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WMG's XJ220 seen here at the Rolls Royce plant and global HQ at Goodwood in the UK. 👍

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The well attended Ferrari 70th anniversary sale in Maranello on the whole showed the collectable car market is firing on all [12] cylinders as sales at RM Sotheby's sun drenched Saturday auction tipped the scales at €59,567,570, despite higher than normal commission premiums.

Highlights
- 42 cars entered, 36 sold 86% sell through rate
- 47% exceeed the low estimate
- 25% exceeded the high estimate
- Average year sold 1982
- Peak sale La Ferrari Aperta €8.3m - charity auction
- Special 488 Spider sold for 3 times its low estimate at €960k
- Alloy bodied Daytona (unrestored) €1.8m
- 400i once owned by Keith Richards sold for €345k!!

Interestingly, a LWB California with a chequered history hammered at €7m, under its €7.5 to 9.0m estimate which isn't too surprising, but a 250 SWB Competizione not attracting a meaningful bid is a bit more telling of what's "en-vogue" right now. The market is looking at a 3 decade spread for value now and the rising tide is lifting all boats in the 80's, 90's and 00's category, telling us its hard to find value in cars that may have reached the top of the "J" curve effect.
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The WMG Team

Mehmet Dalman

Founder and Chairman

Mehmet is the Chairman and founder of WMG. He is Chairman of HR Owen and Cardiff City Football Club. Previously, he was Chairman of ENRC, a FTSE 100 mining company.

Prior to establishing WMG, Mehmet was Head of Investment Banking and a Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. He was also a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Deutsche Börse AG. Prior to joining Commerzbank, Mehmet was Managing Director of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Capital Markets and Head of Japanese Equities and Equity Derivatives for Asia Pacific. He has also held senior positions at Credit Lyonnais Securities and Nikko Securities Europe.

Pieter van Leuven

Chief Executive Officer

Pieter joined WMG at its founding stage in 2005 and has managed the creation of numerous projects and investment funds for the firm. Prior to joining WMG, Pieter was an investment banker with Dresdner Kleinwort and Wasserstein Perella, where he advised on M&A and capital markets financing transactions.

Pieter has a degree in financial economic management from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Jeffrey Dalman

Jeffrey joined WMG in 2012, focusing on real estate and alternative investments, both in the UK and internationally. In doing so, Jeffrey has gained detailed knowledge of conducting research, performing investment appraisals and developing financial models. Driven by his passion for classic and high performance cars, coupled with his involvement in this alternative asset class, Jeffrey also has considerable experience in the buying, managing and selling of collectable cars. Jeffrey holds a BSc (Hons) in Management from Royal Holloway University of London as well as an MSc in Asia Pacific Business from the University of London.

Russell Jones

Fund Management

Russell is responsible for credit analysis and leads WMG’s research efforts. Previously, he was a Director at RBC Capital Markets where he worked as an analyst and trader. He spent most of his 11 years there as an analyst on the Multi Strategy Proprietary Global Credit Portfolio looking at a variety of fixed income credit products across all areas of the credit spectrum. Russell was an integral part of the trading desk and worked closely with senior management on a host of topics and issues.

He previously worked as a credit analyst at Bank of America. Prior to his career in capital markets, Russell worked as a chartered accountant for 7 years after qualifying in 1994.

Brian Kelly

Fund Management

Brian is responsible for trading and risk management for all liquid products at WMG. Previously, Brian ran Convertible Bond Trading at Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital, in both Hong Kong and subsequently London.

He ran the Convertible Bonds Sales and Trading desk at Commerzbank for 4 years and was one of the founders of WMG back in 2004, returning in September 2014.

Richard Hawken

Portfolio Manager

Richard Hawken is a Portfolio Manager joining WMG from an investment banking and automotive motorsport background. Richard spent 19 years on the trading floor as a Pan European Equity Salesperson, including working alongside WMG founder Mehmet Dalman at Commerzbank. During that time, Richard assisted and advised Mehmet on his personal classic and exotic car collection. Richard also races professionally claiming 3 championship titles in European Touring Car and GT championships. In 2015 he raced as a manufacturer driver for Infiniti in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Richard holds a current FIA/MSA International level racing licence and has been collecting classic cars himself since the mid-1990’s.

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