Assess their risks, liquidity, returns, and timeframes
Minimum investment levels start at $35,000 for the Premier Cru tier and go up to £1 million for the Black Tier.
Investing with Vint carries inherent risks, including market volatility and economic fluctuations that can impact the value of wine and spirits collections. The lack of a secondary market further increases risk by limiting early exit opportunities for investors.
Investing with Cult Wine Investment involves market risks, potential fluctuations in wine prices, and variable liquidity, which could impact the value and sale of the assets.
Vint currently does not offer a secondary market for the trading of interests in its wine and spirits collections, which means that investors generally lack immediate liquidity options.
Cult Wine Investment allows for portfolio liquidation, typically within 8 to 12 weeks, through sales to global trade, collectors, and consumers.
Vint has achieved a net annualized return of 28.7%, calculated from realized exits of its investment offerings, reflecting the aggregate average performance of the platform's assets under management.
Cult Wine Investment has achieved a compound annual growth rate of 8% since 2009.
Vint's investment time horizon for its collections spans 1 to 3 years on average.
Cult Wine Investment advises a 3-5 year minimum investment term, ideally extending to 5-10 years for optimal results.
Investment opportunities with Vint are open to accredited investors, who must satisfy certain SEC-mandated financial criteria.
Cult Wine Investment accepts investors worldwide with no geographic restrictions. Minimum age requirement: 18 or legal drinking age in your country.
The wine and spirits market experiences volatility, which can lead to rapid changes in the value of Vint's collections.
Fine wine values can fluctuate due to various factors, resulting in lower volatility compared to traditional markets, yet still subject to changes in market conditions.
Vint adheres to SEC regulations by providing offering circulars for public investment and undergoes regular audits to maintain financial transparency and regulatory compliance.
Wine investment is not regulated by financial authorities such as the Financial Conduct Authority or the Securities Commission.
Vint's investment assets are professionally stored and fully insured, with a strategic focus on location, primarily in the UK and additional facilities in the US, to align with potential sale markets.
Cult Wine Investment's stored wines are fully insured against physical loss or damage, kept in a secure facility near London.
Vint does not issue regular dividends; returns are generated from the sale of assets at a gain.
Vint applies a transaction fee of 2.85% on both the purchase and sale of wine shares, encompassing costs for acquisition, storage, insurance, and selling. Additionally, there is a spread fee of 1.5% applied to the transactions of wine shares.
Cult Wine Investment charges an annual fee based on the investment tier, with the Premier Cru tier at 2.75%, Grand Cru at 2.50%, Cult Cru at 2.25%, and Black Tier at 2%. Fees are divided into monthly payments calculated from the portfolio's end-of-month value, rather than an annual lump sum.
After a collection sale, Vint issues pro-rata proceeds to shareholders and provides a 1099-DIV for tax reporting, prioritizing the settlement of any liabilities first.
Cult Wine Investment assists with tax documentation upon request or through a Relationship Manager for higher-tier investors.