About SWP

Learn about Strategic Wealth Preservation, buying and storing precious metals

Strategic Wealth Preservation (SWP) is an international precious metals dealer and secure storage provider headquartered in the Cayman Islands. The company owns and operates a large, Class III UL rated vault in Grand Cayman and offers other strategic locations as part of its global storage network.

We specialize in the acquisition, secure storage and liquidation of precious metals for individuals, companies, trusts and wealth management professionals on behalf of their clients. We deliver precious metals to homes and businesses within North America and offer secure storage in vaults located in the Cayman Islands, Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Singapore and New Zealand. We have partnered with wholesalers and sovereign mints to create highly liquid two-way markets for precious metals trading within all our global storage locations.

We hold the distinction of providing offshore storage for precious metals held within self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) for American citizens and are an approved distributor of the Royal Mint of England, Perth Mint of Australia and several LBMA and COMEX approved refineries.

We offer our clients support in the English, French, German and the Italian language.

Storing Gold in The Cayman Islands
Why Choose SWP
How It Works

Our Client Services Team

Mark Yaxley


Mark’s journey in the precious metals industry began in 2006 with Kitco Metals, culminating in the co-founding of SWP in the Cayman Islands in 2014. As the CEO, Mark is deeply engaged with SWP's diverse clientele, offering personalized guidance to help them achieve their unique investment goals. Beyond his executive role, Mark is widely recognized for his impactful YouTube series, 'Inside the Vault.' This series has not only garnered millions of views but has also played a pivotal role in enhancing investors' understanding of owning gold and silver bullion. Mark's commitment to excellence and wealth preservation is reflected in his extensive industry experience, making him a trusted figure in the precious metals community.

Rosie Di Gregorio

Client Services Manager

A double major graduate of Concordia University, Rosie first began working in the precious metals industry in 1995 with Kitco Metals. In 2009, she was recruited by The Perth Mint of Australia as an independent agent for North America to develop business in the region and maintain client account relations. Rosie joined Strategic Wealth Preservation in 2014 and now serves as the Client Services Manager, providing both the company’s private and commercial clients with world-class support.

John Le Cuirot

Sales Manager

John is a seasoned sales and business development professional with over 25 years of experience. He has a proven track record of international business development, sales management, and customer service. John joined Strategic Wealth Preservation as Sales Manager, where he leads the sales and trading team in facilitating transactions and storage of precious metals for SWP's clients worldwide. John’s unwavering commitment to high professional standards guarantees that Strategic Wealth Preservation’s clients receive the best possible experience during their precious metals journey.

What Makes Us Different

ONE ACCOUNT, ONE WORLD. By opening an account with SWP, you are given access to our global precious metals network. You can purchase gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion for delivery within North America, or store your assets safely in one of our global vaulting facilities.

BENEFIT FROM THE OFFSHORE EXPERIENCE. All transactions are administered by our head office located in the Cayman Islands, which means you benefit from the privacy and confidentiality of the laws of the Cayman Islands. SWP does not have any wealth-reporting requirements to any local or foreign governments or tax authorities.

ABSOLUTELY NO RISK. When you buy your precious metals from SWP, you can do so with complete confidence. We guarantee that the products we deliver to our clients are 100% authentic and in good condition. When you store your precious metals with SWP, you can do so with complete peace of mind. The investment is always 100%, allocated, segregated and insured, eliminating all counter-party risk.

We Check All the Boxes

100% allocated

100% segregated

Non-financial institution

Headquartered offshore

Robust security

Completely confidential

Visitations allowed

Locations disclosed

Quick withdrawals

Complete liquidity

Reputable partners

Competitive rates

Accepts pre-owned metals

Direct ownership

Comprehensive insurance

No minimum deposits

Safe deposit boxes

IRA approved facility

Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board meets on a biannual basis to discuss and identify areas to support SWP's mission towards continued improvement and greater opportunity for the company. Its membership consists of both industry professionals and executives within the local business community.

Jeff Clark - An accomplished analyst, author, and speaker, Jeff is a globally recognized authority on precious metals. The son of an award-winning gold panner, with family-owned mining claims in California, Arizona, and Nevada, Jeff has deep roots in the industry. He spent 10 years as senior editor for the world-renowned publication BIG GOLD. Today, he provides analysis and market commentary for GoldSilver.com.

Jeff Thomas - Although he spent his career creating and developing successful businesses in the Cayman Islands, for nearly a decade, Jeff penned a weekly newspaper column on the theme of limiting government. He began his study of economics around 1990, learning initially from Sir John Templeton, then Harry Schulz and Doug Casey and later others of the Austrian persuasion. He is now a regular feature writer for Doug Casey International Man.

Stuart Bostock - Stuart was born and raised in the Cayman Islands and has an eye for identifying new business trends that has resulted in many successful personal business ventures. He is a keen advocate for inward investment into the Cayman Islands, and has been proud to contribute his time to serve with both government appointed boards and community service clubs. Stuart has extensive international business experience in both the Caribbean and the US.

Shayne Howe - Shayne is the Managing Director of the Phoenix Group, one of the premier commercial and residential development companies on the island. He has previously served as Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Future of Cayman and sits on the Board of Directors of Cayman Crime Stoppers.

Client Testimonials

"These guys work, interpret their job and deliver service in a way that's just on another LEVEL: Ultra-quick reaction times (sometimes within minutes), super-easy and fast onboarding, super competent, helpful and can-do-oriented staff, once you're known/trusted: Transactions sometimes are even done based on handshake quality....compared to the way any insurance, bank or brokerage treats their (even high net worth) customers this day and age, these guys almost seem having fallen out of time (in the best sense imaginable). As a result SWP "produce" way more than being just a mere pm dealership and storage location. Far beyond pm they offer their customers an asset money can't buy: PIECE OF MIND. I can not recommend them highly enough."


"Having a stash of precious metals in a safe place is about the single smartest thing you can do to protect your family’s future. That’s why when I discovered SWP, my search for a competent custodian for my family’s wealth ended. Mark Yaxley and his whole team are the very definition of professional. Not only is it easy to do business with SWP, but the more I examine the dangers facing anyone with accumulated wealth, the more pleased I am I took steps to set up my account with SWP. I urge everyone who cares about their financial freedom to do the same. SWP are the single best and most trustworthy option in the Western hemisphere – and maybe even the world."

Christian, USA

"Many thanks for your speedy and professional service. You have made bullion buying not just easy, but affordable compared to US options. Very much appreciated."

Adam, Cayman Islands

"My experience with SWP has been nothing short of outstanding. Best customer service I've ever experienced, anywhere, in any area of my life. I plan on being a customer for life."

Blair, USA

“SWP offers excellent service. I opened an account to store metals in. The account opening was simple and straightforward and getting funds there was easy as well after the account was opened. The online interface is good as well. I plan to keep my metals stored there for many years to come.”

Harold, USA

"I was able to visit SWP’s Cayman Islands precious metals storage facility while on a family vacation in July 2019. The vault is located inside of a private security building and is state of the art. Operations Manager Mark Yaxley was very accommodating and made it easy for me to open an account and deposit precious metals that I already owned. SWP also has business relationships with reputable North American bullion dealers and I was able to open a 2nd storage account at their vault through Sprott Money. I can now purchase precious metals with a click of a mouse and have them stored on Grand Cayman Island."

Bill, California

"When I visited SWP’s Cayman Islands facility, I was very impressed. Their vault rivals secured storage at a sovereign mint. Their facility is state of the art with every system having a critical backup, such as, three sources of power; primary solar, secondary battery, tertiary generator. Their protocol is thorough with emphasis on fully allocated and segregated storage. As a long-term resident of the Cayman Islands, I now have peace of mind knowing my physical metals are secured in a best-in-class depository. For me, SWP is the obvious choice.”

Joe, Cayman Islands

“SWP and Operations Manager Mark Yaxley specifically, have surpassed my expectations. As one of SWP’s first retail customers, I needed to see the vault for myself, so my wife and I traveled down to Grand Cayman along with our deposit. Mark picked us up at the local port, allowed us to see the operation at SWP’s facility, and showed us around the island before dropping us back at the port to continue on with our cruise. I highly recommend SWP for storing your precious metals."

Don, Georgia

Industry Endorsements

“I get emails every day asking me where the best places are to buy and store physical gold. I’m always happy to recommend a business that I personally use, and that’s SWP, an excellent precious metals business here in the Cayman Islands. SWP is cost-efficient, convenient, and helps make wealth preservation easier in a world where that is becoming increasingly difficult.”

Raoul Pal, CEO and Co-Founder of Real Vision

"You should have physical gold in storage in an offshore account. SWP, a precious metals storage company in the Cayman Islands, offers a convenient low-cost way to do that. There are others, but very few institutions will touch American accounts anymore, because of US regulations and reporting."

Doug Casey, author and founder of Doug Casey’s International Man

"As a gold analyst for many years, I’ve waited a long time for a bullion storage facility that met all the requirements I wanted, and I found it in Strategic Wealth Preservation. A state-of-the-art depository, complete online access, fully allocated storage, and a highly reputable international location. Perhaps best of all, I don’t have to travel halfway around the world if I want to access my bullion in person—it’s right here in North America."

Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst, GoldSilver.com

“The Cayman Islands, to my mind, provides the greatest economic freedom and opportunities to investors of any country in the Western Hemisphere. Accordingly, Cayman’s premier precious metals storage facility, SWP, has become the Western Hemisphere’s best choice for wealth storage.”

Jeff Thomas, feature writer for Casey Research’s International Man

“When you ponder the implications of Cyprus, Greece, Puerto Rico and the Chinese stock market you may want to consider keeping your precious metals offshore in someplace like the insured vaults of Strategic Wealth Preservation in Grand Cayman. The alternative is too dreadful to think about when governments start getting greedy.”

Bob Moriarty, 321gold.com

“As the top international banking centre and a world leader in structured finance, the Cayman Islands Government welcomes new investment from overseas businesses and individuals wishing to diversify and internationalize their assets. We are pleased to welcome Strategic Wealth Preservation Ltd. (SWP) as an independent, world-class precious metals storage facility that offers a trusted option for those wishing to purchase or store precious metals in the safe and investor friendly offshore jurisdiction of the Cayman Islands.”

Hon. Moses I. Kirkconnell, JP, MLA Deputy Premier of the Cayman Islands

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