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Art funds vs Sewers

It has become fashionable to knock art funds. Critics point to the many funds that have failed to launch; the structural reasons why art is a bad asset class; and argue that the art funds are overhyped. The first argument forgets that very few hedge funds make it to launch. …

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Market ripe for art investments – Massimiliano Subba

The art market will remain solid in 2015, with no signs of a bubble forming, let alone bursting, according to Massimiliano Subba, managing director of Anthea Art Investments and creator of the Anthea Contemporary Art Investment Fund. He says the vitality of the market is also due to the influx …

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Investing in an art fund is different to buying art for yourself

An key point to understand when considering investing in art is that buying art to put on your wall is very different from investing in an art fund. True, many funds will give you access to the work held by the fund – some may even allow you to put …

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Artfonds 21 – A very different art fund

At first glance, Artfonds 21 looks like a very formal art fund. Based in Frankfurt, Artfonds 21 AG is a German stock corporation, which works with Artfonds 21 Künstler GbR. Its founders – Rik Reinking, an art historian and curator, and Dr Martin Bouchon, a German capital markets lawyer – …

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Does investing in art funds make sense?

The logic behind art funds really relies on three simple facts: first, good quality art (usually) goes up in value; second, the art market is inefficient, so experts should be able to find opportunities; third, because the art market is separate to other markets, it offers investors some diversity. All …

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Art fund backgrounder: Three key examples of art funds

Journalists are pretty predictable and in any article on art funds you can be pretty sure they will mention one of three funds – either Andre Level’s The Peau de l’Ours or Bearskin Art Club, The British Rail Pension Fund’s experiment in art and Phillip Hoffman’s Fine Art Fund. To …

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Art funds: an inside view from Artemundi

The art fund industry is developing with trepidation, Paloma Evoli, who analyses the global art market for the Artemundi Global Fund, is convinced of their efficiency in portfolio diversification, asset protection and financial long-term solvency. “The financial academia but mostly experience has provided us with the tools needed to prove …

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Buying and selling art needs a strategic approach

When selling an item from your art collection, it is wise to adapt your approach depending on whether the piece is Contemporary or an Old Master. That is the view of a spokesperson for art investment and advisory house The Fine Art Fund Group. “Contemporary works could be deemed more …

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Berenberg cancels art fund, moves art advisory in-house

Helge Achenbach and Dr Stefan Horsthemke are leaving Berenberg Art Advice as Berenberg moves art advisory back into the bank. It has also cancelled its planned art fund. “The significance of art as an asset category will continue to increase. We wish to create a high quality advisory and service …

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