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Art-backed financing grows in sophistication

Forget Brexit and market jitters, art-backed financing has a strong year ahead. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art, explains. Deloitte/ArtTactic’s 2017 art market survey reported that political and economic uncertainty is the biggest risk to the art market in 2018. Really? While no market is completely …

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Falcon Fine Art Complete deal in Belgium

Falcon Fine Art has completed a deal with a collector in Belgium. The Belgian collector chose to leverage artworks that were already in storage, between exhibitions, demonstrating the role art financing can play in monetizing an asset that, without a sale, would otherwise provide little short-term value. The deal leverages …

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Falcon Fine Art add new Business Development Manager

Guy Vaissière former Sotheby’s business director has joined Falcon Fine Art as a Business Development Manager. The new appointment has been made to drive continued growth and build brand presence. Guy will be responsible for maintaining existing client relationships, driving growth and building brand presence. Before Vatissière joined Falcon Fine …

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The dealers at Masterpiece – an interview with Steven Beale, Trinity House and Dario Mottola, Scultura Italiana

Masterpiece is arguably the biggest date in the UK art lover’s diary. Of course, the 2016 fair coincided with another key date, occurring in the direct aftermath of Britain’s historic “Leave” vote in the EU referendum. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art, takes the temperature at …

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The financier at Masterpiece – an interview with Tim Hunter, Falcon Fine Art

While Masterpiece is the dealer’s domain, it attracts a whole host of fascinating and important players. Certainly, art financiers play a crucial role – pumping liquidity into the art market, and facilitating purchases across the industry. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art – a co-partner of …

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Falcon Fine Art appoints Sharon Grob to manage business development

Luxury asset expert Sharon Grob has joined Falcon Fine Art as business development manager and will be tasked with the further growth of the company. She will be involved in leveraging relationships with family offices, private banks and wealth managers to encourage the use of art financing. Grob will also …

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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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To buy, or not to buy – and what are the questions? Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015

The art market panel held by Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015 discussed what questions and considerations collectors must address when buying artworks Masterpiece 2015 once again opened its doors in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, hosting over 34,000 visitors looking to buy art (or perhaps just looking). …

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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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Art Law Foundation ‘Risk, Rules and Opportunities in Art Investment’ Conference

At the end of November the Genevan Art Law Foundation, Foundation Pour Le Droit De L’Art, ran it’s first in a series of conferences focussing on ‘Risks, Rules and Opportunities in Art Investment’. Held in London at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the event attracted a wide mix of industry …