Artemundi is the only art investment company with a tested methodology spearheaded by the core belief that transparency is the best policy. We provide accurate valuations; keep administrative, operational, and maintenance costs under control; and apply econometric indexes to our appreciation strategies in arms-length transactions.

Our methodology

We have developed a proprietary investment protocol for each potential artwork acquisition based on decades of experience. Quality, provenance, condition, uniqueness, demand, and timing are some of the vital factors considered during appraisals.

  • OFFER RECEIVED
  • PHASE 1
    In-house Valuation
  • PHASE 2
    Review & LOI
  • PHASE 3
    Examination Protocol
    Consultant's review
  • PHASE 4
    Final Reports
    • VALUATION SCALE (proprietary)
      Curatorial
      Academic
      Financial
  • APPROVAL
  • PHASE 5
    Due diligence and closing
  • PHASE 6
    Monitoring
    • Custody of artwork
      Appreciation Strategies
  • TIMING AND REALIZATION
    OF EXIT STRATEGY

Our strategy

Transparency, compliance & arms-length transactions.

Axioms & golden rules

  • Profit is made fundamentally at purchase through accurate valuations
  • Acquire artworks in which we can apply appreciation strategies
  • Keep administrative, operations and maintenance costs under control (expense ratio: < 1% AUM)
  • Control of investment horizon and exit strategy
  • Apply econometric indexes and decision support tools
  • Efficiently minimize transactional costs (i.e. VAT taxes and third party commissions)

Appreciation strategies

  • Market research
  • Profit from art-market inefficiencies
  • Geographical arbitrage
  • Exhibition loans
  • Promotionals
  • Academic exposure
  • Scholarly contributions
  • Conservation/ restoration

Governance

As early promoters of a safe and regulated art market industry, we believe transparency is the best policy. Therefore, we have applied the following measures to our daily operations:

  • Compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations.
  • Operation under Know Your Customer (KYC) guidelines.
  • Verification of the Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) is critical to safeguarding each of our transactions’ integrity.
  • Observance of the OECD Standards to fight corruption, bribery and promote integrity in the public and private sectors.
  • Practice aligned with the Principles for Responsible Investment guidelines promoted by The United Nations.

By incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in our investment decisions, ensure that all relevant criteria are accounted for when assessing risk and return.

Heritage & taxation

As art collectors ourselves, we understand the intricate balance between the emotional motivations and the financial footprint of each art treasure hunt. Regardless of the size of a collection, estate planning is an essential step that empowers the collector through an active role to ensure his or her artistic vision will endure over time.

Our key to succession planning of a collection is, first and foremost, to understand the collector’s vision and innermost wishes. And from there, we can craft provisions and mechanisms before disposition to ensure fairness, avoid family disputes and protects the beneficiaries from expensive taxes and art management workload.

Have you given a thought to what you want to do with yours?

For more information about heritage and taxation, please contact us.

Estates & appraisals

Our extensive network and expertise allow us to provide professional appraisals for collections, museums, fiduciaries, courts, and IRS compliant non-cash charitable contribution reports. Our field of expertise includes Old Masters, XIX Century art, Impressionism, Modern, Post War, and Contemporary art.

Adhering to the high standards of the Appraisers Association of America, we are USPAP-compliant through June 2021. We deliver independent, ethical, and objective valuations for insurance, estate tax, charitable donations, equitable distribution, and liquidation purposes. Fees for written appraisals are quoted on a case-by-case basis.

For more information about estates and appraisals, please contact us.

Curatorial research

Our curatorial research service can assist you in the interpretation of your collection to inform, educate and inspire through the act of selecting, organizing, and presenting artworks for display.

Our investigation examines the cultural, artistic, historical and emotional significance of any piece in your collection. Our curatorial skills can considerably enrich the provenance, documentation and visual archive of your artwork.

For more information about curatorial research, please contact us.