Passion Investments Beat FTSE

Alternative assets such as property, classic cars, Chinese artefacts and fine wine can play a role in contributing to the overall value of someone’s wealth

Coutts 11 December, 2014 | 12:25PM
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As part of our Guide to Financial Gifts for Christmas, Mohammad Kamal Syed , Head of Strategic Solutions at Coutts looks at the investment potential of alternatives.

Wealthy individuals are putting passion into their investment portfolios – the days when they were only filled with cash, bonds and shares are long gone. Today, alternative assets such as property, classic cars, Chinese artefacts and fine wine play an increasingly vital role in contributing to the overall value of someone’s wealth.

Since the financial crisis, volatile markets and record-low interest rates have increased demand for more diverse investments and driven interest in many physical assets that have intrinsic value, particularly where supply is limited. This has pushed up the prices of many so-called alternative investments.

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