Joshua Rotbart in the News

October 2020

  • PCD Club, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 – CASE FOR GOLD
    • Joshua Rotbart was invited by the PCD Club to share his experience and insight on current demand for precious metals from private clients in Asia and elsewhere. Take a look at his thoughts below. (Watch the full video: Online)

September 2020

  • Wealth Within, Thursday, 24 September 2020 – Is Buying Gold Bullion a Good Investment or Should You Invest in Gold ETFs?
    • Joshua Rotbart shares his advice with WealthWithin on the difference between investing in gold bullion and buying gold ETFs. He also investigates why buying defensive assets, such as gold and silver is a good long-term strategy. In this insightful interview with Dale Gillham, Joshua looks at whether now is the right time to be investing in precious metals, such as gold and silver, and where the price of gold is heading over the coming year. (Watch the full video: Online)
  • Manila Bulletin, Monday, 14 September 2020 – Gold: Better investment alternative during crisis
    • The Manila Bulletin covered our webinar hosted by the German Chamber Of Commerce in the Philippines.
      We covered many topics, especially the reasons why physical gold is a good investment in times of crisis. (Read the full article: Online)
  • Bloomberg, Friday, 4 September 2020 – Upside for Gold, Increased demand for Silver
    • Joshua Rotbart was invited on Bloomberg Markets: Asia. In his interview, Joshua discussed the reasons for gold being one of the most talked about assets in the investment world this year. Factors like the weakening USD, growing financial and geopolitical uncertainty, loose monetary policies, together with gold’s high liquidity and robust trading volumes are some of the reasons, he expects the gold price will go up to US$ 2,200-2,300 through mid-2021. (Watch the full video: Online)

July 2020

  • CNBC, Monday, 27 July 2020 – Gold Prices Could Top $2,000 This Year, Analysts Predict
    • Our Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, was recently interviewed by CNBC to discuss his views and predictions regarding the rally in the price of gold this year amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Joshua stated, “Investors are nervous, they are afraid, there’s a fear factor and they are rushing to gold.” (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • CNBC, Friday, 24 July 2020 –  Gold Price Could Exceed $2,000 Before Year End
    • Our Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, was invited to speak on CNBC Capital Connection on July 24th, 2020. If current market conditions persist and amid the coronavirus pandemic, gold prices will hit the $2,000 mark before the end of the year, and will appreciate even more, said Joshua. He briefed that USD slump leads to higher gold demand, as people see gold as an alternative to USD. Joshua highlighted the recent rally in gold price as the current situation is pushing investors to buy gold. He further emphasized that the world’s state of economies is fragile, and that if one big company goes bankrupt, it may ignite a chain reaction, which no one can predict its effects. (Watch the full video: Online)
  • Hubbis, Thursday, 9 July 2020 – Why Gold is a Shining Beacon for Investors during the Darkness of the Global Pandemic
    • Our Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, was recently interviewed by Hubbis. “Gold has been proven as a safe haven amid the pandemic. We expect the gold price will most likely go up as we are in a world of exploding government debt, imploding interest rates and collapsing economic fortunes, gold is set to retain its shine for a good long time to come.” (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • CNBC, Monday, 2 July 2020 – There is ‘very strong demand’ for physical gold amid the coronavirus outbreak: J. Rotbart & Co.
    • Our Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, was invited to speak on CNBC Capital Connection on July 3rd, 2020. Joshua briefed that there is strong demand for physical gold amid the coronavirus outbreak. Joshua highlighted the robust gold demand amid the growing global uncertainties, and shared his opinion on why physical gold is the most secure and safe form for investing in gold. He reiterated gold’s role as a safe haven in times of uncertainties. Furthermore, Joshua explained why silver is under-priced based on the gold silver ratio. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

June 2020

  • Forbes China, Tuesday, 9 June 2020 – 为什么在不确定时期黄金是投资的避风港 / Why Gold is the Preferred Investment in Times of Uncertainty
    • 摩根大通(JP Morgan)将黄金描述为“一种避险资产,传统上在政治不确定时期表现良好……”黄金长期保持其购买力,与法定货币相比保持其价值。这使得黄金成为抵御不确定性的一个很好的对冲工具,而且它一直是高净值个人保护财富和价值的首选工具。
      In his Forbes China feature, Founder and Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, shared his insights on why gold is the preferred investment in times of uncertainty. Joshua expressed that gold keeps its purchasing power over the long term and keeps its value compared to fiat currencies. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

May 2020

  •, Sunday, 24 May 2020 – Filipino Dollar Millionaires Turn to Gold for Pandemic Security
    • J. Rotbart & Co. Managing Partner Joshua Rotbart and Business Development Executive Zvika Rotbart were featured in a Manila-based newspaper for their insights about the Philippine gold market. In their interview, J. Rotbart & Co. executives shared that there is a growing demand for gold in the country and Filipino investors are turning to gold for financial security in this time of pandemic. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  •, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 – Will Gold Continue to Climb?
    • In his latest interview, J. Rotbart & Co. Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, cited strong investment demand and supply shortage as the reasons for the dramatic increase in premiums. Joshua added that with the current debt situation of governments, we can expect gold to continue to do well in the market. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

March 2020

  • SBMA, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 – Protecting Your Portfolio Against Covid-19
    • Joshua Rotbart, Managing Partner of J. Rotbart & Co. wrote an article for the Singapore Bullion Market Association’s Crucible publication. In the article, Joshua reiterated the effects of COVID-19 to the global economy, how major indices are heavily hit and advising investors to protect their portfolios with the ultimate safe haven asset—gold. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • WealthBriefing, Monday, 16 March 2020 – Go Physical: Precious Metals Boutique Educates Wealth Advisors
    • J. Rotbart & Co. Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, expressed that holding physical precious metals is under-appreciated in his interview for WealthBriefing. Joshua talked about the implications of owning ETFs and physical gold as well as the movement of gold from Hong Kong to Singapore and Switzerland caused by the political unrest. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • MENAFN, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – Blockpass, J. Rotbart & Co. Partner to Offer Precious Metal Services to PASS Club Members
    • J. Rotbart & Co. partnered with a KYC-as-a Service platform, Blockpass, to offer its precious metals services, including free six months gold storage, exclusively to Pass Club members. This cooperation provides a fast route to purchase bullion with an easier and seamless KYC process. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

February 2020

  •, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 – Covid-19 Kills Consumer Demand for Gold
    • In his interview for, Joshua Rotbart shared his insights about trends in the gold market during times of uncertainty and the spreading COVID-19. Joshua reiterated that the global pandemic’s dire financial implications will only add shine to the precious yellow metal. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

December 2019

  • Bloomberg, Monday, 23 December 2019 – We’re Still Bullish on Gold, Says Rotbart & Co Founder
    • Joshua Rotbart was invited on Bloomberg Markets: Asia. In his interview, Joshua explained why he believes that fundamentals are there for another good year for gold. He reiterated, “Nothing will change in the world. There’s still fear of recession, there still are uncertainties. This is why we are bullish on gold well into 2020. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

November 2019

  • Ming Pao, Monday, 11 November 2019 – 人行增持黃金 長遠推升金價
    • Joshua Rotbart 指出,中國央行現時持有1948公噸黃金,佔外匯儲備的比率僅2.9%,遠低於德國、法國及意大利等歐元區主要國家。他認為,中國若希望加快人民幣國際化步伐,人民幣便需要由有價值的資產支持,而增持黃金是可行方法,相信來自中國的購買力長線可推升金價。(Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • ​Pearl Magazine – TVB Pearl, Monday, 4 November 2019 – Joshua Rotbart Discusses Gold as an Investment with Pearl Magazine
    • On November 4, 2019, Joshua Rotbart spoke with Douglas George on TVB Pearl about why investing in gold bullion is a stable option during these potentially unstable economic times. During the video, Joshua takes us into a private vault, providing some insight into the security and meticulousness involved in storing and assessing gold bullion bars. (Read the full article here / Watch the full video here)

September 2019

  • ​Money18 , Wednesday, 18 September 2019 – 投資客買金棄港投星
    • 政經局勢及金融市場陰霾滿布,市場追捧投資具避險作用的黃金,刺激金價今年持續上揚。英國《金融時報》報道,有投資者眼見香港政治危機未解決,正將實體黃金資產從香港轉移至新加坡和瑞士等地。業界亦指, 現時新客戶買金時亦將新加坡作為存金的首選地區。(Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • Financial Times, Tuesday, 17 September  2019 – Investors pull gold from Hong Kong as tensions rise
    • “We don’t see any interest from new purchasers of gold to keep it in Hong Kong at the moment,” Mr Rotbart, a managing partner of J Rotbart & Co, said. “If someone now buys gold they will keep it elsewhere, and the immediate alternative is Singapore.” (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • Reuters, Friday, 13 September 2019 – Hong Kong gold market losing shine amid political unrest
    • “On the individual investor level, we see more clients opting to store their gold in what they consider as safer jurisdictions,” said Joshua Rotbart of J. Robart & Co, a Hong Kong-based bullion house that helps high net worth individuals buy, store and transport precious metals. (Read the full article: Online)
  • Thursday, 5 September 2019 – How gold has become a hedge against a ‘weaponized’ US dollar for countries like China, Russia and others
    • Amid an escalating trade war, both Beijing and Moscow have diversified away from US dollar holdings to reduce Washington’s economic leverage and minimize future exposure to tariffs and sanctions. For them, and others, gold remains a safe haven. An opinion column by Joshua Rotbart, Founder and Managing Partner at J. Rotbart & Co. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)

August 2019

  • Friday, 30 August 2019 – Asia Gold-Demand mixed as consumers sell expensive gold for profit, buy silver
    • “Demand for both selling gold and crystallizing profits, and for getting more exposure to physical gold is on the rise, both in Singapore and Hong Kong,” said Joshua Rotbart, managing partner at J. Rotbart & Co in Hong Kong. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • Tuesday, 20 August 2019 – Are Hong Kong’s protests crushing the city’s role in China’s Greater Bay Area plan?
    • The South China Morning Post interviewed our Managina Partner, Joshua Rotbart, to discuss the unrest in Hong Kong, the effects on the local gold market and clients sentiment as part of a comprehensive article  on China’s attitude towards the protests and the country’s grand plan for the Greater Bay Area. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  •  Monday, 19 August 2019 – Hong Kong unrest sends gold Investors to seek haven in Singapore
    • “Some clients are afraid of China’s intervention in Hong Kong, or of another closure of the airport, which will make it difficult to move their gold out of the city, as gold is shipped on commercial flights,” says Joshua Rotbart, Founder and Managing Partner of J. Rotbart & Co. to Bloomberg News. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • Monday, 19 August 2019 – Gold investors flee to Singapore amidst Hong Kong unrest
    • According to Joshua Rotbart, who runs the bullion house J. Rotbart & Co., in the last 10 weeks (June 2019), the breakdown of requests has skewed to around 75% for Singapore and 10% for Hong Kong. Previously, requests were plit of about 50-35 to Singapore and Hong Kong, respectively. (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • Friday, 16 August 2019 – Gold Buyers Seek Shelter in Singapore
    • High net worth individuals and precious metals investors who store their physical gold holdings in Hong Kong are reconsidering their options in light of the unrest that has rocked the city, and many of them are thinking about moving their holdings to Singapore (our Managing Partner to Finews.Asia article). (Read the full article: Online / Download PDF)
  • Thursday, 8 August 2019 – What is behind the sharp rally in the price of gold?
    • Joshua Rotbart, J. Rotbart & Co.’s Founder and Managing Partner, was interviewed by RTHK Radio and talked about gold as an emotional commodity, the surge in gold’s price, China’s de-dollariztion attempts and why is the Asian power-house accumulating gold?

July 2019

  • Monday, 1 July 2019 – Gold Standard
    • BDO Private Bank Wealth Magazine interviewed Joshua Rotbart as their industry expert about gold’s intrinsic value and historical status, gold as a store of value and gold’s role as a hedge against depreciation of local currencies

June 2019

  • Wednesday, 28 June 2019 – Where are gold price heading to?
    • Bloomberg TV interviewed our Managing Partner, Joshua Rotbart, and discussed the recent rally in gold’s price, how current geopolitics affect the gold price and whether Bitcoin can replace gold as a safe haven
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2019 – HK-based company sees high gold demand in PH
  • Wednesday, 12 June 2019 – The Compelling Case for Gold as a Core Holding in Asia’s HNW Portfolios
    •  Joshua Rotbart, Founder and Managing Partner of J. Rotbart & Co. , a Hong Kong precious metals company, addressed delegates at the Philippines Wealth Management Forum and spoke about the strategic role and importance of physical gold in a high net worth individual’s investment portfolio, gold’s qualities as a store of value, a highly liquid asset and the advantages of holding physical gold vs. paper gold
  • Monday, 3 June 2019 –  Bloomberg Radio – “Global demand for gold is strong”
    • Joshua Rotbart, Founder, J Rotbart and Co, joined Bryan Curtis on Daybreak Asia. He says the primary drivers for gold depend on location. He goes on to explain that there’s no lack of supply at present and considers how much cryptocurrencies are impacting levels of demand.

May 2019

  • Saturday, 18 May 2019 – Gold expert offers cover from weak peso
    • Joshua Rotbart, a 45-year-old Israeli lawyer who has built a lucrative career in Asia’s wealth management, now offers rich Filipinos a safe cover against the depreciating peso and volatile inflation rate­—gold.  “Gold has been a traditional asset.  It has been around for 3,000 to 4,000 years.  It is very recognized globally.  It performs very well in the long term.  It is always valuable,” Rotbart, the founder and managing partner of Hong Kong-based J. Rotbart & Co., says in an interview at the sidelines of Hubbis Philippines Wealth Management Forum 2019 at Hotel Fairmont Makati.
  • Thursday, 16 May 2019 – Gold’s global trends and the Philippine gold market
    • Our managing partner, Joshua Rotbart, interview on ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) Early Edition on May 16th, 2019. Joshua shared his insights on the global gold market in general and the Philippine gold market specifically. Joshua explained why gold is such an important and strategic asset in an investment portfolio, how gold is used as a tool for wealth preservation, and on gold’s role as a hedge against geopolitical risks. Joshua also shared his expert advice how to buy and store physical gold and other precious metals.
  • Saturday, 4 May 2019 –  Hong Kong-based firm sees high gold demand in PH
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019 – Got $100K? Here’s Why You Should Invest It In Gold
    • Gold has always been a popular investment vehicle for the world’s wealthiest so it was quite a surprise to hear that that isn’t the case here in the Philippines. According to Joshua Rotbart, founder and managing partner of J. Rotbart and Co., while there is an acknowledgment of gold as a precious metal and a thriving, ground level buy-and-sell industry, there has been no formal system of gold trading here in the country until their company opened a Manila office earlier this year
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019 – J. Rotbart & Co. seeks to retain 20% gold transactions from PHL by year-end
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2019 – HK-based firm sees high gold demand in Philippines
    • Hong Kong-based company J. Rotbart & Co. expects an increasing demand for gold in the Philippines, comprising almost a fourth of its global portfolio, as more Filipinos opt for new investments amid robust economic growth
  • Wednesday, 1 May 2019 – HK firm taps Phl gold market

April 2019

November 2018

  • Friday, 7 November 2018 – Is the Philippines protected against a financial crisis?
    • In the last few months, Joshua and his team visited Manila on a number of occasions. After meeting bankers, wealth managers and clients, and after examining the current fiscal and economic currents both globally, and specifically in the Philippines, a concern arises: Is Philippines prepared for the next financial crisis?
  • Friday, 2 November 2018 – Products and Solutions for Asia’s HNWIs: Golden Opportunities Await
    • Hubbis and co-host J. Rotbart & Co. held a private lunch discussion attended by internal and external asset managers, multi-family offices and independent wealth managers to discuss different approaches to asset management, advisory mandates, products and solutions, as well as zooming in on precious metals, especially physical gold.

October 2018

  • Monday, 8 October 2018 – Coincast TV ep. 9 (WATCH)
    • “This isn’t the first time an industry has looked to token sales as a way to boost profits. And as far as Mr. Rotbart is concerned, it’s a smooth ride ahead. ‘There’s no reason crowd-funding an ICO couldn’t work for the mining and the gold industry. We’ve been helping our clients liquidate and move from precious metals to cryptocurrencies.’ “
  • Friday, 5 October 2018 – The Next Crypto Gold Rush
    • “There’s no reason why crowdfunding an ICO couldn’t work for the mining and the gold industry,” Rotbart told Coincast TV. “We’ve been helping our clients, for example liquidate and move from previous metals to cryptocurrencies much faster and cheaper than traditional banks and wires and so on.”

September 2018

  • Monday, 10 September 2018 – Global Gold Heavyweights Line up for Perth Debut
    • “Joshua Rotbart, founder and managing partner of J Rotbart and Co Hong Kong is set to give a controversial speech on why the bullion industry needs to embrace the Crypto space, not dismiss it…”

July 2018

November 2017

  • Tuesday, 5 December 2017 – Gold and Bitcoin – The New Nemesis
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    • “While gold is physically useful for jewellery and industry, bitcoin’s applications are not yet clear. So far, it is a digital instrument of speculation and value transferability, but it is difficult to buy things with and has limited utility as a currency.”

June 2017

  • Saturday, 3 June 2017 – Money Mind 2017/2018 – EP10 – The Competitive Edge

December 2016

November 2016

  • Thursday, 10 November 2016 – Trump’s Golden Lining
    • (article)
      “Trump’s strong and vocally expressed opinions on foreign affairs, jobs, taxes and the economy together with his lack of political experience drives some uncertainty in the market. This uncertainty is backed by a number of speculations that extrapolate Trump’s statements into political actions that will impact the U.S. relationship with Mexico, China, and Russia.” – Joshua Rotbart”
  • Wednesday, 9 November 2016 – Gold Sees Biggest Rally Since Brexit as Investors Flee to Safe Havens
    • (article)
      ” ‘A Trump presidency means a long period of uncertainty, in which every statement of the president-elect will have tremendous effect on the markets,’ said Joshua Rotbart, managing partner at Hong Kong-based bullion services provider J Rotbart & Co.

September 2016

  • Thursday, 22 September 2016 – Joshua Rotbart: «More Europeans House Their Tangible Assets in Asia»
    • (article)
      “But the need is not just coming from Asia, more European and American HNWI are looking to Hong Kong and Singapore as the safest jurisdictions in the world to house their tangible assets, even ahead of countries such as Switzerland.” – Joshua Rotbart

November 2015

April 2014

  • Friday, 18 April 2014, – Diamonds, and gold, are Malca-Amit’s best friends
    • (article)
      “Asia is definitely the world’s fastest-growing area, as we see people move valuable assets from the West to the East. We believe the trend will keep on growing in the coming years.” – Joshua Rotbart

November 2013

July 2013

  • Monday, 29 July 2013 – Singapore silver vault set to meet strong Asian demand
    • (article)
      “ ‘Gold demand is on the rise. Both from financial institutions and high net worth individuals who are looking for long-term storage solutions,” said Rotbart, citing Singapore and Hong Kong as the main destinations in Asia.”

November 2012

  • Wednesday, 7 November 2012 – Shanghai Free-Trade Zone Gains ‘Precious’ Occupant
    • (article)
      “ ‘We have a lot of enquiries from European banks, not because they want to move the assets necessarily to Asia, but because their clients are asking them to,’ said Joshua Rotbart”

July 2012

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