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George Gero, an ‘Institution’ of Gold Industry, Dies at 84

  • RBC adviser spent more than 50 years trading precious metals
  • Gero was always drawn to gold for its store of value
George Gero.

George Gero.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

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George Gero, a financial adviser known throughout the gold industry, who claimed he traded one of the first-ever gold contracts in New York, has died. He was 84.

He died on Dec. 12 at his home, according to his obituary with Levine Memorial Chapel. No cause was given.