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artfa, featured articlesPreventing Past Performance From Impeding Future Results

A Primer on the Use of Prior Performance Records by Art Fund Managers.

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Co-Investing in Art: What Every Art Fund Manager Needs to Know

Art investment funds have long embraced the use of co-investments in artworks as a principal investment strategy.

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Tax Deferred Exchanges of Artwork: Maximizing Profits for Art Funds

Believe it or not, the Internal Revenue Code, in Section 1031, provides one of the best tax strategies available for preserving the value of an artwork investment portfolio.

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The Art Fund Association becomes first professional body dedicated to Art Investment

Randall Willette interviews Enrique Liberman, President and Founding Member of the Art Fund Association (Art FA), and discusses his motivation behind launching the first professional body dedicated exclusively to art investment vehicles.

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Global Art Market Updates
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The Art Fund Association's Global Art Market Updates is a regular report published by The Art Fund Association in the hopes of increasing transparency in the art market and providing clear and concise data concerning trends in the art market to both investors and art enthusiasts alike.

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  • Important Changes to "Accredited Investors" Definition
    Art fund managers and their placement agents should take note that effective as of July 21, 2010 the definition of “accredited investor” under the rules of the Securities Act of 1933 has changed, effectively increasing the threshold by which individuals can qualify for private offerings of equity in art investment funds and art funds of funds...
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  • Impact of Dodd-Frank Act on Investment Advisors to Private Art Funds
    Investment advisers to privately offered art funds of funds and art investment funds utilizing leverage or securities trading should take note that the recently adopted Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) has dramatically altered the regulatory landscape for investment advisers to private funds...
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Industry Chatter

November 13, 2013
Washington Post
Record auction at Christie's
October 11, 2013
France 24
New fronts open in Chinese art market as records fall
October 3, 2013
The Art Newspaper
Art fund industry struggles to emerge from the gloom
October 1, 2013
Art Market News: New York contemporary art sale soars
September 27, 2013
The Malay Mail Online
Do art funds make money and sense?
September 9, 2013
Q&A with Art Fund Association president, Enrique Liberman
September 19, 2013
Al Arabiya News
'Monet talks' as Mideast art investment proves a pretty picture
May 30, 2013
Six Risks to The Global Art Market in 2014
May 20, 2013
'New Era' For Art Markets As Collectors Drop Half a Billion At Christie's Contemporary Sale
February 25, 2013
Wall Street Journal
The Ways Art Investors Blow It
February 8, 2013
Art Market Monitor
Fine Art Fund: 10-yr Art Boom Coming
July/August 2012
ArtAsia Pacific Magazine
Co-Investing in Art: What Every Collector Needs to Know
November 30, 2012
Art Funds Follow Up: Institutional Investors Look Elsewhere
November 26, 2012
Could Fine Art And Collectibles Become A New Asset Class?
November 16, 2012
Investment Art, A Beginner's Guide
January 5, 2012
Looking Ahead 2012: The Hedge Fund Industry Speaks
August 24, 2011
Jing Daily
Wine Fund a 'Great Hope' for Chinese Investors
August 22, 2011
Art Market Monitor
Art has no value until it becomes the target of capital
August 3, 2011
Art Market Monitor
Collectors Fund Launches Second American Investment
April 14, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
Art Market: Masterful Returns
February 2, 2011
New York Times
'Passion Investments' Capture Hearts in Mideast
January 10, 2011
The New York Times
Can't Afford a Picasso? How About a Piece of One?
January 3, 2011
High-End Art Poses Possibility for Investors
April 14, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
Art Market: Masterful Returns
February 17, 2011
Art Fund Sell-Off Boosts Peppy Phillips Contemporary Sale
January 26, 2011
The National
Emirates NBD's New Fund Pursues the Art of Making Money
January 10, 2011
DealBook -
Can’t Afford a Picasso? How About a Piece of One?
January 7, 2011
The Wall Street Journal
The Fine Art of Finance
January 3, 2011
High-End Art Poses Possibility for Investors
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Events & Training

Past Events

Silent Auction Fundraiser to Benefit the Childhood Cancer Society
October 29th, 2013
@ De Buck Gallery
New York City
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Panel Discussion, "Art & Passion Funds: The New Frontier in Alternative Investments"
Association for Corporate Growth
April 11th, 2013
New York City
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Champagne Reception
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 7th, 2012
5:30pm to 8pm
@ The Murano Grande
South Beach, Miami, FL

Panel Discussion, "Art Funds? Is Now The Time?"
March 4th, 2011
@ The Armory Show
New York City
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Art Funds Give Back
"Masks Around the World"

October 25th, 2010
@ St. Stephen of Hungary School
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