Whiskey could be next big thing for alternative investors, claims AAA
|Pressemitteilung von: Alternative Asset Analysis|
(openPR) - Boston, MA, USA, December 09, 2011 -- Alternative investment advocacy group, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has spoken out in favor of investing in rare Scotch whiskey as an alternative to stocks and shares.|
AAA's statement comes after a Financial Times article highlighted the asset class as a viable and popular means of diversifying an investment portfolio. For the past 20 years, the article claims, investors have been increasingly interested in rare Scotch as an asset class, as some have seen their values rise hugely in a matter of months.
The FT claims that the top performing 250 bottles could have been purchased in 2008 for £42,508 and would sell today for £94,884, which represents an increase of 123.62 per cent. "Not bad when compared with the stock markets," asserted AAA's analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.
AAA added that anyone who bought the top 100 bottles, in terms of their return on investment, would have seen their initial outlay deliver returns of an extremely impressive 162.96 per cent. This is all according to the figures published through the Whiskey Highland Index.
Anthony Johnson added, “Alternative investments are becoming so common these days that those looking for the very best returns are looking past fine wine, art and antiques and are now stepping into the new territory of fine whiskey.”
Some of the best returns are available on less expensive whiskeys, such as those released by big names like Macallan and Glenfiddich, which - even at investment grade - can be bought from less than £100.
AAA is keen to promote a truly alternative view of investment and also to support more ethical investment, such as projects that benefit communities in developing countries. Mr Johnson explained, "As alternatives become more mainstream, more people tend to look for projects that deliver returns while helping to protect communities or the environment, such as Greenwood Management's forestry plantation projects in Brazil."
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