Archive for October, 2013

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Tuesday 29th October

    October 29th, 2013

    A weekly round-up of news in the alternative investment sector.
    London Bitcoin exchange opens for business
    A new Bitcoin exchange is opening for business in London this week. Coinfloor is accepting user registrations from today ahead of trading. which will start on Tuesday 5th November.

    Coinfloor was founded by Mark Lamb and Amadeo Pellice, who aim to provide a “trustuworthy exchange” for traders by using electronic anti-money laundering measures and “know your customer” procedures. They are also in communication with the Financial COnduct…

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Tuesday 22nd October

    October 22nd, 2013

    A weekly round-up of news in the alternative investment sector.

    Should foreign farmland investment be allowed in New Zealand?

    A Chinese conglomerate has signalled a takeover of Canterbury dairy farmer group Synlait Farms. Shanghai Pengxin Group made an offer of $85.7m, of $2.10 per share, to Synlait, a South Island company which operates 13 dairy farms and a total of nearly 13,000 cows.

    The move follows a similar bid from Shanghai Pengxin of just over $200m for 16 Crafar farms in the North Island.  The offer has sparked a debate among…

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Tuesday 8th October

    October 7th, 2013

    A weekly round-up of news in the alternative investment sector.

    Palladium: the next big precious metal?

    Palladium may be the next big precious metal for alternative investors, according to experts.

    Precious metals are an increasingly popular asset for investors looking to preserve their wealth or generate a strong return away from the impact of the wider economic climate. Palladium, though, is more stable than many, according to Wall Street Selector, who highlight its role in the industrial sector.

    Indeed, gold’s values have risen a…

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Tuesday 1st October

    October 1st, 2013

    A weekly round-up of news in the alternative investment sector.

     

    Classic cars are decade’s best performing asset

    Classic cars are racing ahead of the alternative investment pack, according to Knight Frank.

    Over the last 10 years, the most valuable cars have seen their worth soar by 430 per cent, outstripping returns from all other luxury assets, including wine, coins, stamps and property.

    The figures come from Knight Frank’s Luxury Investment Index, which tracks the values of nine collectable assets: wine, watches, Chin…