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Art can be a great investment if it’s purchased in a smart way: returns vary, but according to the AMR Art 100 Index, art prices have increased at a compound annual growth rate of 8.0% over the past 25 years. However, most new collectors don’t realize there are ways to enter the market besides bidding at Christie’s or walking into a gallery and plunking down a credit card.

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In 2009 Michael Plummer and Jeff Rabin set out to found Artvest, which is an advisory firm dedicated to helping people look at their art not only as painting or sculpture, but also as an asset that — if properly managed — has the potential not only to help their diversify portfolios, but outperform their equities, bonds, and real estate holdings. The wide-ranging discussion touches on the growing role of art finance in the art market, as well as why you might want to consider investing in an art fund.

I have reached a point in time where I need to take some money out of my art collection. Am I better off selling or borrowing?   The answer to this question depends on the individual’s circumstances. Artvest Partners reviews the client’s liquidity profile and interest rate bracket for art borrowing, as well as current […]

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I have reached a point in time where I need to take some money out of my art collection. Am I better off selling or borrowing? The private bank where I work as a financial advisor has instructed me to ignore my client’s art holdings in the context of his financial planning. In the last five years his art collection has come to represent a significant portion of his net worth, and I am afraid that by continuing to ignore this part of his portfolio, I am not meeting my fiduciary responsibility.

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