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Axel Merk

President and Chief Investment Officer

Merk Investments, LLC


Axel Merk is the president and chief investment officer of Merk Investments and manager of the Merk Funds. He is a recognized expert on the global economy, monetary policy, and international investing. An authority on currencies, Mr. Merk is a pioneer in the use of strategic currency investing to seek diversification and has been named the "Currency Guru" by Morningstar. He is a regular guest on CNBC, FOX Business, and Bloomberg. Mr. Merk's columns and interviews frequently appear in the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and other financial media around the world. He is a sought after expert speaker at industry conferences, universities, government organizations, and think tanks on topics ranging from the economy, gold and currencies, to sustainable wealth and personal finance. Mr. Merk's book, Sustainable Wealth, was published by Wiley in 2009 and his newsletter, Merk Insights, reaches a wide audience of investors and analysts following global macroeconomic issues and their implications to investing. Mr. Merk manages the Merk Hard and Asian Currency Funds and co-manages the Merk Absolute Return Currency Fund and the Merk Currency Enhanced US Equity Fund. He holds a BA in economics, magna cum laude, and an MSc in computer science from Brown University.

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