Amy McIntyre

sothebys art auction

The sale prices of art investment pieces are reaching record levels at auction on both sides of the Atlantic. Back in May 2015, Pablo Picasso’s Les Femmes d’Alger became the most expensive painting ever to sell at auction. The artwork exchanged hands at Christie’s auction house for the grand sum

social investing

Impact investments deliver excellent financial returns for investors of up to nine per cent, according to some of the latest figures from consultancy Global Impact Investing Network and Cambridge Associates. An unfortunate but lasting perception of impact investments is that these assets offer lower financial returns than more traditional profit-focused

private equity growth

To say that popularity of private equity as a form of alternative investment has grown steadily in recent years would, in reality, do a disservice to just how much activity this market has seen of late. According to PwC, the global private equity market stood at $3.6 trillion in 2013

global real estate investment

Investing in real estate is nothing new – it has long been one of the most popular alternative investment vehicles for decades. However, a prominent trend being witnessed around the world at the moment is the level of foreign investment in real estate around the world. Fifty years ago, if

hedge fund investments

Any experienced investor knows that international turmoil, whether political or financial, can quickly filter down to have an impact on seemingly unrelated markets. That is why investors will normally look for a form of alternative investment that can withstand the bumps that will invariably appear in the road. And one

EUROPEAN ASSET ALLOCATION SURVEY 2015

Alternative assets used to be seen as an implicitly risky class of investment. However, in our post-crash world, the safety of traditional investments has been called into question and alternative assets are being seen as an increasingly attractive prospect. In fact, investors are paying more and more attention to these

UK forestry alternative investments

Forestry investment in the UK has been performing particularly well recently with recent data revealing the extent to which this alternative asset has outstripped other investment vehicles. The latest IPD UK Annual Forestry Index sampled 133 commercial forests in Britain and found that they offered average returns of 18.4 per