The Value of Street Art

We have become quite used to street art or ‘urban art’ illuminating our lives through its presence on the walls, floors and infrastructure of our major cities. In many ways it offers a vibrancy and invigoration that traditional art cannot replicate. It interacts with the urban landscape and with the lives of millions. In the... Read More

Millions of Millionaires

Amidst talk of bailouts and austerity measures, it might appear that the economic recovery of the last five years has faced nothing but setbacks. However, according to the Global Wealth Report the annual growth rate of wealth around the world is robust and looks set to grow steadily over the next half-decade. Driven by an... Read More

Luxury Watches and Women

You would be forgiven for thinking that the world of luxury watches is overwhelmingly male-orientated and in some ways this is true. Through the history of watchmaking, names like Antoni Patek, Adrien Philippe, Louis Cartier and George Daniels have been the icons of horology. Collecting watches may also be wrongly thought of as a passion... Read More

Evaluating the Current Art Market – Part 3 of 5

In the third part of our art market series, we'll explore the practices of galleries and private dealers. We'll also address how galleries and private dealers guide and finesse the market to benefit their businesses and their stable of artists. Then, we'll take a look at how the private market compares to the volatility of... Read More

Luxury Assets Key for Portfolio Management

In a turbulent economic world, the portfolios of high net-worth individuals require a more careful than ever balancing act. Physical assets - luxury assets – are one way to diversify wealth when you lack confidence in a financial system. In recent years the most dominant of these luxury assets has undoubtedly been art. Through persistent... Read More

Luxury Electric Vehicles – Tesla vs. The World

Since its release in 2012 the Tesla Model S has been showered with praise and accolades from across the board. A perfect 5.0 safety rating from the NHTSA; Automobile Magazine's 2013 Car of the Year and “Car of the Century” by Car and Driver Magazine among many others. It set standards not just for an... Read More

Evaluating the Current Art Market – Part 1 of 5

The presumed art market bubble has been a hot topic for the past year. So, it was fitting that Borro CEO & Founder, Paul Aitken, at the 10th Annual Blouin Creative Leadership Summit, participated in a panel titled, “Has the Art Market Entered a Bubble?” Paul was joined by Patrick Meade, co-CEO of Bonham’s and... Read More

Fall Art Preview – The ‘Can’t Miss’ Events

Fall is an exciting time for fine art and Appreciating Assets had the chance to speak to Borro's Vice President of Valuations, Mark Bench and Retail & Appraiser Manager, Elliot Roberts, who have highlighted some upcoming events that should be on everyone’s radar. (more…)

Are Ferrari Shares a Good Investment?

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ferrari set to float on the NYSE.[/caption] Millions of people have dreamed of owning a Ferrari - but for real car lovers with money to spend owning a piece of the company is a whole other level of investment. Fiat Chrysler revealed plans to list 10 percent of its stake in... Read More