Press coverage of fine wine investment now regularly features in mainstream newspapers such as the Telegraph and Financial Times, in wine trade magazines including Drinks Business, Decanter, and Harpers and in financial publications including Shares Magazine and Investors Chronicle. Members of our team have been interviewed by international and UK media to explain the dynamics of the fine wine market and the treatment of fine wine as an alternative asset for investment purposes.
Media interviews on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox News and others along with footage of England International Rugby star, Austen Healey, discussing his interest in fine wine, can be seen below.
Everybody should have a case of fine wine in their investment portfolio! The appeal of an investment track record delivering average annual compound returns of more than 12% p.a has attracted mant investors to fine wine. A stable, non-volatile asset whose performance does not correlate directly with the movements of financial markets.
Over the last five years, investment in fine wine has enjoyed enormous growth as more and more people recognise its potential ad a genuine alternative asset class. While investors are increasingly diversifying from traditional, and recently volatile, investment classes, the global fine wine investment market is now valued at US$4 billion.
Read a recent article published in “Calibre Investment Insights” a magazing distributed in The Guardian newspaper.
Austin Healey has joined the Vin-X team, having been a client since 2012. A rugby union professional, Austin was a core member of the Leicester Tigers team and recorded 51 caps for England, as well as 2 for the British and Irish Lions.
Following retirement from Leicester Tigers at the end of the 2005/6 season, Healey commenced a new career with Credit Suisse while continuing to work as a rugby analyst with the BBC.
Recognised as a versatile professional, Austin further enhanced his growing celebrity status in 2008, when he took part in the BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing, making it through to the quarter-finals.
Austin’s role as non-executive director will be to assist the senior team in developing its business development strategy going forward.
Vin-X CEO, Peter Shakeshaft, stated “We are delighted that Austin has joined the team. Although he is known for his rugby prowess, he is also a “City” man. Being a client for a number of years he has seen first hand both the value of investing in fine wine and working with a specialist broker such as Vin-X. Austin’s connections and business skills will undoubtedly further assist Vin-X in its goal to be the pre-eminent wine broker in the UK and international markets.”
In this video below Austin Healey discusses how to get involved in wine investment, key wine investment fundamentals and the security offered by Vin-X with founder Peter Shakeshaft.
In this recent interview titled ‘Have faith in yourself’ published in October’s edition of ‘Making Money’ magazine, Peter Shakeshaft, CEO of Vin-X Wine Investment, offers interesting insights into his business life and business philospohy including The secret of his success and the most important lesson learned in his career.
Oct. 01 2013 IB Times UK (by Lianna Brinded), Interview with Vin-X chairman, Peter Shakeshaft. Fine wine investment has not only moved away from being a fringe market buy, it is now being viewd as a currency hedge in times of turmoil.
(Bloomberg) – Jeremy Peacock, broking manager at Vin-X Ltd talks to Bloomberg about Pavie ’09 Saint-Emilion Reaching a Record $4,260 After Promotion.
Aug. 15 2013 (Bloomberg) – Peter Shakeshaft, chief executive office of Vin-X Ltd., talks about investing in fine wine. He speaks with Anna Edwards and Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced new laws regarding the promotion of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) in a bid, they say, to protect inexperienced investors from what they believe to be a risky financial product.
However, in my view, while much of the rationale behind the decision is sound, the outcome is not. It misses the point and is likely to harm those seeking financial growth in a time of reduced lending.
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