Due to its illiquidity, a long-term investment horizon and a constant to increasing demand, the art market can be characterized as stable in value.
Due to a low correlation to liquid asset classes and the separate hedging and insurance measures, art is a robust component in the portfolio.
The art market enjoys a high degree of exclusivity and prestige due to its very wealthy buyers and the emotional character of its objects.
Of central importance are the auction and gallery prices. Of particular interest is a constant and steady performance. Ideally an object has an excellent track record and has been exhibited internationally.
The condition is assessed by art experts using the latest radiation diagnostic laboratory techniques. This way the authenticity of the work can be ensured. Besides that, the art historical relevance of a work and artist also plays an important role.
The aim is to reconstruct the complete ownership of an art object. To achieve this, art historical experts analyse the origin, authorship, dating and transfer of ownership of a work.