Art; its collection and appreciation has been an important component to the most discerning connoisseurs for centuries. It has been a cornerstone of wealth accumulation, enabling intergenerational wealth transfer. The demand for art, however, has changed in recent years, with investors seeking portfolio diversification and access to uncorrelated assets.
Like any investment, however, how you invest is as important as what you invest in. Early investors have been lured into art funds, often headed by leading figures in the art world, with lacklustre results. Art funds need to pay for the extremely high commissions of auction houses, advisor fees, and the art itself is often purchased at hammer prices, that hammer your wallet!
At DGC Asset Holdings, we do art investments differently: We have partnered with an art financing firm that has reinvented art investment and professionalised the service.
HNWIs are seeking a better way to invest in art. Yes, they seek diversification, but they want decent returns too, and an income stream that is uncorrelated to the rest of their portfolio. As a private bank or family office you are now able to enhance the service provided to your U/HNW clients on a long-term basis and satisfy the growing demand amongst your more discerning clientele.
With a principal focus on funding contemporary art purchases, and without the typical fees that a fund would charge, investors may enjoy target returns that are multiples of what is achievable via an art fund.
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