Announcing Touchinvest, Empowering A New Generation Of Collectors & Alternative Investors

New platform offers content, community and experiences for collectors and investors whose portfolios reflect their personal passions

Apr 10, 2013, 22:08 ET from Touchinvest

NEW YORK, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Touchinvest, LLC, today officially launched a new service providing provocative content, community and experiences for new and active investors in real assets, such as art, wine, collectible cars, watches, horses and gems.

Touchinvest is designed to bring innovation and perspective to existing collectors and the growing numbers of investors whose wealth strategies extend beyond equities, bonds, and property. According to McKinsey, investment in alternative assets has more than doubled between 2005 and 2012 to more than $6.5 trillion, far outstripping growth in traditional asset classes.

Investment in the asset classes covered by Touchinvest are a critical component of the emerging alternative investment landscape. But Touchinvest also recognizes that investment in real assets and investment-grade collectibles can be complicated by imperfect information, and swayed by personal passion and status-seeking.

Touchinvest's New York based leadership team reflects its unique mission, including executives from the worlds of wealth management, research, art and auctions, media and design. Four of the founding team members are former colleagues from successful expert network company Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (GLG).  They are joined by Roxanna Zarnegar who comes to Touchinvest after six years at Christie's, where she was most recently Chief Operating Officer and SVP, Americas. Roxanna also has extensive experience in the creation of world-class event, including three years as Chief of Operations, Global Sport Events at DB Schenker.

"What initially drew me to Touchinvest was that it was about, for, and in the spirit of the collector. It is an invite-only platform to share and renew your passion in collecting. It is also objective which is important and rare," said Zarnegar.

In addition to being an invite-only platform, Touchinvest will issue research products on a subscription basis starting in May 2013 for those who wish to unlock deeper discovery of their collecting interests or explore new territory.

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About Touchinvest

Touchinvest enables communities of collectors, investors and enthusiasts to pursue and share their passion for rare assets of beauty and desire . We address 6 categories that help shape the lives and spirit of our members while enhancing their wealth portfolios.

We're a collective of individuals with deep experience in financial markets, business, art and events. Infused, we've developed a unique platform to share chronicles, perspectives and experiences which support collecting, investing and shaping our future.  We provide products and services to the markets for treasures and investment-grade collectibles including; art, cars, coins, gems, horses, watches and wine.

We believe in the integrity of our content.  Through our crafted events we connect our members to other globally minded, eccentric, influencers. You decide where and how to invest. Touchinvest connects.

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