Sharps Pixley CEO Ross Norman has worked in bullion for 35 years and has amassed extraordinary knowledge of the sector. Starting at leading gold refiners Johnson Matthey, he joined NM Rothschild as a gold trader, and later Credit Suisse. He also holds the record as the leading gold price forecaster in the London Bullion Market over the last 18 years. It’s no surprise then to discover the Sharps Pixley group is Europe’s largest precious metals dealer. Norman recently told Spear’s that ‘gold has been one of the best performing assets over the last 20 years with a compound increase of over 12 percent a year on average’ – that’s roughly three times better than the average UK property, making bullion arguably the best kept secret in financial markets.