For the wealthy, collectibles like cars, art and jewelry are not only enjoyable, they can also be good investments.
But people around the world collect in different ways. According to a new report from Barclays and Ledbury Research, wealthy people who live in volatile or developing economies tend to put more of their holdings in collectibles, or “treasure assets.”
The report also found that the proportion of wealthy people who own treasure assets has increased in the past five years.
Jewelry is by far the most popular collectible, followed by art and antique furniture. And cars are by far the most expensive collectible, with just 19% of the people surveyed saying they actually collected them.
The map below shows the percentage of wealth held in “treasure assets” in major countries, as well as the top three collectibles. The United Arab Emirates tops the list, and China had the highest percentage in Asia.
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Photo: Ledbury Research
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