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November 14, 2016

Almost 2000 international investors and collectors bid at the record-breaking £32.9 million ($41.1 million) sale of David Bowie’s personal art collection.

Almost 2000 international investors and collectors bid at the record-breaking £32.9 million ($41.1 million) sale of David Bowie’s personal art collection.

More than 1750 bidders packed the three sessions for Bowie/Collector which lasted more than a dozen hours at Sotheby’s in London on 10-11 November. The auctions also attracted more than 1000 bidders and more than 26,500 viewers online.

October 31, 2016

Bowie/Collector reveals David Bowie’s taste in art was as inquisitive and eclectic as his music. James Beech finds out why families should consider the opportunities for investment at the upcoming unique auction

Bowie/Collector reveals David Bowie’s taste in art was as inquisitive and eclectic as his music. James Beech finds out why families should consider the opportunities for investment at the upcoming unique auction

David Bowie approached death as just another artistic expression of his life.

The Starman’s curation of his own transcendental legacy from beyond the grave should be a guiding light for other ultra-high net worth individuals consumed with protecting their empires once they are gone.

September 27, 2016

With concerns over fraud and ownership, the art world offers myriad pitfalls for the unwary, causing experts to advise bringing in specialists to help ensure that investments do not turn sour.

With concerns over fraud and ownership, the art world offers myriad pitfalls for the unwary, causing experts to advise bringing in specialists to help ensure that investments do not turn sour.  Daniel Bardsley reports

When the painting Judith Beheading Holofernes was presented in public for the first time earlier this year, some hailed it as a lost masterpiece.

July 22, 2016

Visit Ferrari specialist DK Engineering and it’s easy to be dazzled by the luxury supercars, but look ‘under the bonnet’ and you’ll see that the real magic is in the well-oiled family machine. Michael Finnigan takes a look

The countryside village of Chorleywood in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for a supercar, with its tree-lined streets and meandering streams. Imagine then the contrasting visual of a Ferrari LaFerrari, the latest in a long line of supercars from the eponymous Italian carmaker, as it roars past the duck pond.

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 14, 2016

Superyachts are synonymous with high-comfort cruising but, increasingly, owners are asking shipbuilders to design super slick vessels matching envy-making comforts with a hard-edge racing pedigree. Mike Owen reports

Superyachts are synonymous with high-comfort cruising but, increasingly, owners are asking shipbuilders to design super slick vessels matching envy-making comforts with a hard-edge racing pedigree. Mike Owens reports 

March 24, 2016

Making a dime from coin collecting is not a certainty, but with returns of 234% in the past 10 years, those numismatists with a passion for precious metal can do well out of these small pieces of history. Daniel Bardsley reports

The extraordinary success of the Rothschild banking dynasty can be traced back to a young man with a passion for collecting coins.

According to the family archive, Mayer Amschel Rothschild became interested in coins as a small boy and had not even reached his mid-teens when, in 1757, he took up a job in a bank’s rare-coins department.

February 11, 2016

Impact investing is at a stage where family offices can get involved without having to chart unknown territory, according to a new appointment at Trusted Family, who previously worked for LGT Venture Philanthropy.

Impact investing is at a stage where family offices can get involved without having to chart unknown territory, according to a new appointment at Trusted Family, who previously worked for LGT Venture Philanthropy.

Wolfgang Hafenmayer became the new head of impact advisory at Trusted Family in January, and will be responsible for expanding societal impact solutions for business-owning families that are part of the online network.

January 19, 2016

The next generation has hooked onto impact investing like no other – so what do family offices managing multigenerational wealth need to know?

Impact investing isn’t only for the softhearted. In the past year alone, BlackRock launched new business unit BlackRock Impact, Goldman Sachs bought impact advisory firm Imprint, and former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick now heads up Bain & Capital’s impact fund. “Some of the most celebrated and followed world-class investors have jumped into impact investing in the last year,” says Jean Case, AOL Inc entrepreneur and CEO at the Case Foundation.

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