Wine Advisers



Advice type

Alternative investments

Family offices

Private office

Client Types

High-profile clients


Institutional clients

Wealth managers

Sector Focus

Alcoholic Beverages

Geographical Focus

Hong Kong


Customer Type

Wine adviser

Matthew O'Connell

Spear's Review

Bordeaux Index has a ‘passion for changing the way that fine wine and spirits are traded across the globe’.

It serves the full spectrum of collectors, from those who just want to enjoy their wine cellar, all the way through to people who view wine and whisky as an alternative investment asset. ‘And of course, there are those in between,’ says O’Connell. ‘Some people want to have a very firm eye on the value, but also hope to enjoy some or all of the bottles in the future.’

Adviser Profile

Matthew O'Connell spent over a decade at Goldman Sachs' investment banking division until the opportunity came up to do something that combined his expertise in finance with his passion for wine, joining Bordeaux Index in 2018. Since that time, as the company's Head of Investment, he has driven a significant expansion in Bordeaux Index's work with UHNW's, Family Offices and other Institutional-type investors. O'Connell is also CEO of LiveTrade, driving the wine trading platform's global growth and expansion with the platform winning Trading Platform of the Year in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Drinks Business awards. O'Connell is viewed as one of the most prominent media commentators on the fine wine market worldwide.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2023, Wine Advisers

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