Frequently Asked Questions:
The Strategic Metals are purchased from TRADIUM GmbH based in Frankfurt Am Main since 1999. TRADIUM GmbH is an owner managed supplier of raw materials to industry and trade including the automotive industry, the electronics industry, dental technologies, and other innovative industries.
Primarily TRADIUM's business is the purchase and supply of these raw materials. However TRADIUM is now offering the international private investor the opportunity to purchase strategic metals as a store of wealth and a hedge against inflation. The purchase and ownership of strategic metals also delivers international diversification to the investors' portfolio, including, but not limited to, currency and geographic diversification.
Strategic Metals are not listed on the stock exchange so there are no public trading sites and no stocks or funds. Until very recently it was not possible for the private investor to participate and or profit from the industry, unless of course one was purchasing industrial quantities. To the best of our knowledge we can say that TRADIUM GmbH is the only business (that is a verified supplier) offering the opportunity to purchase and profit from rare earths.
When your metals are stored in-house with METLOCK GmbH (TRADIUM's sister company) you will receive a quarterly statement which serves as an indicator of performance. Our metal experts are seasoned and always at hand to discuss market trends when contemplating liquidation of your assets. If and when you are considering liquidation we recommend you deliberate with one of our experts on recent industry growth and up to date pricing.
Your rare earth metals can be stored at the sister company of TRADIUM GmbH, METLOCK GmbH, in a high-security bunker in Frankfurt am Main. METLOCK GmbH conducts this bunker as duty-free warehouse that provides private customers storage space at the security level of a bank. As long as the tangible assets reside in the customs warehouse, there are no fees for customs clearance and VAT.
Thanks to its relationship to TRADIUM GmbH, METLOCK GmbH is entirely competent in the storage of strategic raw materials and precious metals. Therefore, the assets are in the best hands there. For more information, see metlock.com (site currently only in German).
The critical assets are stored at bank level standard (security class 10 CD EX) and are additionally insured against theft and fire.
We would expect as part of your due diligence process before, during and/or after the purchase that an inspection of our facilities and your metals would be requested.
We will be delighted to facilitate an inspection. However, we must state that due to the high safety requirements it will need to be well planned in advance. We are pleased to say that if a personal visit is desired we will be happy to inform clients of the requirements.
The vault and contents are subject to an annual independent audit. In addition to that any of our clients are free to commission their own auditor at their own expense.
TRADIUM GmbH are a bonafide industry supplier and have been since 1999. They hold an ISO 9001 industry certification consistently since 2003.
All metals are stored with batch numbers and analysis certificates. The packaging units are also kept in their original condition. This streamlines re-sale to the industry.
If and when you decide to liquidate your asset TRADIUM GmbH is available as a potential buyer. Owners are also free to consult 3rd parties at any time.
As stated previously we suggest a long play with your raw materials, 5 to 10 years is our suggestion.
There are no fixed exit fees. TRADIUM GmbH will be happy to make you a free buyback offer if requested. However, the offer will always be aligned with the current market pricing.