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F. Scott Fitzgerald famously observed that the very rich “are different from you and me.” To which Ernest Hemingway is said to have responded, “Yes, they have more money.” A second rejoinder might be that the ultra-high-net-worth types can afford more desirable investments. Coutts, a British private bank and wealth management firm has compiled an index of “passion investments,” made up of posh stuff – vintage cars, fine art, classic Rolex watches and luxurious homes – which have together outpaced the growth in value of global stock markets since 2005.

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