Clara Ferreira Marques

Clara Ferreira-Marques

Clara Ferreira-Marques

 

Credit crunch fuels investor thirst for art, wine

Clara Ferreira-Marques

Rollercoaster markets may have cooled investor appetites for shares or property, but interest in offbeat investments is booming as a growing number of art and wine funds compete to combine passion with high returns. Downturns typically mean a slowdown in investments, but industry watchers say the credit crunch has left the appeal of "investments of passion" largely untarnished.