The United States’ most recognized appraisal expert, Allan Baitcher, was recently the keynote speaker at an Aon Insurance corporate meeting. At the conference, Mr. Baitcher spoke to wealth management experts about a bank of portfolio strategies, including how wealth managers can provide assistance to clients with artwork or collectibles.
Mr. Baitcher encouraged Aon Insurance’s wealth management experts to maintain current appraisals, as well as to keep their clients’ insured valuables as part of a photographic inventory. “Specifically, items having a value of over $5,000 should be individually appraised and updated on a regular basis,” Mr. Baitcher encouraged. Since market trends are on the rise for antiques, art, and collectibles, annual appraisals should be conducted, and regular updates to appraisals should also be performed.
At the conference, Mr. Baitcher explained to wealth managers the importance of keeping their clients’ collectibles and valuable personal property in a wealth management portfolio rather than leaving those items as stagnant assets.
About Allan Baitcher
With over thirty years of experience as a professional appraiser, Allan Baitcher has gained national and global recognition as a valuable member of the appraisal field. In addition, Mr. Baitcher is one of the United States’ leading experts in personal property documentation and insurance.
As a world leading auctioneer, Mr. Baitcher looks forward to hosting the Share Our Strength auction at the Georgia Aquarium on May 8, 2014. The annual event features culinary creations from nationwide chefs. Share Our Strength has raised millions of dollars globally in an effort to provide food for the needy and end childhood hunger. Mr. Baitcher has hosted this event for the past ten years, and is proud to contribute to the fight to end childhood hunger.
Mr. Baitcher will also chair the live auction at the Lake Lanier Pirate Poker Run July 17-20, 2014. Truly an incredible event for an extremely worthy cause, proceeds from the poker run and live auction will benefit children in need. One of the preeminent poker runs in the South, the Lake Lanier Pirate Poker Run is attended by people from all over the United States.