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Federica Bonacasa joins Pall Mall Art Advisers

Federica Bonacasa has joined Pall Mall Art Advisers as UK and European sales director. She joins from The Fine Art Fund Group where she head of the art advisory department for Italy and Switzerland. “I am delighted to be joining such an up-and-coming firm. Pall Mall Art Advisors has quickly …

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Art Insurance

AXA Art forms partnership with Collectrium

AXA Art will offer collection management company’s Collectrium services to its clients. The service will be rolled out over two years and then offered as a discount to clients. Collectrium will allow AXA Art’s clients to manage confidential art collection data, upload images and other information; and benchmark their collections …

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Art Finance

Falcon Fine Art closes landmark deal in Ireland

The art financing deal will allow a collector to keep artworks on their wall for the duration of the financing period – one of the first of its kind with an art financier outside the US or UK Falcon Fine Art, the specialist art financier, has closed a loan for …

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Art Finance

Art Capital Group – It is all about the asset

After 10 years at an investment bank structuring debt, Terence Doran was looking for a new challenge. A friend suggested joining Art Capital Group, a specialist art finance arranger and investor. “I was actually taken aback by the idea of art finance as an industry,’” says Doran. He was talked …

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Cadell+Co launches as regulated art trust adviser

Cadell+Co a new art advisory has launched. It is the first specialist art advisory firm to be regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The firm has been founded by Luke Dugdale, Richard Camber and Richard Bagnall Smith. Dugdale is head of wealth management, Camber partner responsible for expertise and …

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Opinion

Rosenberg & Co

Marianne Rosenberg was destined to have a gallery. Her great-grandfather, grandfather, great-uncle and father were all leading art dealers. The only surprise is that she became a lawyer first (where she specialised in asset and project finance). As well as launching a gallery, Marianne and her sister are also the …

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Opinion

The online gold art rush

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, the silicon chip maker, is now best known for his 1965 law. Moore’s law stated that the number of transistors in a circuit was doubling every year (in 1975 he changed it to every two years). His prediction has been accurate, partly because hardware …

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Find art finance: Art lenders and financiers

If you are looking to borrow against art you own, there have never been so many options. The following institutions all specialize in art lending and could help finance your collection. Actif-Art French art leasing company. Offers leases of between 13 months and 48 months. ArtAssure Founded by Asher Edelman, …

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Opinion

Bidder Beware

There has been a lot of discussion about auction guarantees. Some of the criticism is valid, but it is not a new problem. Guarantees may be unfair on buyers but the people who provide them generally understand the risks. The same is not always true for irrevocable bidders. The people …

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Good Title?

The American Land Title Association has – in its words – been “protecting the American dream since 1907”. The association launched 54 years after the Law Property Assurance and Trust Society, the first title insurance company, was formed in Pennsylvania in 1853. Nearly all US real estate transactions involve title …

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