Christie’s Art Finance
Bespoke borrowing for art and luxury collectors
Christie’s Art Finance gives you the freedom to extract value from your collection with art-backed loans from $1 million upwards.
Managed the right way, your fine art and luxury goods can be leveraged to achieve your wider collecting ambitions. Whether you’re looking to start or expand your collection, Christie’s Art Finance will craft a lending solution around your needs. Our bespoke loans are fast, flexible and built upon our unparalleled knowledge of the market.
Why Christie’s? As the world’s leading art business, only we can offer the level of specialist expertise, ease and speed for leveraging your collection. From data-driven intelligence to in-house valuations and facilitating loans to museums, our seamless end-to-end service means your assets will be in the best hands.
Contact our in-house team today to find out more about our tailored borrowing solutions, or sign up to receive more information about our service. For a free and confidential consultation, please contact us at email@example.com or by telephone at +1 212 636 2000.
Competitive interest rates
Seamless and confidential end-to-end service
Funds received in 2–3 weeks
Expertise in 80 art and luxury categories
In all cases, the responsibility for insurance coverage on the artwork remains with the owner, with Christie’s Financial Services named as additional insured party and first loss payee.
Additionally, for clients who are considering sales within a shorter term (less than a year), we can provide financing as an advance against sale at even more advantageous terms.
Once terms have been accepted, we will need documents that verify the provenance, ownership and insurance for the art proposed as collateral. Also, we will need to complete the required steps or collect additional information for Know Your Client (KYC) purposes.
Meet our Art Finance specialists
Alessandro specialises in flexible structured finance and works closely with art collectors and advisors, as well as lenders, insurers, lawyers, and institutional investors. Alessandro has spoken on various panels and is recognised by Spear's 500 as one of the leading global art-finance advisors.
Prior to joining Christie's, Alessandro was a co-founder and Managing Director of Gurr Johns Capital. He was previously a Vice President and CFO at The Fine Art Group, and before that worked as a credit and investment specialist at XXIII Capital, Citibank, and PwC.
A South African and Italian national, Alessandro is also involved in sustainability and conservation initiatives. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Cape Town, and a Master of Science in Politics and Economics from University College London (UCL).