Marin Aleksov

Interview – Marin Aleksov Discusses Rosland Capital and Life as an Entrepreneur

As the CEO of Rosland Capital, and with long-standing involvement in the precious metal industry, Marin Aleksov has grown accustomed to being swift with his decision-making. Responsible for leading and advising a nimble team of sales people, Aleksov understands the importance of agility within an extremely dynamic market. In a recent interview with Ideamensch, Aleksov touched on his leadership within the Rosland Capital team and what keeps his entrepreneurial mind at work.

It is common knowledge, especially in business, that a team is only as strong as its weakest member. Luckily for Rosland Capital, Marin Aleksov spends ample time advising and strengthening internal teams and sales people, both new and seasoned. Even though Aleksov practices an open door policy with the newest members of the team, he prefers to get out of his office and spend time with the sales team. Not only does this provide essential learning opportunities and knowledge-sharing with the team, but it allows Aleksov to better advise and understand the day-to-day, ground level changes within the market.

Marin Aleksov is no stranger to emphasizing the empowerment and strength of the Rosland Capital team, specifically at the individual level. Aleksov acknowledged that a main component to growing a business, and a pivotal role in Rosland Capital’s success, lies within recognizing the potential in people. As opposed to multiple versions of the assumptive ideal employee, the diversity of the Rosland Capital team is a key strength within the current standing and the future of the company.

“I try to see the potential in people, rather than just focusing on their history and background. That has helped me build a world-class group from disparate backgrounds, rather than an assembly of people with matching resumes.”

Leaning on these talented people surrounding him, Marin Aleksov utilizes the Rosland Capital team to enact and bring life to his own entrepreneurial ideas.

Much like the advisement role Marin Aleksov takes on within Rosland Capital, he also takes the time to provide insight on how he would advise his younger self. A potential note to other budding entrepreneurs, Aleksov made a point to stress the importance of self-trust and self-awareness. According to Aleksov, “I’d tell my younger self to trust himself and strike off on his own earlier. We all feel insecure some of the time – we lack confidence in our own abilities – and we wait for right moment to try something new, which may never come.”

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Featured Coin – Austrian One Ducat Gold Coin

The Austrian One Gold Ducat coin has an extensive history dating back to the twelfth century, when it was originally minted for Roger II of Sicily. Originally created with an image of Jesus on the coin, the Gold Ducat was not produced in Austria itself until the 16th century, when it became the official legal tender of Austria. While intended to expire as legal tender in 1858, Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I approved the Ducat as a trade coin in 1857 to be used in overseas purchases. The coin was continuously produced until the start of World War I disrupted production in 1915, marking the last year of authentic Austrian Ducat coins.

The Austrian coat of arms, featuring the double-headed eagle

The obverse face of the coin depicts Austrian Emperor Franz Josef I, who ruled Austria and Hungary until his death in 1916. The reverse side features the Hapsburg dynasty symbol of the double-headed eagle, originally from the Holy Roman Empire. Each coin is minted in 23.75 carat gold, and the official gold content was set at .1106 troy ounces in 1779. Learn more about this historical gold coin at Rosland Capital.

Rosland Capital Debuts new Williams 40th Anniversary Coin Collection

Rosland Capital has debuted a new exclusive coin to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Williams Racing. Designed in collaboration with the Williams Racing team, the coin honors a history of excellence from one of Formula 1’s most successful racing teams. Winning 16 FIA Formula One Championship titles, Williams Racing has received nine titles for constructors and seven for drivers.

The coin collection is comprised of one 2.5oz coin available in both gold and silver. Only 240 gold coins will be available for purchase, each of which includes a silver coin as part of the collectible set for no additional cost. Minted by the Commonwealth Mint, each coin features Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side and includes a certificate of authenticity. 400 individual coins as part of the Williams Racing silver collection have been made available for individual purchase.

Remarking on the new collaborative collection, Rosland Capital CEO Marin Aleksov stated:

Williams has become synonymous with success, innovation and courage throughout its glorious history in Formula 1. As such, we are thrilled to be able to contribute to the ’40 Years of Williams’ celebrations. We wanted to reflect the same level of quality and detail that goes into everything Williams does in these coins, something that I feel has been achieved via the expert artistry of our partners at the Commonwealth Mint. We know how important the work of Sir Frank and everyone at Williams has been not only to Formula 1 but to all of motorsport in general and we therefore feel very privileged to have been asked to produce this special range of coins in the team’s honour. This is truly a project that we are extremely proud to be associated with and we continue to wish the entire Williams family further success in the future.

For more information about this exclusive coin set, visit the Rosland Capital F1 Collection.

Rosland Capital Releases Commemorative Ayrton Senna Gold and Silver Coins

Rosland Capital unveiled the Ayrton Senna gold and silver coin collection at the 2017 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in May. The collection was designed in collaboration with the Ayrton Senna Institute to honor Ayrton Senna, the famous Brazilian driver who had his first landmark win 30 years ago at the Monaco Grand Prix. 

Rosland Capital CEO Marin Aleksov presented the collection to Ayrton’s niece, Bianca
Senna, as part of a series of celebratory events that recognized the first of his record six wins in Monte Carlo.

The collection includes 180 2.5 oz gold and 300 2.5 oz silver coins, as well as six 30 oz gold coins in celebration of the special 30th anniversary. Minted by Swiss-based PAMP S.A., each coin is individually crafted and displays an image of Ayrton Senna. A share of the proceeds will directly benefit the foundation.

“We are honored to be part of this wonderful celebration of the anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s first win in Monaco thirty years ago,” said Aleksov. “We know how important his legacy is to all Formula 1 –and indeed all sport – fans – and as such we feel very privileged to have been asked by the Ayrton Senna Foundation to produce this special range of gold and silver coins.”

This is the second year that Rosland Capital has partnered with Formula 1. In 2016, Rosland Capital was named the official distributor of the Formula 1® Coin Collection.

For more information, go to https://www.roslandcapital.com/f1.

Rosland Capital Walks in Support of Chase Child Life Program at UCLA

 

Rosland Capital employees were in good spirits the morning of Sunday, April 30. Joined by CEO Marin Aleksov, they gathered at Wilson Plaza on UCLA’s campus bright and early for a special event, the Bruin Run/Walk.

In its 18th year, the annual event benefits Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA Chase Child Life Program. Established in 1968, the program helps critically and chronically ill children and their families acclimate to the healthcare environment with the support from child life specialists.

Aleksov and his colleagues joined several hundred people from the community as they walked the 5k to raise money and awareness of the program.

In addition to participating in the run/walk, Rosland Capital was a sponsor of the event. In total, more than $75,000 was raised for the Chase Child Life Program.

Rosland Capital has supported UCLA in the past by partnering with UCLA’s Veteran Resource Office to provide education, wellness and financial resources for veteran students at the university.

Click here to view more photos from the event.

Future of Gold Looks Bright

Late last month, gold and silver prices saw new highs. On February 23, anxiety of the new U.S. president and his administration’s new policies caused prices to hit a 3.5-month high.

The momentum continued over the next few days, pushing gold and silver slightly higher in anticipation of President Trump’s speech to the U.S. Congress about his plans for growing the country’s economy.

Managing director of American Precious Metals Advisors and senior economic advisor to Rosland Capital, Jeffrey Nichols, was interviewed about his insight on the recent jump in prices and outlook of precious metals. Here are a few quotes from him:

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In recent weeks, with gold trading in a narrow range and good technical support apparent to all, perceptions of momentum have also shifted and today traders just didn’t want to lose out — or bet against —  a rising market.

Additionally, there has also been a positive shift in inflation and inflation expectations offsetting the expected rise in interest rates. In other words, real ‘inflation-adjusted’ interest rates are falling, and this is — and will continue to be— a big plus for the yellow metal.

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Gold has a bullish posture considering the metal has been able to rise despite a bearish factor — expectations for higher U.S. interest rates this year.

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In my view, an accelerating U.S. consumer-price inflation rate will outpace any increase in nominal rates brought about by the Fed – a trend that will contribute to record high gold prices in the next few years.

Stay up-to-date on precious metal prices with Rosland Capital’s gold and silver price historical charts. You can also head over to Rosland Capital’s products page to view gold and silver coins.

Marin Aleksov Unveils 5kg Coin at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Rosland Capital CEO Marin Aleksov was present at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Friday, November 25 to showcase the latest addition of the Officially Licensed Formula 1 Coin Collection. Aleksov revealed a 5 kilogram gold coin, the most impressive addition to the collection, to reporters and Formula 1 fans in the Paddock Club. Licensed by Stunt & Co and minted by Swiss-based PAMP, the collection also included gold and silver 5oz coins and a .25oz gold coin celebrating the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

“We knew we had to deliver something special to the Paddock Club here in Abu Dhabi and our glorious 5kg Gold Coin certainly delivers on that front. It is literally one-of-a-kind and quite simply spectacular,” said Aleksov. “Furthermore, our new 5-ounce Gold and Silver Coins are a welcome addition to our portfolio while we are also delighted to add the special edition one-quarter ounce Abu Dhabi Grand Prix gold coin to our growing collection of bespoke F1 race weekend coins.”

The collection also includes all 21 Formula 1 circuit names on 2.5oz gold and silver coins and a gold 1kg coin. In addition to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the collection also celebrates many of the other very well-known races, including the British, Italian, United States and Brazil Grand Prix.  

You can find more information about the Rosland Capital coin collection here.

 

More photos from the event can be found on Rosland Capital’s Instagram.

MTB Features Rosland Capital Liberty Coin Series

Last month, the Lady Liberty series available from Rosland Capital was featured in a piece on MTB. Minted by Swiss-based PAMP, the gold coins are available in three different designs that display the iconic views of the Statue of Liberty. The obverse shows the Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank­-Broadley.

Head over to the MTB website for more information on the Rosland Capital collection.

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Why Rosland Capital’s Latest Coin Collection is Unique

In June, Rosland Capital announced it would be the official dealer of the limited edition Formula 1 coin collection that would not only celebrate the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, but also the British, Italian and United States Grands Prix. Minted by Swiss-based PAMP, the coins are available in .25 and 2.5 oz formats. A special Kilo coin was also unveiled at the British Grand Prix in July.

However, these coins are much more special than just their looks. Read more about Rosland Capital’s F1 coins to hear what makes these coins no ordinary keepsake.