Investing With BWC
BWC Clients Purchases over 3-10 Years
Price accurate as of January 2013
Firstly it is important to make known with no uncertainty that Fine Wine Investment should always be considered for the medium to long-term. This is primarily because of the nature of the commodity and the fact that the market is predominantly retail based. Unlike the stock market where small bid/offer spreads apply, fine wines are traded with larger margins, and incur certain fixed costs. Therefore, an investment is almost always in a loss-making situation at its outset. If it were not for this factor then short-term gains would be available and the Fine Wines Market would soon become as volatile as modern day stock markets.
Traditionally, the cheapest way to buy and sell wine has been at auction although these establishments can represent a minefield for the novice investor, also the buyer does not receive an accompanying investment service. BWC Management & Consulting's aim is to make trading wine as easy as trading shares through a stockbroker whilst offering value for money over the term of the investment.
In an effort to remain as transparent as possible, we have detailed breakdowns of our charges and offer comparisons to traditional modes of wine investment. It is certainly important to note that there is no central index to dictate fine wine prices therefore prices will differ from broker to broker and auctions to auction dependant on competitiveness, service and inclusive features.
The wine investment market is currently unregulated and accordingly prices as well as practices vary across the spectrum of brokers, agents and merchants.
BWC wine investment policy is summarised as follows:
- BWC does not offer financial advice on investments and clients should consult their financial advisors should they need advice
- BWC does not offer tax advice , clients should seek information on tax from their financial advisor
- BWC can reliably inform clients of current and historical wine valuations and performance over time.
- BWC does not guarantee any future valuation or performance growth of a particular wine sold. Information can be provided on historical performance, Chateaux pedigree and key industry opinions.
NOTE: Due to the fact that the Fine Wine Investment Market is currently unregulated, there is no Code of Practise available to companies, nor ombudsman available for complaints and issues.