Ultra-Wealthy Invest $1.1bn in Tycoon’s Jewelry Fund

Ultra-Wealthy Invest $1.1bn in Tycoon's Jewelry Fund

Hong Kong billionaire Calvin Lo has launched a jewelry investment for the ultra-rich to take financial refuge in pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and Bulgari.

The insurance tycoon has already attracted $1.1bn from a group of 42 high net worth individuals, mostly from Hong Kong.

Lo, aged 46, who is reckoned to have a $1.7bn fortune, is head of RE Lee International, specializing in complex life insurance arrangements for the ultra-wealthy.

He set up the Legacy Jewelry Fund to buy high-end collectible jewelry as an investment vehicle.

In an interview with Nikkei Asia he indicated the collection so far included diamond necklaces and bracelets with price tags of over $20m.

But he declined to give further details or to predict what return his investors would receive.

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