Art & Collectibles

News and Insights on Art & Collectibles as Alternative Assets
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A new firm could help investors to more reliably predict returns on investment when purchasing works of art. Arthena is a start-up firm based in New York, which has attracted the backing of Y Combinator, Beamonte Investments and Foundation Capital and is working alongside Charles Schwab brokerage. It uses big

art a top alternative investment

Could fine art be the next alternatives market to truly take off? According to Deloitte’s fifth Art & Finance Report, it might well be, after forecasting that rich investors will spend $2.7 trillion (£2.1 trillion). Deloitte’s report polled 69 private banks – including 27 family offices – as well as

classic cars alternative investments

Classic cars have taken top position among alternative investment assets after achieving growth of 192 per cent over the past decade, according to new figures. The Classic Car Report 2017, released in October by global art insurance firm AXA Art, has revealed that classic cars continue to perform strongly against

Fine wine has been named the world's best-performing collectible, as values rise by 25 per cent in the past year, according to a new report. The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index has revealed that fine wine has now replaced classic cars as top collectible around for wealthy investors around the

collectible musical instruments violin

Rare musical instruments have been named at the top of the collectibles investment chart following the release of a new report from investment bank Coutts. Although it deals with rare items that sell less frequency than many of its collectible counterparts, the musical instruments market reached the top of the

liu wei chinese art

Chinese entrepreneurs and investors are increasingly looking towards the world of art and collectibles in order to boost their investment income, according to new data. The latest government statistics reveal that art is becoming the latest booming asset class, with 2016 sales totalling US$6.33 billion and earning the country the

fine wines

Investment in fine wine “significantly and consistently outperforms” investment in art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X suggests. The firm compared the performance of wine with other alternative or ‘treasure’ assets that occupy a similar space in the minds of investors – highly

records / vinyl collecting

First there was the CD. Then the MP3. Then smartphones. Then Spotify. All these formats and services were supposed to herald the death of the vinyl record, with music fans expected to shun their physical stores of music in favour of purely digital versions instead. Didn’t happen. For some reason

Brazil’s super rich have changed their investment tastes as a result of the country’s ongoing economic turbulence and are now ploughing money into items that are less attention-grabbing than supercars and ostentatious bling. Many wealthy families and investors are now said to be shying away from the spotlight and, while

Auction house Sotheby’s has created its own forensic art analysis department in a bid to stamp out the increasing risk of forgeries in the art market. The first auction house to do so, Sotheby's aims to remove the reputational threat that copies create across the multimillion-pound art market. Making use