LEADING THE FIELD IN ART INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

ABOUT ART AS AN ASSET

Art has been mostly known as a valuable asset for its long-term appreciation and estate planning advantages. But there are others: portability, low maintenance costs, and the intellectual, emotional and social prestige components that no other investments have. For example, the lack of regulation in the art market presents arbitrage opportunities and its global nature offers different currencies in which to operate. One of its most commonly alleged disadvantages -its lack of liquidity- is (together with the uniqueness of each picture), commensurate and necessary to the maintenance of its value in the vast majority of cases. To illustrate, albeit comparatively, how the lack of liquidity may be a positive aspect rather than a negative one, art has been historically “armored” against collective panic affecting the stock markets.

THE GROUP’S PAST PERFORMANCE:

Accumulated Assets Under Management

$211 million USCy

Book Value (initial)


$500 per share USCy

Book Value (final)


$983.55 USCy per share

  • GROSS RETURN96%

  • NET RETURN85%

  • AVERAGE NET ANNUAL RETURN17%

PUBLICATIONS

November 5, 2015

Auction Guarantees: All Animals Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others

Auction guarantees are back in full swing. The guarantee figures are as follows[1]: $2.1 USD worth of art for sale at Sotheby’s and its archrival where […]
November 2, 2015

Party-Driven Art Fairs And Ego In The Art Market

Recently, Benjamin Genocchio published a note entitled 25 Ways to Change the Art World (For the Better).[1] Despite its humorous tone, this publication was a hard-hitting […]
October 14, 2015

Has the Art Market Entered a Bubble?

As the global economy continues to recover from the crisis of 2008, no sector has rebounded faster than art. With each new auction season, headlines trumpet […]

“Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.”
Georges Braque, 1957

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