Collectible Investments for the High Net Worth Investor

Collectible Investments for the High Net Worth Investor

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by Stephen Satchell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123745225

ISBN-13: 9780123745224

Pub. Date: 06/22/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Many high net worth individuals are interested in diversifying their portfolios and investing in collectibles. A collectible is any physical asset that appreciates in value over time because it is rare or desired by many. Stamps, coins, fine art, antiques, books, and wine are examples of collectibles. Where does the financial advisor or investment manager for these

Overview

Many high net worth individuals are interested in diversifying their portfolios and investing in collectibles. A collectible is any physical asset that appreciates in value over time because it is rare or desired by many. Stamps, coins, fine art, antiques, books, and wine are examples of collectibles. Where does the financial advisor or investment manager for these high net worth individuals go to learn about these investments? There is no comprehensive resource from the financial standpoint—until now. Dr Stephen Satchell of Trinity College, Cambridge, has developed a book in which experts in various types of collectibles analyze the financial aspects of investing in these collectibles. Chapters address issues such as: liquidity challenges, tax ramifications, appreciation timelines, the challenge of forecasting and measuring appreciation, and the psychological component of collecting and the role of emotion in collectible investing.

Key Features
Feature: Contributors are experts in collectible investing from around the world
Benefit: Gives financial advisors and wealth managers handy access to expert opinions to better advise clients interested in collectible investments
Feature: Experts discuss the pros and cons of collectibles from an investment perspective in their area of expertise
Benefit: One stop shopping, all expertise brought together in one volume, creating a handy reference guide
Feature: Experts discuss art, stamps, coins, antiques, wine, from around the world in one global perspective
Benefit: Wealth managers can gain information about a wide range of collectibles and learn about investing in these types with a global perspective

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123745224
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Series:
Quantitative Finance
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction by Stephen Satchell

Part 1: General Themes

1. General Principles in Collectible Investing, Collectibles and Asset Allocation
Daryl Roxburgh and Stephen Satchell

2. Why Collectors Collect: The Neuropsychology of the Collector
Shirley Mueller

3. Collecting and Behavioral Finance
David Johnstone

4. Collecting as Luxury Consumption: Effects on Individuals and Households
Russell W. Belk

Part 2: Major Collectibles Related to Investing

5. An Overview of the Art Market
Jeffery Horvitz

6. Art as a Financial Investment
Rachel A. J. Campbell

7. Art Investing and Wealth Accumulation
Oliver Williams and Anders Petterson

8. Wine: An Alternative Investment, Introduction to “Bordeaux Wine Vintage Quality and the Weather” by Orley Ashenfelter, David Ashmore, and Robert LaLonde
Alan Brown

9. Bordeaux Wine Vintage Quality and the Weather
Orley Ashenfelter, David Ashmore, and Robert LaLonde

10. Collecting and Investing in Stamps
Stephen Satchell and John F. Aulds

11. Investing in Rare Books
Andrew T. Rudd

12. Maps as Collectibles
Adam J. Apt

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Collectible Investments for the High Net Worth Investor 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Financial advisers and money managers are comfortable with traditional investment vehicles, such as stocks and bonds and, perhaps, real estate. However, an increasing number of wealthy individuals are exploring alternative avenues for profitable investing, including collectibles. Consequently, investment houses and wealth managers need to familiarize themselves with art, stamps, wine, books, classic cars, and the like, to be qualified to advise clients who want to know if their acquisitions will bring in a pretty penny or not. Editor Stephen Satchell's compilation of scholarly essays from a variety of experts on different collectibles - and on the psychology that motivates purchasers - is not a casual read, but it sure is a useful one for money managers whose clients want to cash in Grandma's stamp collection. Much of the material deals with sophisticated economic and business theory, including mathematical formulas and detailed charts and graphs. Still, getAbstract believes that most financial advisers (and collectors) will emerge with a greater understanding of collectible investments - and maybe a hankering for a cherry red and white 1957 Chevrolet.