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August 16, 2018

Ahead of the concours season of supercars, hypercars and classic cars, CampdenFB asks Florian Seidl, founder and president of the independent collection manager Carficiando in Germany, for his thoughts on those dream machines as passion investments.

Ahead of the concours season of supercars, hypercars and classic cars, CampdenFB asks Florian Seidl, founder and president of the independent collection manager Carficiando in Germany, for his thoughts on those dream machines as passion investments.

What is the state of the classic car market at the moment?

In the last 10 years, the classic car market has been the strongest of all the alternative markets and it’s also true that in the last 12 to 16 months we have had a slightly downward or sideways market as well.

May 11, 2018

One of the main risks associated with so-called “passion investing” is in its name—the high level of adoration and emotion involved, which sometimes takes the place of rational decision-making.

One of the main risks associated with so-called “passion investing” is in its name—the high level of adoration and emotion involved, which sometimes takes the place of rational decision-making.

James Haithwaite, a classic car specialist and director at First Names Group, tells of one collector who had his heart set on a classic Mercedes-Benz Roadster and was set to throw down $1.5 million without an inspection—largely because he liked the colour (green).

May 4, 2018

United States based family businesses have sent shockwaves around the United Kingdom with separate plans for a $10 billion supermarket merger and an $800 million bid for the national stadium.

United States-based family businesses have sent shockwaves around the United Kingdom with separate plans for a $10 billion supermarket merger and an $800 million bid for the national stadium.

Retail giant Walmart, owned by the Walton family, announced on Monday its “combination” of its UK subsidiary Asda with rival chain Sainsbury’s to create the country’s largest grocer by market share.

February 23, 2018

Passion investors ride a bumpy road in the classic car market, but with the highest standards of restoration, proof of origin and exclusivity, returns are there to be made, say market specialists.

Passion investors ride a bumpy road in the classic car market, but with the highest standards of restoration, proof of origin and exclusivity, returns are there to be made, say market specialists.

Almost 40,000 exhibitors, buyers, restorers and enthusiasts attended the London Classic Car Show, the capital’s premier classic car collection, at Excel London on 15-18 February. Some 700 of the world’s finest classic cars were on display, with a combined estimated value of more than £300 million ($419 million).

February 22, 2018

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

In January, new powers designed to help UK law enforcement act on corrupt assets came into force. Jonathan Fisher QC, a barrister specialising in financial crime and founder of Bright Line Law firm, lays out Unexplained Wealth Orders and how family office investors can avoid getting caught in the crossfire.

Investors must be careful not to get caught in the crossfire between Government enforcement authorities and criminals investing the fruits of their criminal activities.

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