4 Reasons Investors are Moving to Private Vaults

Friday, Jul 31 2015 01:10 PM

4 Reasons Investors are Moving to Private Vaults

Precious metals are on the move. Since the calendar flipped to 2014, we here at Malca-Amit Precious Metals have noticed a trend in the way investors store their wealth. In the last ten months, we’ve moved over USD 200 million worth of gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals from bank vaults—most of them in Europe—to our private vaults in Asia.

In hindsight, and considering the financial climate at the moment, it makes perfect sense. As we’ve talked about previously, with the ups and downs in major world economies, more clients look intopurchasing precious metals (a diverse portfolio of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium) to protect and grow your wealth. The question then turns to storage.

Here are a few reasons why our clients, as well as investors the world over, are storing their precious metals in private vaults.

Fear of a Financial Crisis

The financial crisis of 2008 created a great loss of confidence in “the system”. Investors are worried that storing their physical assets and bullion with a financial institution—the same banks that failed—will not give them the same peace of mind as storing with a private vault operator who is unbeholden to anything but providing storage services.

The worry has merit. Buying and storing physical gold and other precious metals (in other words, maintaining a diverse portfolio) is a way to protect your wealth in the long term. But some are concerned that leaving precious metals in the hands of an organization with other debt commitments might negate that principle, the idea of wealth protection, entirely. 

Less Accessibility to Your Stored Precious Metals

We’ve heard from clients that they want to be able access their wealth when THEY want to. Banks keep you subject to limited operating hours. Private vaults like ours offer greater flexibility. You can visit and inspect your precious metals and other valuable goods whenever you wish.

New Government Regulation Affecting Banks

Governments worldwide are tightening the screws. Some pundits claim banks have become regulated to the point where, depending on nationality, it’s even difficult to simply open an account. As a result of stricter regulations it can be difficult to secure a bank run storage unit.

This again makes the case in favor of storing your precious metals in a private vault, although we follow strict due diligence policies we’re not subject to the same regulations as financial institutions. Furthermore, with a private vault you receive service at the level you deserve, and can access your goods anytime.  You also benefit from the option to keep your stored wealth under more than one jurisdiction, but with the same company.

Our clients have also told us they prefer private vaults like ours because we’re able to offer a wide variety of storage sizes. In other words, private vaults offer tailored solutions. That means you can store paintings, large collections, and any other valuables you own alongside your precious metals.

Uncertainty About How Your Precious Metals Are Stored

Doubts abound concerning the storage of your bullion when you store it in a vault to which you have limited access. How are your precious metals actually stored? Are they truly allocated under your name? Are they off the custodian balance sheet?

With Malca-Amit, your wealth is an allocated holding, segregated, and not subject to appearance on any other balance sheet. Your wealth is yours and yours alone.

For all these reasons and more, the shift to private vaults becomes clear to understand. Malca-Amit Precious Metals is proud to offer bespoke precious metals solutions, from purchasing to storage in private vaults.

 

Contact us for more information about our storage solutions, and get the security and peace of mind you’ve worked so hard to obtain.

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  • Uncertainty About How Your Precious Metals Are Stored

Doubts abound concerning the storage of your bullion when you store it in a vault to which you have limited access. How are your precious metals actually stored? Are they truly allocated under your name? Are they off the custodian balance sheet?

With Malca-Amit, your wealth is an allocated holding, segregated, and not subject to appearance on any other balance sheet. Your wealth is yours and yours alone.

For all these reasons and more, the shift to private vaults becomes clear to understand. Malca-Amit Precious Metals is proud to offer bespoke precious metals solutions, from purchasing to storage in private vaults.

 

Contact us for more information about our storage solutions, and get the security and peace of mind you’ve worked so hard to obtain.