Lifestyle investments are 'Realistic option', says AAA
06/19/2012

AAA is highlighting a recent article in the Huffington Post, detailing the growing popularity of ‘lifestyle investments’ as an alternative to traditional asset classes.

Online PR News – 19-June-2012 – Boston, MA – June 15, 2012 - Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) is highlighting a recent article in the Huffington Post, detailing the growing popularity of ‘lifestyle investments’ as an alternative to traditional asset classes.

The article begins by talking about the rising popularity of wine investments and the fact that fine wine investments have generated returns of 195 per cent over the past seven years, according to the London International Vintners Exchange (LIVEX). Demand for wine is growing in the emerging economies of China, Russia and Brazil – simply as a response to the growing wealth of the populations in these new economic ‘powerhouses.’

The fact that demand for wine is growing makes this a good time to experiment with so-called lifestyle investments such as wine, according to AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson. He said, “It’s easy to start small with these kinds of alternative investments.

“An investment of as little as £500 to £1,000 will enable you to purchase some incredibly good fine wines whose values could rise exponentially over the coming years.”

The Huffington Post article outlines the range of different funds investors can opt into if they would like to take a more official route towards lifestyle investments. For example, The Wine Source Fund is based on a range of fine wines and whiskies that combine to create what the fund calls “a balanced portfolio able to benefit from longer and shorter production cycles”.

Others specialise in older fine wines and even manage cellars for investors who need to keep their valuable investments in tiptop condition.

AAA backs a range of alternative investments and is keen to promote what there is to be gained from investing in something that interests you. “Those who are interested in fine wines, art and antiques and starting to realise that they can make money for heir hobbies.

“The same can be said for those who are keen to help promote sustainability and eco-investments, who can invest in sustainable forestry through firms like Greenwood Management,” added Mr Johnson.