A Focus on one target
The Enhancement of Personal Freedom
The team of Bar9 knows that investing in precious metals is about becoming more independent. It is about increasing your personal freedom – and being able to sleep well at night knowing that your investment and savings portfolio is secure from the risks of the global banking system, inflation and geopolitical turbulence. To do so, however, gold and silver must be purchased correctly and secured safely.
This is what Bar9 stands for.
Backed by one of the most innovative leaders in the industry
Bar9 GmbH is a company of the Vaultoro Group.
Vaultoro Group was the first in the world to make gold trading possible for cryptocurrency users as covered by Bloomberg, Nasdaq, Reuters and many others. More than 21,000 customers trust the Vaultoro Group, which manages precious metals worth more than €20 million for its customers. Since 2015 Vaultoro Group has traded more than €110 million Euros in precious metals.
Bar9 is a German company with customers from all over the world. Out of principle all Bar9 vaulting facilities are located in Switzerland.
The Bar9 team consists of gold experts, former bank managers, experienced engineers, IT and customer service specialists.
Ana Valdes, COO
Ana has gathered experience in parallel trading, exports and e-commerce since she made a career move from hotel management in Switzerland. She is an LSE alumni with a passion for organisation and processes.
Waldemar Meyer, CBDO
Management track record together with high expertise in various hard asset markets. Former Manager at Unicredit Group (HypoVereinsbank, DAB bank, and Wealth Management Capital Holding), former Chairman of the Board of the German Precious Metals Association (DEG).
Elke Rothhaar-Cavanah, CFO
Rich in experience in corporate structures with an international orientation: Worked at the legal department of the Allied Force Command in Heidelberg and did controlling at Xerox.
“At Bar9 you will experience a customer service that is second to none: competent, private and fast with the goal of getting better every day.”
“Gold and silver investors need absolute discretion and the maximum quality and speed in settlement. We take care of that!”
“Reliability – that is what you can expect at Bar9!“
Philip Scigala, CEO of Bar9 GmbH / Co-Founder Vaultoro Group
Born in Berlin, Philip has run his own web development agency for 7 years and has been coding for over 16 years. He started working closely with the gold industry and made revolutionising the sector his mission. A pioneer in the blockchain space, Philip is managing the multi-lingual and multi-national Bar9 Team in Berlin
“At Bar9 you benefit from experienced German management combined with traditional Swiss security!”
Joshua Scigala, CEO / Co-Founder Vaultoro Group
Joshua has worked in Fintech for over 15 years. He has co-founded 5 technology startups. He was a pioneer in the sharing economy as well as in the blockchain space since 2011. Joshua is also a public speaker on Cryptocurrency, blockchains and echonomic theory.
“Enjoy the great feeling of having simplicity and security within your Investment and savings portfolio!”
Facilities, Insurance and Auditing
Founded in 2003, pro aurum today is a competence centre for precious metals in the DACH-region. Bar9 trades it’s clients gold and silver with the pro aurum Swiss branch. pro aurum Switzerland is also managing the top-tier vaulting facility, used by Bar9 GmbH.
Helvetia Insurance AG was established in 1858 and is headquartered in St Gallen Switzerland. All assets secured through Bar9 are 100% insured against theft, fire and more.
BDO is one of the largest auditing firms in the world with a revenue of 9.6 billion in 2019. Bar 9 customers can sleep secure knowing that all metals have been independently verified to be at full reserve by BDO.
When you deposit money into a regular bank, it is no longer your legal property but becomes the bank’s property, with only a promise to pay you back when you want it. They pay you interest for this privilege. The reason is that the banks can take your money and speculate with it to earn more. Doing this works most of the time until it doesn’t. When another global financial crisis breaks out, banks will once again go bankrupt. The savers at those banks will carry high risks.
At Bar9, savers buy physical allocated gold and silver that is secured in their name as their legal property. Bar9 cannot speculate with it and if anything happens to the Bar9 GmbH, liquidators can’t touch the client’s assets. Traditionally it was only the wealthy that could afford to use private top-tier vaulting facilities to secure their wealth. Bar9 enables anyone around the world to save in fully allocated and insured gold and silver bullion that is outside of the banking system, bringing peace of mind to you and your loved ones.