Customer care by your private banker covers all the necessary areas. It includes managing accounts, securities, euro and foreign currencies as well as other financial services VÚB and Generali offer.
VÚB naturally seeks to maximize your returns.
Based on a thorough analysis of your initial position and on your requirements, VÚB will create your own personal investment portfolio. If a certain financial product is not appropriate for your final investment strategy, VÚB will tell you.
Your portfolio can be composed of:
- Specific shares; or
- Other types of securities.
VÚB utilizes the expertise of bank analysts and provides security trading services to manage your financial assets. Your portfolio can include different combinations of bank deposits (in euro and selected foreign currencies), government securities, domestic and foreign bonds, shares, alternative investments such as real estate and any other investment instruments. All with the aim of maximizing your gains
Would you like to invest in gold, too?
VÚB exclusively provided private banking clients with the opportunity to capitalize on their investments over the long-term, by purchasing gold bars or coins.
Gold in general
Gold is a precious metal, chemically resistant and a very good conductor of heat and electricity. It is soluble only in aqua regia and cyanide solutions. Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (aurum). Gold is heavier than most metals due to its high density. This property is exploited when panning for gold, since it will fall to the bottom, separating itself from other elements.
Gold is valued by two basic parameters: weight and purity.
The weight of goldis indicated either in grams or troy ounces (1 t oz = 31.1034768 grams), named after the French town of Troyes.
There are two ways to determine gold's purity: either in thousandths, where an alloy with a purity of 999/1000 is 999 parts pure of gold to one part of impurities, or in karats, with 24 karat gold is pure.
Determining the price of gold
The London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) sets the price of gold twice a day (at 10:30AM and 3:00PM London time) in US dollars, euros and pounds sterling per troy ounce for a minimum trade volume of 1,000 troy ounces. These fixings constitute the reference price for gold.
What are the advantages of investing in gold?
- Gold is an alternative investment that complements a portfolio of the main asset classes such as money market instruments, bonds and stocks)
- Gold is a long-term investment
- Hedge against inflation – gold yields usually rise in periods of high inflation and of geopolitical or economic risk.
- Suitable instrument for diversification – gold has a low correlation with other assets classes such as bonds and stocks, contributing significantly to lower risk and a better performing investment portfolio.