It is my great pleasure to invite you to join me, Oxford Club Chief Investment Strategist and best-selling author Alexander Green and top-notch global art and real asset experts in New York City on October 24-25, 2016.
This VIP excursion will be a timely “insider’s seminar and tour” of the best diversification strategies using fine art and rare tangible assets for your money this year.
Thanks to our exclusive connection with esteemed art and collectibles experts from New York, Washington, D.C. and London, 20 Members and their guests – will enjoy the rare opportunity to meet, drink and dine with leading experts on art investing from around the world. This is an exclusive event where you can discover the best strategies this year for profiting from rare precious metals, fine art, antiques, stamps and other real assets you may have never considered, but are proven to beat the stock market over time.
The timing could never be better to learn about this highly enjoyable (and often overlooked) diversification strategy. With stagnant global market and economic growth, many of us are asking...
“What is the strongest place to diversify right now, outside of stocks, bonds and Treasurys, for better returns over the next five to 10 years?”
“Are there safe investments outside of the market that are proven to earn double-digit returns – and more – over the long term?”
The answer is a resounding “Yes”!
According to Raconteur
, in the 10-year period between January 2005 and January 2015...
Fine art grew 252% and offered annual growth of 15%.
Rare stamps grew 255% and offered average annual growth of 10% for the past 40 years.
Coins grew 248% and offered average annual growth of 11% for the past 40 years.
What you may not realize is that it's getting much easier to be a more passive investor in these asset classes. These markets are getting more developed, more transparent and more liquid. There are new online tools, rating services and apps that will soon change the way that investors buy art. There are new indexes being created all the time to track different sectors.
And after years of the auction houses having record sales, there is a contraction in the market. In May, Bloomberg stated that auction houses expect to sell 50% less this year than last year. Global art sales fell 7% last year to $63.8 billion, according to the European Fine Art Foundation. For reasons why, you can look to the normal culprits of the global recession like falling demand from China, dropping oil prices and global equities.
This contraction means it is moving from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market, and that is good news for new investors.
There are plenty of outstanding benefits to investing in rare tangible assets that go beyond the norm. These assets often exist outside of your typical account balance, financial statement or exchange market. They have physical form and natural value.
And what’s even better is that anyone
can use real assets such as art, stamps, gold, silver, antiques and more to diversify their portfolio – and make money
In fact, our experts argue that with today’s turbulent global financial markets – and the world banks ushering in a new era of uncertainty on interest rates and currencies – we will continue to see these real assets experience a dynamic and strategic
Here are just a few examples of how profitable investments in fine art and collectibles can be...
- A half century ago, an investor purchased a 1760 New York Chippendale armchair for $750. According to Forbes, in 2015 that chair was valued at $250,000 to $350,000.
- In 2000, an Andy Warhol Marilyn print sold for just $23,621. Five years later in 2005, it sold for $59,854. And in 2013 it jumped to $181,141 – a return of 670% over 13 years.
How to Buy Investment-Worthy Art
(That You Can Actually Use)
One of our featured speakers is a personal investor in a utilitarian asset, in which collectors have seen triple-digit returns
in the last five years while enjoying their purchases at the same time.
When you incorporate real assets like these into your portfolio, you not only give yourself the chance to earn good returns... but you also get to enjoy your investments like no other.
And that’s not all.
Investments in fine art and collectibles can also help you...
- Limit your tax liability – Fine art and collectibles present unique opportunities for an investor to reduce current income tax and eliminate capital gains and estate taxation on art assets.
- Create a legacy to pass on to your heirs – You can easily pass these assets on to your heirs or allow your rare pieces to increase in value over time in a trust fund, a children’s account or as part of your personal portfolio.
- Protect yourself against the uncertainty of the markets – Real assets like fine art and collectibles traditionally maintain their value even as prices rise and the purchasing power of the dollar falls.
Now as I mentioned earlier, anyone
can invest in fine art and collectibles.
It isn’t just for the “one-percenters.” You don’t need millions of dollars to get started. And you certainly don’t have to be in the market for a Picasso or Rembrandt.
For instance, for low minimums you can participate in a managed account where the sector has averaged 9.4% per annum since 1954... and risen 11.4% per annum over the last decade. There’s another sector you can get in on, through a managed account, where the index is up 166% during the past 10 years.
On a personal level, the rare gold coin I bought back in 2005 for $225, the exquisite Mexican 20 peso (prized for its extremely detailed Aztec Calendar design), is about $625 today.
As Rupert Robinson, former CEO of London-based Schroders private bank, says, “Not only are tangible investments an inflation hedge, but they can also diversify exposure away from the movements in traditional fixed income and equities
When you join us for The Oxford Club’s Investing in Art & Rare Tangible Assets Seminar
this October 24-25, our vetted team of world-renowned experts will show you just how easy – and profitable – this type of investing can be.
Not only will we connect you with the best people in the business, we will also give you a behind-the-scenes VIP “insider’s tour” of this exciting new class of investing.
You never know, the purchase you make this year could turn into a goldmine for you or your heirs...
- Andy Warhol’s Orange Marilyn silkscreens, which sold for $2,400 new in the 1960s, have more recently fetched as much as $17 million.
- Malcolm Forbes’ first Fabergé egg was purchased for $57,000. Now his entire collection of nine eggs and other Fabergé material just sold for an estimated $100 million.
- The ultra-rare 1911 Canadian silver dollar recently sold at auction for nearly $1 million.
There are countless examples of home run investment returns in this often overlooked diversification area. Our experts will be sharing with you some of their very recent successes, but more importantly, they’ll share where they believe you should be buying now for the best values.
Here’s a look at our esteemed speakers...
Meet Our Art & Rare Tangible Assets Experts From Around the World
These experts from around the globe, including New York, London, and Washington, D.C., are world leaders in their fields.
President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Daniel H. Weiss, who was born in Newark, N.J., and raised on Long Island, earned his B.A. in psychology with a concentration in art history from George Washington University in 1979; his M.A. with concentrations in medieval and modern art from Johns Hopkins University in 1982; his MBA from the Yale School of Management in 1985; and his Ph.D. with concentrations in Western medieval and Byzantine art and a minor in classical Greek art and architecture from Hopkins in 1992.
During his academic career, Dr. Weiss has published widely, delivered many public lectures, organized and served on conferences and symposia, and earned a number of fellowships and grants. Dr. Weiss’ many awards include an honorary degree in 2013 from Lafayette College; the 2011 Martin Zippel Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Easton for outstanding service to children and community; a 2011 Community Development Award from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce; a 2006 Aaron O. Hoff People’s Choice Award from Lafayette College; the George E. Owen Teaching Award presented by the 2003 Johns Hopkins senior class; and the Medieval Academy of America’s 1994 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize for the outstanding first article in the field of medieval studies.
We’re so delighted he has agreed to welcome our group at an after-hours private event at the Met this October 24.
Chief Investment Strategist, The Oxford Club
Alexander Green is the Chief Investment Strategist of The Oxford Club, and the Editor of The Oxford Communiqué
, The Momentum Alert
, The Insider Alert
and The True Value Alert
For more than a decade, his Oxford Communiqué
has been consistently ranked among the top 10 investment letters in the nation by the independent Hulbert Financial Digest.
Alex is also the author of four national best-sellers: The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio
, The Secret of Shelter Island
, Beyond Wealth
and, most recently, An Embarrassment of Riches
Co-Founder, Beyond the Dollar LLC; Editor, Beyond the Dollar
Karim Rahemtulla is Co-Founder of Beyond the Dollar LLC, Editor of the monthly newsletter Beyond the Dollar
and Contributing Editor to The Non-Dollar Report
. He is also the author of the best-selling book Where in the World Should I Invest?
Karim has covered international markets and the global movements of money for over 20 years. With expertise in emerging markets, options trading and energy, he’s regarded as one of the country’s foremost resource and developing world analysts. His focus is on finding opportunities "beyond the dollar" for investors looking to diversify their assets and lifestyle to include borderless investing.
Karim is also regarded as one of the country’s foremost innovators in options trading, with strategies ranging from income to aggressive speculation. On such merits, he travels the world regularly, seeking out the best investment opportunities, and is a featured speaker at more than a dozen frontline conferences annually.
Educated in England, Canada and the United States, Karim is fluent in several languages. His undergraduate studies were completed in economics and foreign languages, and his graduate coursework was completed in finance.
James’ interest in wine began at a very young age through no choice of his own: Bordeaux and Tuscany were regular family vacation destinations. However, it was James’ choice to join his high school’s Oenology Club (yes, you read that correctly), where he began formally learning about wine. Combining his passions for wine and entrepreneurship, James collaborates on all aspects of Vinous from technology to strategic initiatives to events. His prior experience includes investment banking and consulting with a focus on technology and product development. James has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Alexander A. Loucopoulos
Mr. Loucopoulos joined Sciens in 2005. He is responsible for the firm’s Real Asset platform and the management of several private equity investments. Mr. Loucopoulos has more than 15 years of finance, asset management and startup experience. Prior to Sciens, Mr. Loucopoulos was part of the founding team of UGO Networks and served as its vice president of corporate development prior to its successful sale to Hearst Media.
Mr. Loucopoulos has also worked as a consultant to Tony Fernandes, the CEO and founder of AirAsia, and for NBC in its broadcast of the 28th Olympiad. Mr. Loucopoulos began his career at JPMorgan as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions in Latin America. Mr. Loucopoulos received a cum laude BSFS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a Martin Trust fellow.
Investment Portfolio Manager, Stanley Gibbons Ltd.
Geoff Anandappa is an international speaker and renowned expert on investing in rare stamps and historical signatures.
On a day-to-day basis, Geoff works with high net worth individuals and financial professionals to provide guidance about alternative investments and diversifying into collectibles, an asset class with no correlation to mainstream investments.
Geoff’s presentation covers the history of stamps and reveals why stamps and historical memorabilia is one of the most undervalued asset classes. With low volatility over a 50-year period and capital protection assured by Stanley Gibbons, it is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the best investments for those seeking to diversify their portfolios.
President and COO, Asset Strategies International
Rich Checkan graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1987 with a B.S. in chemistry. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. He then served tours of duty at Fort Benning in Georgia, Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and the Demilitarized Zone in the Republic of South Korea. He held various leadership and staff positions at every level from platoon- through battalion-sized organizations. While at West Point, he played varsity soccer. He left military service in 1993 at the rank of captain.
After a brief stint of direct sales in Macon and Atlanta, Georgia, with telecommunications and multinational service corporations, Rich joined ASI (then International Financial Consultants Inc.) in February of 1996. In 1997, Michael Checkan, Glen O. Kirsch and Rich Checkan created, developed and refined a precious metals certificate program for the Perth Mint. They became one of only eight approved dealers in the world to sell Perth Mint Certificates, the only government-guaranteed precious metals certificate program in the world.
As the president and COO of ASI, Rich has knowledge of every facet of ASI’s operations and oversees the operations, administrative, sales and marketing departments. He is also the company’s compliance officer. Rich Checkan is a regular contributor to ASI’s own monthly newsletter, Information Line. He is also a regular writer for ASI’s news alert, Always Something Interesting
, twice a week.
When Rich isn’t in the office, he is speaking at a conference or leading a workshop at a seminar. He has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars worldwide and has been quoted in myriad financial newsletters and The New York Times
Rich has three children, two girls and a boy, and says the smartest thing he ever did was say “I do” to his wife, Helen.
Numismatic Coin Consultant, Stanley Gibbons Ltd.
Richard Gladdle is an expert in British coins working as an independent consultant for Stanley Gibbons Ltd. in London, England.
After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast and St. Andrews University in Scotland with an honors degree, he joined the newly formed Coin Department at Stanley Gibbons in 1976. Within a few years, he had become the director of that department and in 1980 left to start up his own business as an independent coin dealer.
Since then, he has been a professional numismatist traveling around Britain and Europe, North America and Australasia attending auctions and coin fairs, buying and selling rare coins. In that time, he has acquired a great numismatic knowledge and specializes in British coins – particularly gold hammered Medieval, European coins and “Paranumismatics” (tokens and medallions).
Douglas Winter Numismatics
Douglas Winter is considered one of the world’s leading experts on rare coins, specializing in pre-1933 U.S. rare gold coins. Doug has spent much of his life in the field of numismatics and began collecting coins at the age of 7. By the time he was 10, he was buying and selling coins at conventions in New York City. When Doug was 13, he joined the American Numismatic Association and took his first table at a coin show before he was 14.
Doug became interested in pre-1933 U.S. gold coins during his time at Steve Ivy Rare Coins serving as the director of research, then he founded Douglas Winter Consulting in 1985.
In 1989, Doug founded Douglas Winter Numismatics. This firm specializes in buying and selling choice and rare U.S. gold coins. By 1992, it was recognized as one of the leading specialized numismatic firms in the country.
Doug has also been a contributor to some of the most influential U.S. rare coin guidebooks to date:
- A Guidebook of United States Coins (also known as the “Red Book”) – Contributor since 1983
- Walter Breen’s Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Coins
- Q. David Bowers’ Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars
- Andrew Pollock’s United States Patterns and Related Issues
- Professional Numismatists Guild: Member #399. Member since 1988.
- American Numismatic Association: Member #76321. Member since 1973. Appointed instructor at the ANA Summer Seminar in 1998, 2000 and 2003. Awarded a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation by the ANA in 1996.
- American Numismatic Society: Member since 1981.
- Numismatic Guaranty Corporation: Charter member and Dealer registration #502.
- Professional Coin Grading Service: Member since 1991 and Dealer registration #350.
- Certified Acceptance Corporation: Charter member and Dealer #1017.
CEO, Marsha Malinowski LLC Fine Books & Manuscripts LLC
With 30 years of experience in the world of fine art, 26 of them at Sotheby’s, Marsha brings a wealth of practical knowledge on the world of collecting and investing.
From the inception of the Antiques Roadshow in the U.S. to the sale of the Magna Carta for $20 million and Barry Halper’s baseball collection for $24 million, Marsha has had a hand in it all. She continues to advise private clients and institutions on manuscripts and other fine art. Her clients hail from four continents and collect everything from Beethoven letters to Warhol prints to Old Master Drawings.
Marsha received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her M.A. from Brown University. She is a licensed auctioneer in New York.
Most recently, Marsha appeared on the BBC documentary The Secrets of Saint John Paul
, which aired in the U.S. on PBS this past April. This fascinating documentary focuses on Marsha’s discovery of a cache of more than 340 letters the Pope wrote to a woman.
Marsha spends her time in New York and her 1763 home in Connecticut. She also spends her time pounding the pavements of the world, hunting down manuscripts and works of art. She is actively involved in many art and manuscript organizations and is a contributing editor to Garret/Galland’s The Tangible Investor
Rare Book Expert, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Clive Moss has over thirty years’ experience as a bookseller, including Director for fine bookbinders Sangorski, Sutcliffe & Zaehnsdorf (SSZ, a subsidiary of Asprey's). He joined the Book Department at Bloomsbury Auctions in 2006.
Clive has been involved with some of the most important collections of rare and important books to come to market in the UK and the US, both at retail and auction level. Notable successes include brokering the auction of the Hirschhorn collection of Modern First Editions, sold by Bloomsbury Auctions in 2012 for over $1.2million. Highlights included a first edition of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
which sold for over $100,000 and Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel, Casino Royale
, which sold for over $30,000.
Although Clive specializes in children's books, illustrative art and fine bindings, he has a great deal of experience across all aspects of the rare book world, and plays a key role in the ongoing business development of Bloomsbury Auctions.
Now, let me tell you about the celebrated venues we’ve chosen for The Oxford Club’s Investing in Art & Rare Tangible Assets Seminar
An After-Hours Private Tour of The Metropolitan
Museum of Art
We are beyond excited to be welcomed by President Daniel Weiss and have a VIP evening tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
It is hands down one of the most beautiful museums in the world, the largest art museum in the United States and one of the 10 largest museums around the globe.
We will be guided through one of Dan Weiss’ favorite exhibits... a special one being held at the Met. Not since 1973, when an exhibition of the French followers of Caravaggio was held at the French Academy in Rome and at the Louvre Museum in Paris, has there been an attempt to bring the achievement of one follower of Caravaggio... a little-known but extraordinary painter – before a large public. This exhibition will be a landmark event not only for scholars and students, but also for all art lovers, who will discover one of the giants of French painting – who is only lesser-known in the mainstream because his career was so short-lived (as he died at only 41) and his works so rare.
In just a moment, I will give you all the details on how you can secure one of the limited seats for this event...
But first, here are the highlights of your itinerary in New York this autumn...
Taking Your Experience a Step Further...
With each event we plan, we take extra care to ensure that your experience with us is the best it can possibly be.
Your tour will begin at the London Hotel in NYC, where Alexander Green and I, along with Austrian tour leader Fritz Satran (a favorite among our Members) and our sponsors Stanley Gibbons Ltd. and Asset Strategies International, will host two morning seminars followed by an exquisite lunch.
After lunch on October 24, we will go to Sotheby’s for a private tour and workshop. You will get a behind-the-scenes look at how the auction house works and insight on what’s trending now for the world’s wealthiest investors. Our discovery tour will culminate in a wonderful champagne toast with our Sotheby’s host.
We will continue our tour at the Met, where we will be welcomed by world art historian and Met President Daniel Weiss. After the after-hours private tour of one of Dan’s favorite new exhibits at the Met, we will finish the evening with a lovely and delicious reception at the Grazie restaurant a couple of blocks away.
Located just steps from Madison Avenue and one block from The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park, Grazie is the perfect place for lunch, dinner or a late afternoon snack. Opened in 1993, Grazie continues to charm the neighborhood with delicious Italian food served in a beautiful townhouse setting.
The next day, after our morning seminar and lunch, you will have the option to meet in a private consultation with tangible asset experts or participate in an arranged tour of top galleries, including the Mallett Antique Showroom. Mallett is one of the oldest established antique dealers in the world, specializing in the finest pieces of furniture and works of art primarily from the 18th century.
The afternoon and evening are free for you to enjoy New York City as you wish. We are happy to recommend activities for you, such as the guided gallery tours or our favorite museum exhibits and restaurants.
I look forward to showing you the best ways to diversify and profit from outstanding buys in fine art and rare tangible assets... connecting you to the world’s leading industry experts... and opening new doors for you in the city that never sleeps.
Here’s what’s included in this exclusive VIP event...
- Access to exclusive presentations from Chief Investment Strategist Alexander Green, Beyond the Dollar Editor Karim Rahemtulla and our leading art and rare tangible asset experts from around the world
- Lunch each day sponsored by Stanley Gibbons Ltd. and Asset Strategies International
- An intimate evening reception at Grazie
- A private guided tour of Mallett Antique Showroom and additional galleries
- All seminar materials
- Transportation to tours on day one
- A private after-hours tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- A behind-the-scenes tour of Sotheby’s.
Please note: Accommodations and transportation to New York City are not included for this event. We’ve worked hard to provide you a two-day VIP New York City experience at a rate you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else.
You can reserve your seat today for The Oxford Club’s Investing in Art & Rare Tangible Assets Seminar
for just $1,450. Of course, if you’re a Chairman’s Circle Member, you and your guest will enjoy enjoy a discounted rate of only $1,300.
Considering the top contacts, VIP tours, private New York meals and receptions, strategies and insight – and potential returns – you will experience, this rate is a bargain.
Now, I must highlight – seating for this event is very limited.
There’s no doubt in my mind that this event will sell out fast.
That’ why I urge you to reserve your seat now.
You can do so by simply clicking here
You can also contact Oxford Voyager Club Concierge Kiara Laughran by phone at 443.708.9411
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help you.
I promise that this will be one of the most memorable investment events you ever attend...
I look forward to seeing you in New York.
Julia C. Guth
CEO & Publisher, The Oxford Club