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January 15, 2018

In the first of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, examines the relationships and responsibilities between investor, broker and seller, and how to conduct due diligence when collecting vintage wine, fine art, luxury properties and classic cars.

In the first of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, examines the relationships and responsibilities between investor, broker and seller, and how to conduct due diligence when collecting vintage wine, fine art, luxury properties and classic cars.

September 8, 2017

Classic cars remain in top gear of passion asset performance as a spectacular collection of the world’s rare and exclusive cars gleamed in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for Concours of Elegance.

Classic cars remain in top gear of passion asset performance as a spectacular collection of the world’s rare and exclusive cars gleamed in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for Concours of Elegance.

Owners, guests, enthusiasts, and media on the Friday then the ticket-buying public over the weekend admired about 60 international dream machines on display on 1-3 September in the beautiful grounds of King Henry VIII’s country retreat.

April 20, 2016

Originally a Kings Road Market book stall founded in 1969, Peter Harrington has gone on to become Europe’s premier rare book dealer, operating from shops in Chelsea and Mayfair. Second-generation owner Pom Harrington discusses the lure of the printed page

Originally a Kings Road Market book stall founded in 1969, Peter Harrington has gone on to become Europe’s premier rare book dealer, operating from shops in Chelsea and Mayfair. Second-generation owner Pom Harrington discusses the lure of the printed page

Does Peter Harrington sell specific kinds of rare books?

October 31, 2014

Racing? So passé. Eventing? So last season. Dressage is the equestrian sport getting the wealthy chomping at the bit, and more newcomers than ever are ready to spend big to get involved.

Those who followed Republican Mitt Romney’s run for the 2012 US presidential elections will remember the multi-millionaire’s bumbling attempts to connect with the working classes. So imagine the Democrats’ glee when it emerged his wife was the co-owner of a million-dollar dressage horse, Rafalca, which was preparing to compete at the London Olympic Games. The couple, it emerged during the campaign trail, spent $77,000 (€61,300) annually on the German-bred mare – $50,000 more than the average US salary.

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%.

October 17, 2013

This summer big brand artists continued to set records at the major auction houses. But like all passion investments, art occupies a grey area between investment and lifestyle asset, so what role can it play in a family office’s portfolio? 

This summer big brand artists continued to set records at the major auction houses. But like all passion investments, art occupies a grey area between investment and lifestyle asset, so what role can it play in a family office’s portfolio? 

June 12, 2012

Rich people across the world hold about 10% of their wealth in treasure assets, such as art, antiques and classic cars – with jewellery proving most popular. 

Rich people across the world hold about 10% of their wealth in treasure assets, such as art, antiques and classic cars – with jewellery proving most popular.

That’s the main finding of a study by Barclays Wealth, released 11 June, which said that amid market turmoil, investors are looking for tangible and familiar assets.

November 21, 2011

Fears of another global recession appear to be doing little to dampen sales at some auctions, with buyers recently flocking to Christie's Geneva to splash out on diamonds, watches and fine wines.

Fears of another global recession appear to be doing little to dampen sales at some auctions, with buyers recently flocking to Christie's Geneva to splash out on diamonds, watches and fine wines.

New world record prices were set at the auction house’s last sale of the year, which took place between 14 November and 16 November.

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