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November 21, 2013

Luxury timepieces often become heirlooms passed through the family, and likewise the craft of watchmaking is often a family affair. CampdenFB reports on some of the industry’s most respected family firms

In what must be the luxury industry’s best-known advertising campaign, a father and son are shown engaging in bonding activities – driving a boat, fixing a vintage car, sitting in dad’s office – in which the watch on the father’s wrist is apparently incidental. “You never actually own a Patek Philippe,” the ad famously advises. “You merely look after it for the next generation.”

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? 

August 26, 2013

Tokyo has long been the coolest town in Asia, but Seoul is now giving it a run for its money. Hip new stores, salons and boutiques are opening left, right and centre. Campden checks out what the city has in store.

Tokyo has long been the coolest town in Asia, but Seoul is now giving it a run for its money. Hip new stores, salons and boutiques are opening left, right and centre. Impressive architectural landmarks are being built, arguably the most spectacular being Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Park and Plaza.

June 7, 2013

Porsche, one of Germany's most famous family businesses, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic 911 model with a new, limited edition of the car.

Porsche, one of Germany's most famous family businesses, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic 911 model with a new, limited edition of the car.

The new 911 coupe features a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive and goes from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in just 4.5 seconds – only 1,963 models will be made, to represent the year of the 911's launch.

May 9, 2013

Superyachts are getting bigger and bigger, seemingly oblivious to economic woes. What is it that makes them such a desired object?

If you travelled to the shipyard of the fourth-generation shipbuilder Lürssen in the German town of Bremen-Vegesack at the moment, you would be greeted by a spectacular sight. Floating in one of the docks there is a ship so big that it resembles an aerodynamic block of flats. It looks more like a particularly sleek spaceship than something you might expect to see floating in the water.

May 8, 2013

Record prices being paid for top-end art work and a big increase in insurance cover for them show the asset class is more popular than ever, as demand for tangible investments continues to flourish.

Record prices being paid for top-end art work and a big increase in insurance cover for them show the asset class is more popular than ever, as demand for tangible investments continues to flourish.

Sotheby’s recent sale of impressionist and modern art in New York managed to raise the second-highest amount in the category since the financial crisis began in 2008.

March 29, 2013

Ownership of a private jet endorses super-rich status, but running costs might tip even the most cost-conscious owner into the ranks of the poor if they’re not careful.

Ownership of a private jet endorses super-rich status, but running costs might tip even the most cost-conscious owner into the ranks of the poor if they’re not careful.

July 21, 2012

Classic cars are proving to be one of the most resilient of all the passion investing options. CampdenFB asks why.

June 11, 2012

Prices for the rarest and most prestigious wines have hit record highs. CampdenFB looks at how investors can gain a piece of the action.

It might be tricky, when faced with a bottle of fine wine, to do anything other than open it and pour yourself a glass. But for those who can eschew instant gratification, wine can offer a fantastic investment. Through the stock market turbulence of recent years, fine wine has become a safe haven.

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