Rob Marstrand

Rob is the founder of OfWealth, a service that aims to explain to private investors, in simple terms, how to maximise their investment success in world markets. Before that he spent 15 years working for investment bank UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager and stock trader with headquarters in Switzerland. During that time he was based in London, Zurich and Hong Kong and worked in many countries, especially throughout Asia. After that he was Chief Investment Strategist for the Bonner & Partners Family Office for four years, a project set up by Agora founder Bill Bonner that focuses on successful inter-generational wealth transfer and long term investment. Rob has lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the past eight years, which is the perfect place to learn about financial crises.

Is China about to crack?

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The most popular OfWealth stories of 2013

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

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Gold price fools

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Dr. Strangelove central bankers

Why central planning is M.A.D

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The Dangers of Debt

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The hidden profit killers

Have you ever thought about all the charges that you pay to financial intermediaries? There are many of them and …

Profiting from energy

Despite the weak economic growth across the developed world, global energy consumption continues to grow strongly, driven by emerging markets. …

The boom in Chinese gold demand

The long term investment case for gold is all about emerging market demand, especially in large countries like China and …

Are Indian stocks cheap?

The S&P BSE Sensex index of Indian stocks, measured in Indian rupees, has gone sideways for the past three years …