We are pleased to announce that the two Founders of RPM Group Limited client, Chrome Strategies Management (CSM), will be traveling to South Africa shortly to take part in both the HAGI™ Value in the Classic Car Market Conference (VCCM), and the 2nd Annual Concours South Africa being held in parallel at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City. Both events will run from August 3rd through the 6th of 2017.
Mr. M. Peter Neumann, Co-Founder & CEO, will attend and Mr. Steve Linden, Co-Founder & CIO of CSM, will speak at the request of the HAGI™ VCCM Conference organizers. Steve will be presenting his views on the topic of “Collector Car Funds: An Investment Approach” and the Chrome team is looking forward to speaking and participating in these two events as the firm has recently launched a new Trust & Estate/Wealth Advisory service, in addition to its core private equity portfolio strategies within the growing asset class of collectible motorcars.
With the worldwide rise in hammer prices at top auction houses for outstanding examples, coupled with the compelling store of value, currency hedge, portfolio diversification and returns that vintage & collector cars can provide, the Founders are excited about engaging with an audience of thought leaders comprised of industry experts, collectors, and investors in this growing region.
“Classic & collector cars continue to experience exciting growth as an alternative asset class” stated Robert P. Minnick, CEO of RPM Group Limited, Mr. Minnick further added, “RPM Group is pleased to see our client Chrome Strategies Management now operating globally and we continue to work with them towards equally large industry and strategic opportunities.”
Additionally, with current trends of a weaker Rand in South Africa and growing allocations of offshore capital to tangible, hard asset based investments, plus the continuing interest in motorcars as an asset class, the timing of these two events is unique for South Africa. Add in the quality of the HAGI™ VCCM Conference speaker rooster across the financial and collector car verticals, plus corporate sponsors / speakers: Ned Bank CIB & Private Wealth Groups, Knight Frank and TCF SA; should all provide for the continued success of these two events.
Chrome Strategies Management
Chrome Strategies Management, based in Stamford, Connecticut, is a boutique advisory firm and private equity investment management company, one focused exclusively on a long and short term portfolio of vintage & collector cars. The firm was founded by Mr. M. Peter Neumann and Mr. Steve Linden in 2015, and was formed to provide HNW investors and Family Offices with advisory services and to enable investment access to the burgeoning alternative asset class of vintage & collector motorcars. For more information on CSM please click here.
RPM Group Limited
RPM Group Limited was founded in 2009 as a boutique advisory and management consultancy firm using its unparalleled knowledge of the automotive industry to offer highly specialized consulting services to auto enthusiast related businesses. RPM Group Ltd. is recognized as a leading consultancy firm for business advisory, strategic business development, management consultancy, sales & marketing, project management, M&A advisory and capital introduction services to the industry. For more information on RPM Group Ltd. please click here.
HAGI™ & VCCM Conferences
Historic Automobile Group International (HAGI™) is an independent investment research firm with expertise in the rare classic motorcar sector and provides benchmarks to track this alternative asset class, using rigorous financial methodologies dating to 2007. The HAGI Index is published in Octane magazine and is referenced in: FT.com, WSJ and the Economist. HAGI’s conferences have been held since 2014 at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, The Centre for Private Equity & Entrepreneurship and now will have global exposure in South Africa. For more information on HAGI / VCCM please click here and here.
Exclusive to South Africa, Concours SA’s 2nd annual continent gathering concours event will bring together the finest classic, luxury and sports cars from pre-war vintage to the modern era. This year will feature the Ferrari marque and it’s recent 70th anniversary. Concours entrants are judged on the quality of presentation, historical accuracy, technical merit and style—and the best garner reward and recognition. This Concours d’Elegance competition is limited to 150 vehicles and always attracts the entire country’s most significant car owners, collectors, investors and enthusiasts. For more information on Concours SA, please click here.
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