MKS (Switzerland) SA is a leading participant in all precious metals markets, providing financial, physical and trading services to a global client base. MKS is a member of all major exchanges as well as the most influential industry bodies. Please click on each logo below to review the details of our involvement.
Accreditations and Memberships
London Bullion Market Association
The LBMA benchmarks and regulates the acceptable requirements for large gold and silver bars through its regularly updated publication of the London Good Delivery Lists. These standards, recognized throughout the world, ensure that accredited refiners continue to maintain the high standards necessary for listing.
Shanghai Gold Exchange
Member since September 2014
The SGE is the main exchange for gold and silver in China it was founded in 2002 and organized by the PBOC. MKS (Switzerland) SA is a full International member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange. PAMP products are accredited Good delivery on the SGE.
Shanghai Gold Exchange Benchmark Price
Reference Price Member since April 2016
On April 19th 2016, a year and half after its birth in September 2014, Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) introduced the first yuan-denominated gold benchmark price in the world. MKS (Switzerland) SA took part in the benchmark as reference price member. SGE announced the list of 12 Fixing Members and 6 Reference Price Members along with 18 international consultants.
Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers
On December 24th 1999, the Federal Authority with regards to money laundering granted the Association Romande des Intermédiaires Financiers (ARIF) recognition as a self-regulatory body (hereinafter OAR).
Founded in Geneva on March 15th 1999 on the initiative of a group of professionals in finance, ARIF is a non-profit-making association, its purpose to assist in the prevention of, and fight against, money laundering and to acquaint its members with, and apply, the Federal Act on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Financial Sector of October 10th 1997. (Loi Fédérale concernant la lutte contre le blanchiment d’argent dans le secteur financier – hereinafter the “LBA”).
Swiss Trading and Shipping Association
STSA (Swiss Trading and Shipping Association) is the leading professional association for the trading and shipping of commodities in Switzerland. The Association contributes to the promotion of Switzerland as a center of worldwide know-how in the domain of international trade, and shipping and their financing. Therefore, STSA offers its members a unique platform, on which commodity trading companies can cooperate with their partners along the logistic chain.
CME Group - gold, silver, platinum and palladium
Non-clearing member since 1986
CME Group represents the merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), its commodity exchange division, and the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX).
ASFCMP (Swiss precious metal industry association)
The ASFCMP is the Swiss precious metal industry association. Today, the private non-profit organisation has 15 members who are all involved in dealing in and processing precious metals. The purpose of the association is to contribute towards further development of the Swiss precious metal industry and to promote its members’ interests with regard to the general public, politics, and national, as well as international, regulatory authorities.