As part of our service to offer a complete spectrum of investment opportunities designed to provide the very best of returns whilst protecting our clients’ capital, our highly trained Advisors are encouraged and supported by our connections in the investment community.
Some areas of investment in this sector do indeed involve a greater level of risk in exchange for potential greater reward. However Ingenium can also introduce private sale opportunities in rare string instruments and fine art which are proven to be low risk and robust medium to long term investments for the high net worth.
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Having established trusted long term relationships with some of the world’s leading private equity ﬁrms, we are often able to gain access for our clients into select private equity investments through direct deals and select private equity funds, but only after these opportunities have been thoroughly evaluated and passed our strict criteria in order to be approved by our product experts.
Leveraging our connections as well as our extensive access to leading research and analysis we are often invited to take part in fund raising for pre-initial public offering (IPO) shares. These opportunities are usually reserved for connected parties and the investment banks leading the listing process, but occasionally are made some of the world’s leading private equity ﬁrms, we order to broaden the shareholder base before listing.
Similar to both private equity and pre-ipo investment opportunities, from time to time our research generates very early stage opportunities available for investment which meet our strict criteria for risk and reward. We only offer such opportunities as part of our overall assessment of our clients’ individual risk proﬁle so are not generally available to all of our clients. Once we take a position in angel investment opportunities we stay the course as it processes through subsequent private equity fund raising stages and onwards through the pre-ipo structuring and offering and to the eventual listing of the company on a public stock exchange.
We are highly experienced in advising on and introducing high net worth clients to the private sale global network for the purchase and sale of rare violins.
The designation “rare violins” refers to violins made between the 16th and 19th century. Famous and valuable rare violins from the so-called Golden Age of violin making, especially those made by Italian master luthiers such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù and other top-tier master luthiers, are some of the most sought-after violins by both collectors and performers.
The past few years have seen phenomenal growth for second and third-tier makers in the stringed instrument market. 2016 in particular has brought surges in demand for instruments in the $100,000-500,000 range. As most of the famous 17th and 18th century Italian makers have now exceeded this price range, new attention and interest is been given to makers like Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Nicolo Gagliano, Giuseppe Rocca, Tommaso Balestrieri, Lorenzo Storioni and Giovanni Francesco Pressenda. Investors who take a long view and are interested in steady growth can find great opportunities in this segment of the violin market.
Our retained expert has been entrusted as a musician and expert with rare violins with an accumulated worth close to 500 million dollars. He’s played and evaluated about 6-7% of the Stradivarius in existence focusing on those usable for professional concert playing. Considering that out of about 600 Stradivarius in existence, only less than a tenth are truly usable for professional concert playing. He has personally inspected nearly 50% of concert worthy Stradivarius. He is responsible for the selection of instruments and management of relationships with sellers.
Investments in this area have proven to avoid being connected to the volatility of the financial markets and are private in their nature.
The best examples of the most collectable instruments never reach public auction.
They may form part of a family office portfolio, a private collection or art foundation’s asset base.