Andrew Shirley

Fine wine overtakes classic cars as number one investment of passion

‘Investments of passion,’ those objects of desire that are nice to own but will also hopefully rise in value. When I’m editing The Wealth Report, Knight Frank’s annual publication examining wealth distribution, the threats and opportunities for wealth creators, prime property markets and commercial real estate investments, ‘investments of passion’ is the section I most

UK farmland: will the fields still be gold after Brexit?

I first started tracking the farmland market in the UK at the turn of the century when I joined Farmers Weekly magazine as its property editor. Back then decent farmland was priced at around £2,500 an acre. Fast forward to the present day and land routinely changes hands for more than £10,000 an acre. According