Our Team

Philip Judge, Managing Director

Philip Judge is Managing Director of AFE Custodial Company. He brings to the advisory team a unique global perspective, which Philip attributes to traveling and working internationally for two decades, and from three generations of family involvement in precious metals and commodities. He is a well connected veteran of the Private Custodial Precious Metals industry.

Simon Heapes, Treasury Director

Simon has spent over ten years as a market research analyst concentrating on economics, precious metals, energy and resources markets. His research and analysis has focused primarily on the market fundamentals of supply and demand, and more recently specialized in commodity and resource fundamentals. Simon is a Principal Director on numerous private companies and has written and lectured on the precious metals and resources markets for many years.

Simon handles logistics oversight for AFE Custodial Company, and ensures consistent controls of gold purchase, fabrication, transport, bailment, and liquidation procedures.

Alex Stanczyk, Chief Market Strategist

Mr. Alex Stanczyk manages institutional and family office relationships for the AFE group, which provides logistics support for direct physical investment in gold and silver bullion.

Alex writes and lectures globally on the topics of geopolitics, global economics, and the significance of gold as money in the economic system today from a private bullion custodian perspective. He consults at the institutional level in the specialist field of gold acquisition and logistics.