Greater Manchester You should know by now that property prices in Manchester city centre have exploded over the last few years. And it’s not just property: the city has been transformed, and is now one of the most vibrant and exciting places to live in the whole country. The city centre is still a strong place to invest in property now, but it also opens up opportunities in the surrounding areas. This is the same “ripple effect” (which we’ve covered on our Property Podcast) that we’ve seen in London in the past. After the last crash, prime London was the first to recover … Continue reading PROPERTY HOT SPOTS 2019


The 5 best watches to invest in: 1. Tudor Heritage Black Bay A new addition to the Heritage Black Bay family this diver’s watch in stainless steel draws its characteristic elements from Tudor’s history. Fitted with Tudor’s MT5602 self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system, with power reserve of 70 hours. What the expert says:  “Stick to the classic pieces that people will always want and you’ll have a watch that, 10 years down the line, will recoup the majority of your initial outlay. Tudor’s recent phoenix-from-the-ashes revival was spearheaded by the gorgeously but not slavishly retro-styled Black Bay.  Now it’s … Continue reading INVESTMENT WATCHES


What was the best luxury investment of 2018? Wrong, it was Whisky. “The stunning price growth of rare single malt whiskies shows that the appetite for new ‘alternative’ asset classes remains strong among high-net-worth investors,” said Andrew Shirley, editor of The Wealth Report and the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index. “However, we are seeing growth soften for some of the other asset classes in KFLII like classic cars that had been performing exceptionally strongly. This is partly down to a slowdown in activity by speculative investors and a return to a genuine collector-driven market. Despite this, the best examples in … Continue reading RARE WHISKY