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Passion investment

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).

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).

January 22, 2018

In the second of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, studies the surprising number of hidden costs involved in passion investments, which can prove a pitfall for the unwary investor. 

In the second of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, studies the surprising number of hidden costs involved in passion investments, which can prove a pitfall for the unwary investor.

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.

December 13, 2017

Wealth managers are increasingly engaged in a growing art market. However, as a market driven by personal tastes, with imperfect information, dealing and regulatory infrastructure, art poses unique challenges as an investment.

Wealth managers are increasingly engaged in a growing art market. However, as a market driven by personal tastes, with imperfect information, dealing and regulatory infrastructure, art poses unique challenges as an investment.

Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, says in a developing regulatory context, an integrated team incorporating legal expertise can help wealth managers realise value for their clients.

November 21, 2017

Football stadiums and fine dining are two phrases that don’t often go together. However, this is about to change with the opening of The H Club—a private members’ club at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium that is set to redefine the premium experience in sport.

Football stadiums and fine dining are two phrases that don’t often go together. However, this is about to change with the opening of The H Club—a private members’ club at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium that is set to redefine the premium experience in sport. We spoke to Andy O’Sullivan, director of hospitality, about what sets the ultra-luxurious H Club apart.

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.

August 2, 2016

The superyacht regatta scene has turned the top-end of yachting on its head. As both fleet and average boat length have grown in line with ever expanding wealth, so too has the appetite for competitive, racecourse performance. Mike Owen profiles the world’s top five superyacht regattas

The superyacht regatta scene has turned the top-end of yachting on its head. As both fleet and average boat length have grown in line with ever expanding wealth, so too has the appetite for competitive, racecourse performance. Mike Owen profiles the world’s top five superyacht regattas.

 
 

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

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?

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