Barclays global research group releases periodic reports on specific topics relevant to wealth management. The authors survey roughly 2000 high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and combine their insights with research from a panel of experts, drawn from academia, industry and financial circles.
The fifteenth volume of the Wealth Insights series covers collectible assets, including jewelry, fine art and antiques, as alternative investments. The report provides an overview of the financial and emotional motivations for holding find art, in the context of an individual’s total wealth, and analyzes the shifting demographics and preferences of collectors. The included research skews towards uncovering the perception individuals have around art and other hard assets rather than understanding financial outcomes.