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Monday 11, June 2012 by Robin Amlôt

Here be treasure!

Less than a fifth of ‘treasure assets’ are held for financial reasons, says Barclays. Only 19% of treasure assets - which include items such as precious jewellery, fine art, antique furniture, classic automobiles and precious metals - are held for financial motivations , according to the latest report in the Wealth Insights series from Barclays. However, Middle East respondents report that 41% of their treasure assets held for financial motivations, ranking them highly compared with the US, Europe and Asia at 9%, 11% and 34% respectively.