The price of gold rose to record levels in recent weeks. Why? And what’s coming next? finews.ch is organizing the first Gold Conference in Zurich, with high profile speakers, on November 17th.
There are numerous explanations for the yellow metal’s massive price rise: some investors seek to insure themselves against the threat of (hyper)inflation; and the continually sinking dollar also tempts many investors to consider gold.
Last, but not least, many look with apprehension at the highest levels of government indebtedness since World War II, confirming their worst fears. They seek security.
Based on these premises, finews.ch is holding the first Gold Conference in Zurich with finance experts James Turk, Robert Landis and Tony Deden.
The event will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at 18:30 at the ConventionPoint, Schweizer Börse SIX Swiss Exchange, Selnaustrasse 30, 8001 Zurich.
Coffee and Registration
by Claude Baumann, Partner, finews.ch
Preparing for the Collapse of the Dollar
by James Turk
Viva la Restoration
by Robert Landis
Gold in Investment Practice – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
by Tony Deden
End of Conference Cocktail
SPEAKERS / TOPICS
James Turk is the founder of «GoldMoney». He has specialised in international banking, finance and investments since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics. 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. 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 1987.
Since 1987 James Turk has written «The Freemarket Gold & Money Report», an investment newsletter that publishes twenty issues annually. He is the author of two books and several monographs and articles on money and banking. He is the co-author of «The Coming Collapse of the Dollar», which has been updated for a newly released paperback version, now entitled «The Collapse of the Dollar».
Topic: As a consequence of decades of abuse and mismanagement by policymakers in Washington, D.C., the US dollar is headed for a total collapse - the inevitable outcome of all fiat currencies. Preparations are essential in order to weather the coming monetary and financial storm.
Robert Landis is a private investor and a member of «Golden Sextant Advisors», commentators on the gold market. He is Chairman of Amarillo Gold Corporation. He was a founder and former President of Northern Lights Investors, a private investment company operating in Poland, and a former Managing Director of Schooner Capital International, a Boston-based investment company operating in Poland and the Former Soviet Union.
From January 1984 through June 1994, Mr. Landis held a variety of positions within Merrill Lynch & Co.'s Investment Banking Group, most recently as a Director in the Financial Institutions/M&A Department. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Landis was an attorney with the New York firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he practiced corporate and securities law in New York and London. Mr. Landis is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and is a member of the New York Bar.
Topic: The United States, still the issuer of the global reserve currency, is a bankrupt in denial. Bad ideas about money led us into this disaster, and only good ideas – the principles of sound money - can guide us out. What we need is not a revolution but a restoration, a return to those first principles, failing which we face disintegration.
Tony Deden, born 1957 in Athens, Greece, was educated in Mathematics and Chemistry, University of California but has remained a lifelong student of history, economics and political economy. Since 1985, at the age of 28, he has been in private practice as investment counselor to families, and since 2001, the manager of Bermuda-registered Edelweiss Fund whose intellectual and practical purpose is the preservation of capital and whose record of total return since inception is at the 99,6th percentile of all unleveraged and diversified investment companies. He serves as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Sage Capital Zürich and, since 2003, the proud owner of a B-permit.
Topic: The role of gold in investment practice – yesterday, today and tomorrow.