Art Investment Series

Serge Tiroche – Art Vantage

14 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Serge Tiroche, co-founder of Art Vantage, an art investment fund focused on contemporary art from emerging art markets, joins us to update us on his fund. First, Serge details the performance of his fund, which launched in 2011. Then, he reveals how the development of several emerging art markets has impacted his ability to opportunistically acquire artworks from these markets. Also, Serge shares some lessons he has learned from being one of the few successful art investment fund managers. Lastly, Serge speculates on the future of the niche art investment fund space.

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Javier Lumbreras – Artemundi

13 January 2017
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Javier Lumbreras, CEO of Artemundi Management Limited, joins us to talk about his recently closed art investment fund.

Javier Lumbreras also talks about the art fund industry. First, Javier reflects on his first fund and shares with us his five golden rules for managing a successful art investment fund, a rarity in the art world. 

Then, Javier identifies some of the challenges and obstacles he faced when launching and managing the fund that he didn’t foresee.  Also, he speculates as to why more art funds haven’t successfully launched in the art world given its appeal as an alternative asset.  Lastly, given the art market and macroeconomy has changed over the past five years, Javier details to what extent he will modify his strategy and approach for his second fund.

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Madelaine D’Angelo – Arthena

20 August 2015

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Madelaine D’Angelo, founder of Arthena, joins us to talk about their new equity crowdfunding platform that gives individuals access to invest in artworks. First, Madelaine explains how Arthena differs from traditional art funds, in large part due to its crowdfunding component, which requires a minimum investment into the fund of only $10,000. Then, she speculates why the art fund industry hasn’t taken off, despite the significant overall growth of the art market. Also, Madelaine describes the type of investors they are targeting, specifically individuals who have an interest in the art market but aren’t established collectors. Lastly, she clarifies the differences in the types of collections they offer in which individuals can invest.

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Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

14 January 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor for The Art Newspaper, returns to the podcast to discuss her newly released book, Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets. First, Melanie explains how she examines the concept of art as an investment by comparing it to six other assets, including: gold, equities, wine, private equity, property and the luxury goods industry. On the podcast, she reveals which of the six assets was most similar to art and which was the most different. Ultimately, Melanie concludes that art comes up a bit short as an asset compared to other assets and breaks down for us why that is the case. Finally, she touches on the art investment fund industry, explaining why the niche industry has remained stagnant despite increasing prices in the art market over the past few years.

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Sandy Kemper – The Collectors Fund

18 October 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Sandy Kemper, founder of The Collectors Fund, returns to update us on his art investment fund. First, Sandy tells us since its inception in 2007, the fund has returned 12.6% IRR per year on the assets they’ve sold thus far. Then, as someone who actively trades artworks for his fund, he shares his unique perspective on the current state of the art market as well as if he has any concerns moving forward. Also, Sandy explains what strategies he embraces when acquiring works for the fund and then later on when and through what medium he sells works. Lastly, Sandy speculates why the art investment fund industry has remained relatively stagnant despite the art market growing substantially over the past five years.

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Michael Moses – Beautiful Asset Advisors

3 October 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Professor Michael Moses, co-founder of Beautiful Asset Advisors and the Mei Moses Index, returns to the podcast to update us on the state of the art market as we head into autumn. First, Michael touches on the flat performance of the overall art market through the first half of the year, despite attention grabbing, trophy piece headlines throughout the media. While the overall Mei Moses Index is down for the year, Post-War & Contemporary and Asian Art, continue to perform well, up 8% on the year. Also, he details recent trends in the American Paintings and Asian Art segments, while offering insight on why he expects each of their markets to grow in the near-future. Lastly, Michael speculates why Sotheby’s share price has risen over 40% this year, while his index remains relatively flat.

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Moti Shniberg – Artist Pension Trust

10 August 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Moti Shniberg, co-founder and chairman of the Artist Pension Trust, joins us to discuss the news that the trust will shortly begin selling some of their artworks for the first time. Moti provides us with details as to how the selling will occur as well as the motivation behind deciding to initiate letting go of some of the works in the trust. Also, he dissects the current environment in the art world that makes it so challenging for artists to realize long-term financial security.

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Moti Shniberg – Artist Pension Trust

10 August 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Moti Shniberg, co-founder and chairman of the Artist Pension Trust, joins us to discuss the news that the trust will shortly begin selling some of their artworks for the first time. Moti provides us with details as to how the selling will occur as well as the motivation behind deciding to initiate letting go of some of the works in the trust. Also, he dissects the current environment in the art world that makes it so challenging for artists to realize long-term financial security.

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Constanze Kubern – Constanze Kubern Art Advisory

30 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Constanze Kubern, managing director of Constanze Kubern Art Advisory, joins us to talk about state of the art investment fund industry. First, Constanze discusses the different investment options available to a prospective art investor, including the increasingly popular private art fund model. Then, she comments on China’s prominent role in the art fund landscape, serving as home to several fund inceptions. Lastly, Constanze addresses the rise in art lending practices we’re witnessing at major banks.

 

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Serge Tiroche – Art Vantage

5 October 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Serge Tiroche, co-founder of Art Vantage, returns to the podcast to tell us about his new art fund. Unlike most art funds, Serge tells us how Art Vantage transformed from an art collection he acquired into an art investment fund. He also explains why it is important, in an ordinarily non-transparent industry, to display the entire collection on the fund’s website. Serge discusses the advantages of purchasing contemporary art from emerging art markets instead of traditional marketplaces. Lastly, he shares his thoughts on the state of the art market and if he has any concerns about the economy impacting it in a negative fashion.

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