press release - October 20, 2014


NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gold Bullion International (GBI: has named Bob Alderman, Executive Vice President and Head of Wealth Management, the company announced today.  Mr. Alderman, a 27 year veteran in wealth and asset management, is responsible for business development and global distribution of the firm’s precious metals solutions to advisors and clients across all channels of wealth management.  He comes to GBI from the World Gold Council, where he was Managing Director for the retail business in the U.S. and Europe, responsible for creating and sustaining demand for gold in the wealth management channel.

“I am excited to join a company that is focused on bringing gold solutions to individual investors and making it a part of a well-constructed portfolio,” said Alderman. “I look forward to working with our wealth management partners to create better awareness of gold as a foundation asset for advisors and their clients.”

Alderman brings deep industry experience to GBI, having worked at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, prior to the World Gold Council.  During his 20 years at Merrill Lynch, he built and ran distribution for its highly successful Alternative Investments platform and was the National Marketing Manager for Merrill Lynch Asset Management.

“On the heels of a significant investment and vote of confidence from New York Private Bank & Trust, adding Bob to the team will help us reach more firms and advisors and help GBI transform the way Advisors discuss owning physical gold with their clients,” said Steve Feldman, CEO and co-founder of GBI.  “His experience with gold and understanding of the wealth management business is a unique combination, and we look forward to his contribution in this vital client segment.”

About GBI
Gold Bullion International (GBI: is the leading institutional precious metals provider to individual investors and the wealth management industry. GBI’s technology and operations platform allows investors to acquire and manage their physical precious metals assets directly through GBI, or their existing wealth management account relationships.  Precious metals are acquired through a competitive institutional dealer network and stored on behalf of investors in protected and insured vaults in New York, Salt Lake City, London, Zurich, Melbourne and Singapore. GBI also offers gold-backed debit cards and digital currency which enables clients to treat their physical gold balance as cash and to make payments conventionally or through the Bitcoin Payment Protocol. GBI, which has democratized ownership of gold and other metals, provides the easiest, safest and most reliable option for precious metals ownership.

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