In 2010 Christian Haese, Fabian Haunss and Daniel Haese discussed gold investments and ways for retail investors to invest in gold. They developed the idea to rate and compare providers of vaulted gold, their preferred form of gold investment. Given that professionally stored physical gold and its providers in most countries like the United States and the United Kingdom are not heavily regulated and offer very different fee structures, the need for objective and transparent information and price comparisons seems obvious.
In March 2011 Trustable Sevices GmbH was founded in Berlin, Germany. Two months later, in May 2011, Trustable Gold launched its web site for the German-speaking market. The international version opened in September 2011 under www.trustablegold.com. In 2012, an Italian web site was launched.
We want to provide investors with easy-to-understand, objective information on providers of financial services and their offers. From our experience, many people have only limited knowledge of financial products and/or do not want to spend much time dealing with financial matters.
As in other areas, the emergence of the Web leads to new customer-friendly, transparent and objective online platforms that support investors in making investment decisions.
With Trustable Gold we want to provide exactly that: an independent and objective guide for investors looking for gold investments. Due to lax or nonexistent regulation, the market for physical gold investment often lacks transparency with respect to dubious providers. That can make gold investments risky and costly. We assess and compare providers of vaulted gold based on objective criteria and help investors choose the right provider.
We receive referral commissions from providers of vaulted gold if they acquire clients through our website. Our assessment criteria are fully transparent and our evaluation and cost comparisons are not dependent on any referral fees or other payments; we do not accept payments or other benefits as a compensation for our seal. Clients will find objective reasoning behind every rating. Clients do not pay any additional fees, when they become client of a provider through our website.
The founders of Trustable Gold have a strong background in the financial services industry, consulting and wealth management.
Until February 2011, Christian worked for more than 10 years as a management consultant for Accenture, a leading global technology and consulting firm. His primary focus was on financial services companies. Christian studied economics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
Prior to his work as a management consultant, Christian was a founder and managing director of fingerprint New Media, a small web technology company in Germany.
Prior to founding Trustable Services GmbH, Daniel worked for several years as a lawyer, first for an international law firm in the field of finance law and structured products and later for a German law firm in the fields of business law and company law. Daniel holds a doctorate in law from the University of Heidelberg and received a Master of Business Law and Taxation from the University of Mannheim, Germany. He is a fully qualified lawyer.
During his studies in 1997, Daniel together with Christian and two other partners founded fingerprint New Media, a web design and programming company.
Over the last 15 years, Fabian has gathered much experience as a founder, partner and managing director of various domestic and foreign companies. As of 1999 he has worked as a trust manager. Fabian studied at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He holds a diploma in economics.