More and more institutions, individuals and corporations are turning to an ever growing asset class - emotional assets and collectables. These include art, wine, coins, stamps and jewellery. There's now a convergence between the worlds of collecting and investing and this convergence is having, and will continue to have, a dramatic impact on the price and value of a broad range of emotional assets.This book takes an investment approach to the analysis of emotional assets and collectables. Considering why collectables should be considered as a stand-alone asset class and why investing institutions private banks, pension funds will need to pay more attention to this asset in the future. Bringing together a key author and trainer in this area, together with sector experts, this book will show you the essentials to building a diversified portfolio of emotional assets along with investing tips and guidelines on 15 individual sectors of the collectables market. The final section of the book will advise you on pragmatics such as insurance, restoration, valuation models, import and export issues and handling and storage. There is no other book on the market that addresses this topic quite like this one.