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By Egon von Greyerz

Founder and Chairman

In this latest (12 minute) MAM-Chat, Egon von Greyerz and Matthew Piepenburg follow the trail from debt disasters and corporate bond bubbles to Bitcoin speculation vs. physical gold as the only true instrument of wealth preservation.

Egon opens with the omni-important and omni present topic of global debt risk. Such evolving risk, in fact, is what prompted Egon to form Matterhorn Asset Management.

Matt addresses the particulars of corporate debt, rising risk metrics and “zombie corporations” surviving exclusively on credit yet achieving no earnings. In short: corporate bonds are dangerously fragile. The ultimate wave of loan defaults and business foreclosures foreseen by credit experts suggests a shock to the securities market as inevitable rather than plausible.

Tanking markets, economies and enterprises, of course, means further (and desperate) money creation and hence mathematically assured inflation, currency debasement, rising market anxiety and a search for real money alternatives to increasingly distrusted fiat currencies.

Toward this end, Egon distinguishes physical gold from crypto currencies like Bitcoin as the obvious instrument (and choice) for genuine wealth preservation.

About Egon von Greyerz
Born with dual Swiss/Swedish citizenship, Egon's education was mainly in Sweden. Egon von Greyerz began his professional life in Geneva as a banker and thereafter spent 17 years as the Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of Dixons Group Plc. During that time, Dixons expanded from a small photographic retailer to a FTSE 100 company and the largest consumer electronics retailer in the U... More...

Egon von Greyerz
Founder and Chairman

Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 213 62 45

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