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Art Meets 

Art as inspiration for your portfolio

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The 3 Most Important Reasons for Art as An Attractive Asset Class

Market stability & value enhancement

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.

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Diversification & Security

Due to a low correlation to liquid asset classes and the separate hedging and insurance measures, art is a robust component in the portfolio.

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Exclusivity & Prestige

The art market enjoys a high degree of exclusivity and prestige due to its very wealthy buyers and the emotional character of its objects.

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How Do I Benefit from Art as An Asset Class?

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Performance

The global demand for attractive art objects is constantly high. This, together with the long-term investment horizon and the illiquidity of the art market, has a very positive effect on the performance. As soon as the work of art is sold, you as the pro rata owner benefit from this increase in value.

Growing art market

Low correlation with the capital market

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Expertise & Network

Our experienced and globally represented partner network of leading galleries, art experts, appraisers, insurers and collectors enables an optimal selection of art objects. In addition, the professional management supports the increase in value in the best possible way by promoting as many and prestigious placements as possible in exhibitions worldwide.

International partnerships

Experienced specialists

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Tax Advantages

Profits from the performance of art investments in Germany are exempt from tax from a holding period of more than one year, as these are private 'sales transactions for other assets' pursuant to § 23 (2) EStG. In addition, investments in art objects are exempt from value-added tax at the time of purchase, provided they are stored in a duty-free warehouse.

Income tax exemption from 1 year holding period

Exemption from turnover tax in bonded warehouses

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Our Investment Criteria

Trading history on the art market

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.

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Condition of the artwork

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.

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Continous Provenance

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.

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Investment Process in Art Assets

Screening for capital goods
Reaching the funding threshold
Conclusion of the purchase contract
Take out insurance
Storage in the bonded warehouse *
Professional art gallery management
Profit-taking through sales
Continuous performance