“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

International Man and SWP


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 has sales offices located in Canada and Europe.

SWP specializes in the acquisition and secure storage of precious metals for individuals, companies and trusts. We also hold the distinction of providing offshore storage for precious metals held within self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) for American citizens.

We are pleased to assist International Man readers diversify their assets globally.


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

Bullion Acquisition

We offer our clients direct access to a complete range of quality bullion products produced by the world's leading sovereign mints and refineries. You can purchase gold, silver, platinum and palladium bars and coins from SWP for delivery worldwide or store your assets safely in one of our ten global vaulting facilities, including our flagship vault in the Cayman Islands.

We guarantee the authenticity and condition of all the products we sell our clients. We also guarantee to make a competitive bid for the products when it comes time to sell them back.

Secure Storage

We offer 100% allocated, segregated and insured storage of precious metals and other valuable assets. SWP is fully insured by Marsh, and our insurance policy is underwritten by Lloyds of London. The precious metals stored in our care remains the personal property of our clients at all times.

By opening one single account with SWP, you are given access to our entire global precious metals’ storage network, including our flagship vault in the Cayman Islands. Other storage locations include Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Singapore and New Zealand.

How It Works

1
Open Your Account

Complete an application form. Individual/Joint, Business and Trust accounts available.

2
Purchase Your Precious Metals

Purchase your precious metals directly from SWP at competitive premiums.

3
Take Delivery or Store With Us

Take delivery at home or store at one of our ten global locations, including the Cayman Islands.

“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 Doug Casey’s International Man

The Cayman Islands

Cayman is hands-down the most advanced country in the western hemisphere with regards to wealth preservation. It enjoys both political and economic stability and is one of the only countries in the world that has no direct taxation of any kind. There is no import, export or any other tax on the purchase, sale or storage of precious metals here.

The chances are, if you live in North America, you can reach the Cayman Islands in just a few hours. They are an English-speaking island and share the same first-class infrastructure and cultural values as you do. They even accept US dollars.

Private and Confidential

SWP is classified as an Active Non-Financial Foreign Entity. As such, SWP has no wealth reporting requirements to the Government of the Cayman Islands or to any foreign tax authority or government. This is particularly important for investors trying to retain their privacy, which can be challenging these days.