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Matthew Piepenburg

Matt began his finance career as a transactional attorney before launching his first hedge fund during the NASDAQ bubble of 1999-2001

Thereafter, he began investing his own and other HNW family funds into alternative investment vehicles while operating as a General Counsel, CIO and later Managing Director of a single and multi-family office. Matthew worked closely as well with Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund platform in building a multi-strat/multi-manager fund to better manage risk in a market backdrop of extreme central bank intervention/support. The conviction that precious metals provides the most reliable and longer-term protection against potential systemic risk led Matt to join VON GREYERZ.

The author of the Amazon No#1 Release, Rigged to Fail, Matt is fluent in French, German and English; he is a graduate of Brown (BA), Harvard (MA) and the University of Michigan (JD). Along with Egon von Greyerz, Matthew is the co-author of Gold Matters, which offers an extensive examination of gold as an historically-confirmed wealth-preservation asset.

Insights & Articles

Ukraine War Headlines: Tough Talk + Real Math = Bad Options

Taken as a whole, all the chest puffing—from Boris to Biden—ignore the colder realities of the USD’s teetering reserve status, oil market realism (and inflation), Sino-Russian chess skills and record-...

Matthew Piepenburg / March 2, 2022

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Swiss Safety in a World of Market Bubbles, Distorted Currencies and Global Saber Rattling

As geo-political fires burn around the world, we are reminded of the importance of safety and stability in the jurisdictions of gold investment. If private gold holdings are subject to political whim...

Matthew Piepenburg / March 1, 2022

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How Markets Tank & Gold Rises

One of gold’s many attributes is its historical honesty, and as far as we see it, as gold rises, it calls “BS” on the recent tough-talk from on high. Markets, for example, expected gold to fall hundre...

Matthew Piepenburg / February 18, 2022

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Goldman Sachs & Bridgewater: Virtue-Signal as Implosion Looms

Although it may seem refreshing to see folks at Goldman or Bridgewater taking public swings at the Fed, it’s far too little and far too late. The warnings they are making today are the very same we’ve...

Matthew Piepenburg / February 2, 2022

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Getting Emotional: A Bi-Polar Dollar vs. a Sane Precious Metal

The Fed is handing us more inflation, rising rates, tanking bonds, a nervous equity market and a stagnating economy. Things will likely get emotional in 2022, for even the hawks are offering too littl...

Matthew Piepenburg / January 20, 2022

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American Exceptionalism

American Exceptionalism: Not Looking Too Exceptional for 2022

As the United States rolls into 2022, the tradition of American exceptionalism looks exceptionally untenable. With the inflation backing the Fed into a corner and geopolitical challenges mounting abro...

Matthew Piepenburg / January 3, 2022

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Dollar Illiquidity

Dollar Illiquidity — The Ironic Yet Ignored Spark for the Next Crisis

With the unabating onslaught of global money printing, it can be hard to believe the fragility of the global financial system lies in a potential shortage of dollars. The nuance lies in the Eurodollar...

Matthew Piepenburg / December 15, 2021

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Fear and Inflation

Fear and Inflation — The Timeless Policy Tools of Discredited Systems

When it comes to dying currencies and dying political credibility, be it from a parliament, White House or central bank, inflation, scape-goating and fear-mongering have always risen with eerie consis...

Matthew Piepenburg / December 9, 2021

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Gold Manipulation

From Gold Manipulation to DC’s Latest Lies, Absolute Distortion Continues

As the gravity of the inflation problem begins to sink in with DC's elite, politicians worried about the next election cycle have proposed a solution: Print more money. Unfortunately, that's not a jok...

Matthew Piepenburg / November 30, 2021

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Latest Treasury, Fed and BIS Reports Confirm: All Twisted Paths Lead to Gold

For too long, we have been traveling on a twisted road of various monetary and fiscal experiments on a bus driven by world governments and central banks. It has not always been easy to see where the...

Matthew Piepenburg / November 22, 2021

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