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September 1, 2004

What future do you envision for your collection of art or antiques? Should it stay in the family or become part of the nation’s cultural heritage? Andrea Tardy reports

Andrea Tardy is a managing director of JPMorgan Private Bank and head of its wealth advisory group in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

What future do you envision for your collection of art or antiques? Should it stay in the family or become part of the nation's cultural heritage? Andrea Tardy reports

July 1, 2004

Invest in your investments: provide for the many financial and physical risks in a high-end collection with adequate insurance and security. Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Invest in your investments: provide for the many financial and physical risks in a high-end collection with adequate insurance and security. Melanie Stern reports

You've bought the impressionist painting you had your eye on, and your taste for fine wine is reflected in a growing collection. It's likely you spent well into the hundred thousands, millions – or billions – on your passion so, understandably, you want them out of harm's way.

July 1, 2004

Returns of 500% sounds pretty juicy, but nothing’s for free. Melanie Stern scratches the surface of film investment and finds that this silver screen temptation is, well, just a boring old tax shelter – albeit a useful but ill-understood one

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine.

Returns of 500% sounds pretty juicy, but nothing's for free. Melanie Stern scratches the surface of film investment and finds that this silver screen temptation is, well, just a boring old tax shelter – albeit a useful but ill-understood one

You might think it would take a pretty radical game of free association to link film and hedge fund investment, but it's simple. The relation is three-fold - big due diligence and regulatory concerns make them both very high risk.

March 1, 2004

The Holy Qu’ran makes no bones about the prohibition of debt or interest – but Western institutions are working with Islamic scholars to draw up a ‘halal’ financial market to solve this, reports Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Holy Qu'ran makes no bones about the prohibition of debt or interest – but Western institutions are working with Islamic scholars to draw up a 'halal' financial market to solve this, reports Melanie Stern

Money and ethics – they don't immediately gel; look at the way so many smart at the perception of modern capitalism.

March 1, 2004

Wine has long been a popular collectible and investment – but do nothing without competent advice in this expert’s market, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Wine has long been a popular collectible and investment – but do nothing without competent advice in this expert's market, says Melanie Stern

When one thinks of wine, images of wealthy chateaux owners in southern France springs to mind, walking barefoot over slate kitchen floors, a cellar-full of vintage Bordeaux quietly gathering dust.

March 1, 2004

The Fisher, Oetker, Lauder, Sabanci and Johnson families are all collectors of classical and contemporary art, a market that increasingly offers more than just intellectual returns, explains Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

The Fisher, Oetker, Lauder, Sabanci and Johnson families are all collectors of classical and contemporary art, a market that increasingly offers more than just intellectual returns, explains Melanie Stern

It is probably one of the most popular collectibles among the wealthy but now commonly classed as an alternative investment outperforming many equities. Art as an investment offers increasingly attractive financial as well as emotional returns.

January 1, 2004

For most years since 1960 art prices have continued to outpace the world stock markets – justification that art investment can be an important component of a family’s investment portfolio. But prices are volatile, so beware of the risks

Randall James Willette is Managing Director of the London-based Fine Art Wealth Management serving wealth managers and their private clients on art management and investment.

For most years since 1960 art prices have continued to outpace the world stock markets – justification that art investment can be an important component of a family's investment portfolio. But prices are volatile, so beware of the risks

November 1, 2003

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

November 1, 2003

With absolute return in alternative investment derived from manager skill, finding the right individual from the huge pool of candidates is a time-consuming but essential task. Melanie Stern investigates

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

With absolute return in alternative investment derived from manager skill, finding the right individual from the huge pool of candidates is a time-consuming but essential task. Melanie Stern investigates

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