At the age of 14 he bought his first share, and his fascination with the financial markets was further fuelled during the dotcom boom. He has felt this passion ever since, which is why he is happy to have found his vocation at a young age.
He studied Business Administration and Finance in the USA and at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and also gained work experience at the trading desk of a bank during his studies. Upon graduation he joined the Research department of Erste Group, where he published his first “In Gold We Trust” report in 2007. Over the years, the Gold Report has proceeded to become one of the benchmark publications on gold, money, and inflation.
Since 2013 he has held the position as reader at scholarium in Vienna, and he also speaks at Wiener Börse Akademie (i.e. the Vienna Stock Exchange Academy). In 2014, he co-authored the book “Austrian School for Investors” and in 2017 “Die Nullzinsfalle” (The Zero Interest Rate Trap).
Ronnie is married and proud father of three daughters. He likes to spend his spare time with his family, watching and playing football, running, and at classical concerts.