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Liv-Ex | Fine Wine Index

 

Founded in 1999, the London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex) runs an internet and telephone based information, trading and settlement platform for merchants and investors. Including more than 270 merchants, negociants and traders worldwide, Liv-ex has been crucial in increasing transparency and liquidity in the fine wine investment market. Liv-ex also publishes a set of crucial indices useful for measuring price developments for the fine wine market.

 

Trading

As a global exchange platform, Liv-ex has over 400 members in 33 countries. The exchange is regulated by the membership committee, which is made up of elected members of the trade and Liv-ex management. The committee sets and enforces the exchange's rules. Every trade on liv-ex is governed by a pre-agreed trading contract and buyers are underwritten by credit insurance.

The backbone of the fine wine market remains Bordeaux, and Liv-ex reflects this with highest volume of trade dedicated to these wines, though the proportion has slipped to 86% in recent years, reflecting the diversifying market and growth in other French investment wine regions such as Burgundy, Champagne and Rhone, as well as Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese and New World wines.

 

Data

From more than 3 million lines of current and historic data, Liv-ex regularly publishes weekly and monthly market updates which are useful to understanding the state of the market as well as a set of important indices tracking the movement of price points for the most important investment grade fine wines, the most important of which are highlighted in the table below.

Index

Tracking

Published

Market Identifiers

Liv-ex Fine Wine 50

The 10 most recent vintages of the Bordeaux First-Growths (the most heavily traded commodities on the exchange)

Daily

Bloomberg: LIVXFW50

Thomson Reuters: LIVFW50

Liv-ex Fine Wine 100

The 100 most sought-after wines (95+ RPJ points) on the exchange. The industry benchmark.

Monthly

Bloomberg: LIVX100

Thomson Reuters: LIVF100

Liv-ex Fine Wine Investables

200 wines from the 24 top Bordeaux chateaux, aiming to mirror a typical investment portfolio

Monthly

Bloomberg: LIVXFWIN

Thomson Reuters: LIVFWIN

Liv-ex Bordeaux 500

Price movements of leading 500 Bordeaux wines with 6 sub-components detailing movements within regions and classifications.

Monthly

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