Join The Fine Art Group's CEO and founder, Philip Hoffman, and find out how you can invest in fine art during an era of double digit inflation.
What we'll cover:
Fine art investment as a hedge against inflation
Art Investment Risks and rewards
Current fine art trends
The role of fine art funds
The Fine Art Group
CEO and founder
I launched The Fine Art Group in 2000 and set up the first private equity fund of its type to invest in art, in 2001. We created a Board with the late banker Bruno Schroder, The late Lord Gowrie former Minister of the Arts with Mrs Thatcher and former Chairman of Sotheby’s, Katrin Henkel, and Viscount Dupplin. It was originally backed by amongst others, the late Lord Hanson and Dresdner Kleinw…
I launched The Fine Art Group in 2000 and set up the first private equity fund of its type to invest in art, in 2001. We created a Board with the late banker Bruno Schroder, The late Lord Gowrie former Minister of the Arts with Mrs Thatcher and former Chairman of Sotheby’s, Katrin Henkel, and Viscount Dupplin. It was originally backed by amongst others, the late Lord Hanson and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein. Since then, we have developed the business into a global market leader in art advisory, art agency, art-backed lending, appraisals and art investment worldwide. Since inception we have managed and transacted over $1.3billion of art, value over $15-20 billion of art annually and represent over 300 family offices in 28 countries worldwide. We led as advisor on the world record Auction sale of Maharajas Mughals Magnificence that sold for $109 million at Christie’s in 2019. In 2019 we bought the lending arm Falcon Fine Art and in 2021 we bought Pall Mall Art Advisors in the US to become the largest art advisory, art investment and art agencies worldwide.
The Fine Art Group has 60 full time staff in 2021 with head office in Hill street, Mayfair, London and and offices or representatives across the US including Silicon Valley, New York, and Zurich, Geneva, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Dubai.
Before launching The Fine Art Group, I spent 12 years as deputy CEO and CFO of Christie’s auction house. I joined from KPMG, and at 33, became the youngest member of the Christie’s Global Management Board.
In addition I serve on the CW+ Chelsea and Westminster Hospital development Board , the Development Board for the National Portrait Gallery and on the advisory Board of Christie’s Education.
EHL Hospitality Business School
Senior Year Student
I am fortunate to be part of a generation whose main privilege is having access to information at a faster pace than ever before, and a firm believer that we can use this light-speed information inflow for the greater good, from building one's financial literacy early on in life to becoming a well-rounded, knowledgeable person.
Thanks to my VC-related professional experience, I am a huge tech enthusiast and very fond of emerging start-up ecosystems.