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Art investment advisory service launched

An advisory service to help people buy art as an investment has been launched by Artist Pension Trust, a financial planning programme for artists.

APT Intelligence will provide phone consultations and tours for art collectors, providing them with access to museum curators, art professionals and art critics around the world.

APT says the advisory service has been launched at a time when art is gaining ground as an asset class among investors and becoming increasingly important to wealth management services.

APT helps artists with financial planning solutions that are achievable through investment of their artwork. Members of APT invest at least one artwork per year to the Trust over a 20 year period. APT stores and promotes the artwork until it is sold, enabling artists to benefit from the appreciation of their own work and the work of other participating artists.

APT Managing Director of Global Operations Pamela Auchincloss says: “ Navigating the contemporary art scene is becoming more and more challenging. APT Intelligence provides collectors and art professionals with direct access to curators from around the world, effectively enhancing the quality and knowledge basis of collections, exhibition programming, and art education,”

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