Finemetal Asia – The Gold Company
Swiss roots – Hong Kong home – Asian perspective
Finemetal Asia Ltd. was established in 2012 and is an owner-managed company that trades exclusively in the physical precious metals of gold, silver, platinum or palladium for investment and investment share protection. The three original founders are from Switzerland. Finemetal Asia deals exclusively with one refinery: Argor Heraeus from Switzerland. And all products sold by Finemetal Asia are “Made in Switzerland”. We are proud of our Swiss roots, and Finemetal Asia definitely has “Swissness” in its DNA: Reliable supply at fair and agreed terms and conditions, straight forward dealings and 100% quality assurance define our operations, day in, day out.
Hong Kong home
Finemetal Asia Ltd. was established in Hong Kong in 2012 and became the very first international member by invitation of the Hong Kong based Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society (CGSE) in 2013. Via the CGSE, Finemetal Asia acts as a liquidity provider to the precious metals market in Hong Kong and counts several of the largest jewelry producers as its clients. In 2014, Finemetal Asia was also admitted as international permanent member of The Kowloon Pearls, Precious Stones, Jade, Gold and Silver Ornament Merchants Association as part of our drive to better serve the local Hong Kong market. All operations are managed directly from Hong Kong – Asia’s International City. We are proud to have established ourselves in this highly competitive market, and continue to prove ourselves each day. Hong Kong is our hometown and our gateway into Asia.
Hong Kong is our home, but we are expanding into the Asian markets from here. Taiwan / ROC, China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore are only some of the markets we have tackled soon after establishing ourselves in Hong Kong and we continue to grow our presence and market penetration in those market. Careful in the selection of partners, without need for speed, but knowing when to grab an opportunity – that is how we conduct our business in Asia. The diversity in cultures, customs, languages and regulations makes this challenging. Having a team of people with a broader Asian experience and network has proved vital for our market penetration.
Finemetal Asia – what we do
Finemetal Asia offers the perfect way for you to purchase or sell physical precious metals on favourable terms, with a price close to the material value of the precious metal of the transaction; this transaction will be perfectly managed by Finemetal Asia from start to finish.
Securitisation by means of certificates, options and metals accounts in the field of precious metals always entails a counterparty risk. We do not think these risks are suitable for most (if not all) investors. These risks are eliminated by investing in actual physical precious metals. In the event of a crisis, certificates and any form of paper gold may be lost in the issuing bank′s insolvency estate and in the long term become worthless, as the certificates do not entitle its holder to demand delivery of actual precious metals.
We view ourselves as the connecting element between the producer of refined precious metals and the final customer. We manage the entire transaction, from the usual due diligence and “know your customer” paperwork to offering orders in all major currencies, transacting the payments as well as coordinating the delivery to any address in the world, in Hong Kong even on a same day basis. Finemetal Asia provides the access, the transaction capabilities and the execution skills necessary in this day and age to complete what, on surface, appears simple, yet is highly complicated. With Finemetal Asia the customer has a “one stop shop” for any precious metals need: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium? Minted, cast, ingots, coins, semi-finished products? Bar weights of 1g to 400 ounces or 30 Kilogram? With or without Kinegram? With or without serial number? Individualized or standardized design? With or without packaging? Finemetal Asia delivers exactly what the customer wants, acting as project manager from start to finish: we truly are the Golden Bridge.
Our clients include wealthy individuals, family offices, asset managers, banks, funds, precious metals traders and internationally known jewelry manufacturers, with whom we maintain audited and contractually regulated business relationships. The client base is spread all over the region, and includes Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao), ROC/Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and others.
The Motif of the China Gold Tael
The longevity symbol adorns the front side of the China Gold Tael. This symbol represents a long, happy, healthy and successful life. The longevity symbol is surrounded by its name in Chinese and English characters as well as with information on purity and weight.
On the back, the China Gold Tael offers 100% fraud protection in the form of a KINEGRAM from the internationally renowned LBMA good delivery refinery Argor Heraeus SA. The KINEGRAM is used by governments in over 90 countries as fraud protection for banknotes and identity documents.
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The Emblem of HELVETIA on the Gold Ounce and Silver Ounce shows Helvetia, a female figure synonymous for the Swiss Confederation since the 17th century. Helvetia is the emblem of Switzerland and represents the patron of Switzerland, the guardian of law and order as well as prosperity and peace. The Helvetia emblem symbolizes the purity and quality of the Helvetia Gold and Silver Ounce.
No Stamped Denominational Value
None of Finemetal Asia’s products have a denominational value or serial number. The imprinted manufacturer′s mark of Argor Heraeus guarantees authenticity, fungibility and the highest quality minting. As gold and silver are traded at current daily prices anywhere in the world at any time, investors are also liquid at any time. Gold and silver are internationally sought-after forms of investment and currency.