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Passion investment

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?

April 1, 2016

Galahad Clark, a seventh-generation member of the Clarks dynasty, talks about his new venture – a London-based textile-recycling firm looking to recapture raw cotton and polyester at a molecular level. 

Just a fraction of the world’s ever-growing output of clothes gets recycled, a situation that is filling up landfill sites and wasting precious resources.

Worn Again is looking to change this with its development of a technology that can recapture and separate the raw polyester and cotton raw materials from textiles which can then go back into the supply chain as new.

December 30, 2015

Family-owned shipyards are trying to steer a steady course despite choppy conditions. Alan Harper meets the families behind Dutch shipbuilders Amels and Royal Huisman, and Italy’s Overmarine Group

From the outside, few industries look more glossy and alluring than superyacht building. Insiders would shake their heads at such naivété.

“Avoid getting carried away by the glamour, or seduced by the hype,” says one eminent UK consultant. “Some make it - most don’t.” In Viareggio, Italian yacht builder Maurizio Balducci agrees: “The boat business is strange. It’s not straightforward – it’s not like making bread. Sometimes the best commercial strategy is simply not possible.”

December 28, 2015

When it comes to getting away from it all, there is no image more potent than a yacht sailing off over the horizon. It could be going anywhere. And these days, that is almost literally true.

Modern superyachts are equipped so lavishly and crewed so professionally that guests want for nothing, wherever they may cruise. As one experienced charter broker puts it: “Yachts above 40 metres are very self-sufficient – they have everything from massage therapists to Michelin-standard chefs. You take your five-star resort with you.”

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