Art as an Asset

Beyond its emotional and intellectual value, we believe art is a real and tangible asset that appreciates over time. It is an asset that has proven to achieve attractive returns with low volatility helping diversify an investment portfolio.

  • Low/ Negative Correlation with equity
  • Low cost of maintenance
  • Hedging Possibilites Financial “antifragility”
  • Global Market
  • High Returns
  • Portability
  • Low volatility
  • Grows tax free
  • Arbitrage opportunities
  • Diversification possibilities
  • Does not depreciate but can be depreciated
  • Estate planning legacy
  • Defines cultural standards
  • Patrimonial qualities
  • Aesthetic qualities
  • Intellectual qualities
  • Unique asset
  • Limited asset
  • Emotional qualities
  • Individual / national identity
  • Aesthetic awareness
  • Builds historic memory
  • Enriches and improves quality of life

Beyond its emotional and intellectual value, we believe art is a real and tangible asset that appreciates over time. It is an asset that has proven to achieve attractive returns with low volatility helping diversify an investment portfolio.

Art Market in Numbers.

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Global sales reached in 2017, a rise of 12% from 2016.*

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Over the last 50 years, art’s Cumulative Average Return (compared to 9.4% of shares).*

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Art auction turnover in 2017*

* Art Price

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Artworks were sold in the Western Art Market during 2017.*

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The low volatility of art was accurately demonstrated during the 2008 recession, when art indexes dropped 4.5%, while the S&P abruptly dropped 37.5%.

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