Javier Lumbreras – Artemundi

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Terry Huang – Motif Art Group

9 March 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Dr Terry Huang, managing partner of Motif Art Group, an art investment group that manages several art funds. After introducing Motif’s art funds, Terry discusses how Chinese investors differ from US and European investors when it comes to participating in art funds. He then elaborates on the future of the art fund industry within China. Also, Terry speculates on the sustainability of the substantial growth of the Chinese art market as well as what fundamental changes he would like to see in the marketplace.

Rüdiger Weng – Weng Fine Art

10 February 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Rudiger Weng, CEO of Weng Fine Art, about becoming a publicly traded company with shares of Weng Fine Art trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. First, Rudy explains Weng Fine Art’s unique business model as well as his motivation for becoming a publicly trading company. Then, he shares how his peers within the art world have reacted to his decision to take Weng Fine Art public. Rudy also speculates as to whether or not other art companies in the  future will follow suit and become public companies.

Javier Lumbreras – Artemundi Global Fund

13 October 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Javier Lumbreras, Founder and CEO of the art investment fund Artemundi Global Fund, returns to the podcast to update us on his art fund. In addition to a fund update, Javier discusses some significant changes in their allocation of funds to different art market segments based on the state of the art market. Then, he provides his thoughts on the extent to which the art market will be impacted by this weakening economy. Finally, Javier elaborates on the presence of substantial transaction costs within the art market and why he believes such fees will decline in the future.

Evan Tawil – Collector

20 September 2011

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we talk with Evan Tawil, notable contemporary art collector and founder of a recently launched art fund management company. Evan begins by explaining his motivation to start his newly-founded company as well as some of the services it offers. Then, he describes what the current art fund landscape looks like as well as where he believes the industry is headed in the future. Also, Evan shares his thoughts on the present mood of art investors heading into the auction season. Lastly, Evan provides insightful advice for relatively new collectors seeking guidance.

Amrita Jhaveri – AM art India Private Limited

23 June 2009

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast were joined by Amrita Jhaveri, founder of AM art India Private Limited. Amrita provides us with her thoughts on the most recent major Indian contemporary and modern art auctions that occurred earlier this month in London as well as how the downturn has impacted the health of the Indian art market. Also, Amrita details several of the reasons behind the amazing development of the modern and contemporary Indian art market over the past decade. Lastly, she touches on how the excess of art funds in India has resulted in a highly speculative Indian art market.