Precious metals experts, Ned Naylor-Leyland (Quilter Cheviot) and Jan Skoyles (The Real Asset Company) have been considering the reemergence of Gold, a traditional currency alternative and the growing use of modern crypto currency alternatives, such as Bitcoin.
The making of a goldbug: Jan Skoyles and Ned Naylor-Leyland
As the CEO of The Real Asset Company (TRAC), Jan Skoyles knows a thing or two about precious metals.
love affair with gold and silver started at Quilter Cheviot
In the summer of 2010, while working as an intern at what was then Cheviot Asset Management, she
met Ned Naylor-Leyland, an investment director at the firm, and its resident precious metals expert.
Remembering the initial conversation that was to help shape the course of her career, Jan
said: "Ned and I started discussing potential topics for my dissertation.
After immersing herself in the use of precious metals in the monetary system, Jan
soon found herself hooked and knew that this - exploring the role of precious metals, money and investment - was what she
wanted to do long term.
explains how she
"pulled Ned to one side, and said I absolutely have to work in this space".
To which he
simply said: "We'll get you a job then!"
Initially, Ned introduced Jan
to newly-formed business The Real Asset Company
(TRAC), where she
was initially offered a position as a researcher.
Now, aged just 27, she's the CEO, and sought out by outlets as diverse as the Wall St Journal and Russia Today to give her views on the gold price and gold investing.
Just last month, Jan went on a UKTI trip to Singapore and Malaysia with the Mayor of London to promote London's FinTech scene.
, this merging of precious metals and the blockchain would be the most sensible way of reintegrating gold and silver into the mainstream financial market.
continues: "I think what has happened is that gold and silver fell off the tracks, because the way it operates in the monetary system does not lend itself to the way we now use money.