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Strategic Partners

The various “Strategic Partners” of The Art Fund Association (“Art FA”) are select art market service providers who strongly support Art FA’s commitment to fostering the growth of the art fund industry. Our Strategic Partners are actively involved in Art FA’s endeavors at the global, regional and industry levels, contributing their expertise and resources in order to help formulate and advance Art FA’s initiatives. Specifically, Art FA’s Strategic Partners are actively involved in the development of key policy positions affecting the art fund industry, including the development of industry wide sound business practices, and Art FA actively seeks the vision, opinion and consensus views of its Strategic Partners in structuring its goals and agenda. For additional information on becoming a Strategic Partner of Art FA, please e-mail us at

Art FA is grateful for the alliances it has with its various Strategic Partners that are listed below. All information regarding such Strategic Partners was provided to Art FA by the respective partner organization and the accuracy thereof is not guaranteed by Art FA or its officers, directors, employees or agents. Please be aware that clicking on any of our partners’ logo links will take you to a website outside of the domain.


Bowles Liberman & Newman LLP has earned a reputation as one of the pre-eminent law firms representing alternative investment funds. The Firm provides a full range of legal services required by art and other private investment funds, including fund formation and governance, regulatory, M&A, corporate and commercial planning, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property.

Through its respected Art Law + Art Funds Practice Group chaired by Enrique Liberman, Bowles Liberman & Newman LLP has been at the forefront of the development of the art fund industry, and welcomes the opportunity to continue to counsel participants in the industry on sound business practices for art investment funds and their managers, investors and service providers.

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Skate's Art Market Research

Established in 2004, Skate's Art Market Research provides high net worth individuals and institutional investors around the world with reliable and unbiased research supporting art investment decisions. Unlike art dealers and auction houses, we do not derive income from selling or buying art and are focused entirely on enabling our customers to make well-informed art investment decisions using the research produced by our specialists. Our success is directly linked to the practical use of information we provide to art buyers and sellers. Our aim is to excel in the field, becoming over time as central a resource to the process of art investment as credit rating agencies are to the process of extending credit. Skate's mission is to develop and commercialize information tools and related services that will help shift the balance of power in the art investment world from intermediaries to art collectors, art investors and artists themselves. Skate’s currently provides a number of art market research products and art finance services, including art valuation and auction sale price guarantees, art securitization services, individual artwork background reports, Skate’s Top 5000 database of the world’s 5,000 most valuable artworks, art industry mergers & acquisitions advisory and finance services, Skate’s Art Stock Index and art investment training and educational course offerings.

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Cottelston Advisors

Cottelston Advisors is a full service art advisory and lifestyle marketing company, which provides access and guidance. For corporate clients, Cottelston ensures proper brand positioning in the visual arts. For collectors, Cottelston assures that quality work is chosen, which will captivate and inspire. Cottelston's approach to the art world is born out of a passion for the fine arts and a deep knowledge of the business world. This rare convergence of understanding art and business acumen is at the core of our company.

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Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc.

Investment Property Exchange Services, Inc. (IPX1031®) is among the nation’s largest providers of Qualified Intermediary and tax-deferred exchange services, with offices spread across the country. We have extensive experience in all types of exchanges involving artwork, collectables, real estate, aircraft, and other business use or investment assets. IPX1031® is a subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (NYSE:FNF) the publicly traded Fortune 500 parent of the largest title insurance companies in the country, including Chicago Title, Ticor Title, Fidelity National Title, Lawyers Title and Alamo Title. In addition to the financial strength of our corporate parent, our clients receive unparalleled security through a third party corporate performance guarantee, a $100 million fidelity bond and $30 million in errors and omissions insurance.

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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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