About Wine Investment Partners

Wine Investment Partners was established as the first fine wine investment fund operating in Central and Eastern Europe. The company is focused on the joint investment aiming to achieve significant annual growth over the long term, through the ownership and trading of fine wine. Wine Investment Partners was founded in 2014 by four partners with an excellent combined employment background in investment markets and analysis, and a strong history in wine investment combining financial discipline with industry knowledge.

Through strong contacts with top wine merchants in Bordeaux region, Wine Investment Partners has excellent execution capability, enabling it to source stock at very competitive prices especially thanks to purchasing En primeur.

The investment portfolio is compiled by carefully selected classified grands crus and En primeur wines with the objective to balance profitability and stability of the assets. The investment services are offered mainly to qualified private investors.

WIP is valued and administered by independent third parties. It is licensed by Czech National Bank. Supervision with the depositary function is provided by  UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., administrator is AMISTA investment company, a.s., records of booked investors investment shares are led by RSJ a.s., the internal auditor is Compllex, Ltd., and statutory auditor is TPA Horwath Audit s.r.o.

 

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Zlatko Míčka

PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND STATUTORY DIRECTOR

Owner and executive of the company Merlot d'Or Ltd., which imports on the Czech market prestige wines mainly from France. As a Portfolio Manager he is focusing on purchase for direct sale and in the capital stock, choice of allocations En Primeur and investment consulting. Regularly publishes ranking of wines En Primeur in Bordeaux for Union GCC. Annually organizes Audienci Grand Crue Classé, the biggest degustation of the Grand Crue Classe wines from Bordeaux in the Central Europe. Zlatko Mička is a member of board of Sommeliers Association of the Czech republic, director of Sommelier Club de Bourgogne. He is member of Commanderie du Bontemps Médoc et Graves Bordeaux and others.

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Lenka Fernandes

PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION BOARD

She has devoted herself to investment opportunities on the world markets with investment wines since 2002. She is founder of the most visited international internet portal Fine Wine Investment Community with the focus on the investment wines themes.

As a Portfolio Manager she specializes on analytical activity, evaluation of purchase expediency and sales of investment wines. Analysis of the Portfolio Wine Investments Partner values  development is published under her competence.

Lenka Fernandess experience includes trading with investment wines in the name of the company Merlot d'Or Ltd and its private clients, purchase and selling of the investment wines through international business partners. She is member of Sommelier Association of the Czech republic.

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Marek Hofta

RISK MANAGER AND CHAIRMAN OF ADMINISTRATION BOARD

During the years 1997 - 2009 worked as a Vice Board of Directors in the company Agropol Group, having the responsibility for investments management, acquisitions, merger within the holding, assets and commitment management, or creation of financial and investment holding plan with and annual turnover more than 12 billion czk. Marek Hoft got impressed by the world of investment wines with its long-standing history and long-term reported results.

Through Wine Investment Partners he aims to bring opportunity for investors from Czech republic to assess the finances within the investments into first-class wines through investment fond the way that is possible in the advanced European and American markets.

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