At Capital Alternatives, we can build you a portfolio based on rare and sought-after memorabilia.
Our experts know that the secret to harnessing investment potential is finding something in great demand which is in short supply. We are able to source rare and sought-after memorabilia and we can help you gain exposure to this attractive asset class.
In fact, we are so confident that investment in high quality, hand-picked memorabilia will prove rewarding, we provide you with a money-back guarantee on your investment.
Memorabilia Market Performance
According to Fraser’s (a division of Stanley Gibbons), the performance of autographs has proven to be extremely resilient. For example, the price of a signed (undedicated) photograph of Muhammad Ali has increased in value by 442.9% from 1997 to 2008. This is expected to increase even more significantly after his death.
In light of recent events, it’s no surprise that according to a recent poll undertaken by Fraser’s, Michael Jackson’s autographs proved to be among the top-selling items in June 2009.
But Fraser’s also compiles an index of autographs with values that show the average price movement of a number of sportsmen (the Fraser’s Rarities Index), artists and musicians such as Jim Clarke, George Harrison and Andy Warhol. Over the 10-year period from 1998 to 2008 this index grew from £95,905 to £306,500, an increase of over 250%.
At Capital Alternatives, we believe that restricted supply and burgeoning demand for authenticated items will continue to generate further rises in the valuations of such material. As a result, we think that high quality memorabilia now offers you an excellent investment opportunity.
Memorabilia – performance expectations
Unlike many forms of investment, memorabilia has an unlimited upside to its performance. In addition, tangible assets often perform relatively strongly during periods of weaker economic growth or recession.
Based on the Fraser’s Rarities Index, we would expect the memorabilia in which we invest to generate returns of more than 10% per annum at least which compares to an average increase in value of 25% per annum on the Fraser’s index.
The memorabilia we are offering combines rarity and robust market demand for artifacts and autographs from truly iconic people, many of whom are now deceased and have become even more highly revered than when they were alive.
So, whether you are a fan of a certain sport or a type of music, at Capital Alternatives we are completely impartial.