in Singapore and Sydney.
Peter Zgorzynski was born in 1964 and has been working for Degussa Goldhandel GmbH since the beginning of 2012. He is a publicly appointed and sworn expert for gold and silver coins from 1871 onwards and responsible for the numismatics of modern history. He is a trained goldsmith, who has earned the title "Meister" (master craftsman), and formerly worked as a precious metal assayer for the Dresdner Bank AG and later on for Commerzbank AG
Since 2000 Mr. Manfred Zimmel has been a professional stock exchange astrologer and editor of the stock exchange letter Amanita Market Forecasting, whose performance and high score is annually confirmed by a US-rating agency. The graduated business manager, who lives in Vienna, works as a consultant for institutional investors, holds presentations in Europe and in the US and is the author of many publications both in English and German. In the latest publication "Die Investmentstrategien der Profis"("The Investment Strategies of the Experts") he makes his contribution as co-author together with many other experts and speakers who appear at the Precious Metals Show.
Born in Düsseldorf in 1959, he graduated in Cologne after completing his high school diploma, before he discovered his passion for the stock market and especially for commodities and precious metals in the late 1980s. Thanks to the imperturbable suffering of a large London broker he learned the commodity business, especially with futures and options. From 1992 to the year 2000, he directed various trading desks. As of 2008, he is a freelance journalist and blogger with a focus on precious metals. He is active in the financial markets exclusively with his own assets and for his own account. Since 2011, he started the „Metallwoche“ together with Frank Meyer, book author, columnist, presenter of the "Märkte am Morgen" and the "Telebörse" on n-tv in Cologne, who as well is reporting from the Frankfurt stock exchange.