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Fair re-valuation of wine as an investment

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  • BOCART, Fabian

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    (Université catholique de Louvain, ISBA, Belgium)

  • HAFNER, Christian

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    (Université catholique de Louvain, CORE & ISBA, Belgium)

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The prices of wine is a key topic for market participants interested in valuing their stock, including dealers, restaurants or consumers who may be interested in optimizing their purchases. As a closely related issue, re-valuation is the need to regularly update the value of a stock. This need is especially met by fund managers in the growing industry of wine as an investment. In this case, fair-value measurement is compulsory by law. We briefly review methods available to funds and introduce a new quantitative method aimed at meeting IFRS 13 compliance for fair valuation. Using auction data, we apply our method to compute current fair value of a basket of wines.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2013025.

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Keywords: IFRS13; hedonic regression; repeated sales; wine investment;

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