Forget about the latest hand bag, do you have some fashion investments in your portfolio? This sector is predicted to grow to $2trillion… yes TRILLION by 2018. That is hugely impressive especially compared to tech ventures.

Ironically common 'retail therapy' provides a fairly poor return on investment once the immediate kick of owning the dress or suit or …. yes admittedly, shoes, has worn off. Once you walk out of that shop the value of your acquisition drops substantially.

Time to access the investment in your favourite brand, in a way that returns dividends. How many VC's are investing and how many of these are converting their investments into opportunities for our pension funds?

Or perhaps equity crowd funding can offer you some shares or convertible notes with your latest Chanel or Jimmy Choo or up-and-coming labels?