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January 8, 2014

Classic cars have topped a new passion investment index released this week, while when it comes to fine art, traditional Chinese works have provided the most lucrative returns.

Classic cars have topped a new passion investment index released this week, while when it comes to fine art, traditional Chinese works have provided the most lucrative returns.

According to The Coutts Index: Objects of Desire classic cars saw a 257% return on investment over a seven-and-a-half year period, starting in 2005, well ahead of the next most profitable passion investment, classic watches, which saw returns of 176%.

January 3, 2012

With his successful family business, large collection of art, multi-billion-dollar fortune and football team Stade Rennais Football Club, Francois Pinault doesn’t want for much – except the privilege of being a member of France’s Legion of Honour. 

With his successful family business, large collection of art, multi-billion-dollar fortune and football team Stade Rennais Football Club, Francois Pinault doesn’t want for much – except the privilege of being a member of France’s Legion of Honour.

But the country’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, recently announced plans to amend this – naming Pinault on the New Year's Honours list.

November 15, 2011

Shelling out £20 million (€23.4 million) for a two-bedroom house in the heart of London may be over the top for some, but for the founder of luxury goods group PPR, Francois Pinault, it was just another investment.

Shelling out £20 million (€23.4 million) for a two-bedroom house in the heart of London may be over the top for some, but for the founder of luxury goods group PPR, Francois Pinault, it was just another investment.

The French billionaire, whose family-controlled PPR owns brands such as Gucci and Stella McCartney, has paid around €23 million for a house in the upmarket neighbourhood of Chelsea.

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