Art Market Monitor: Artemundi Winds-up First Fund

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Javier Lumbreras’s first Artemundi closed in April and the results are now being published by the fund. There’s a perennial debate about the viability of art funds. And Artemundi is one of the few firms to make it through the cycle and report results:

Artemundi Global Fund (“AGF”), the art fund managed by Artemundi Management Limited (“AML”) finished operations on April 31st 2015, after 5 successful years. We are closing the final payments to our investors. We use the services of Deloitte. The fund closed a total of $161,365,136 in transactions with an average purchase price of $800,572 and average sale of $973,406. AML had a total of 211M of AUM over the life of the fund, that is not to be confused with the dollar amount of art transactions.

The fund managed a diversified portfolio with emphasis in Old masters, impressionist/modern, and post war. To mention a few Alexander Calder, Wassily Kandinsky, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Willem de Kooning, Diego Rivera, Henry Moore, Rufino Tamayo, Robert Motherwell, Vik Muniz, Georges Braque or Francisco Goya.We had a small portion of contemporary works because we believe that although they can be very profitable, they are also very volatile (high risk).

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