The need for art secured lending has grown over the last ten years as UHNWIs have increased their allocation to tangible assets, and in particular to art. Art secured lending enables art collectors to leverage on their collections in order to obtain liquidity, while avoiding an outright sale as well as related transaction costs and tax implications.
GRIFFIN ART PARTNERS is a securitisation platform providing high-end non-recourse loans collateralised entirely by works of fine art. GRIFFIN ART PARTNERS operates in Switzerland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg and multiple European jurisdictions.
LINK Management acts as sole adviser to GRIFFIN ART PARTNERS. LINK Management is an art advisory firm founded in 2009 with its head offices in the Luxembourg Freeport and a presence in Germany and France, encompassing an international network of reputable art specialists, historians and renowned experts. Link Management offers a full spectrum of collecting services, ranging from independent art advice to collection management, appraisals and value optimisation. It is the first art advisory firm to hold ISO Certification (ISO 9001) for valuation and due diligence and it follows the guidelines of the Appraisers Association for America.
REYL Private Office (Luxembourg) S.à r.l., an affiliate of the Swiss banking Group REYL & CIE, is in charge of the management of the platform and provides its expertise in supplying innovative structuring solutions.
Director, Aude co-founded Link Management in 2009. Since then, she has built an extensive team of art and finance experts to perform thorough due diligence to provide appraisals of art pieces and art collections. Aude works with high net worth individuals and companies on the management of their collections. She also acts as the preferred art advisor for private banks and regulators on various art related matters including valuation and collateral management. Previously Aude was a proprietary trader and portfolio manager in New York and London, as well as Senior Risk Arbitrage specialist for ICAP. Aude graduated from HEC Paris and studied art history at Lille-III University. Aude is a member of the Board of Directors of AXA Wealth Europe.
Director, Aymeric co-founded LINK Management following a life-long passion as an art collector. He has assembled post-war and contemporary art collections for both corporate and private clients. He has acquired a strong experience in art financing through co-ownership structures with prestigious galleries and through seed investments in art-backed peer-to-peer lending companies. Previously, Aymeric was a proprietary trader in Singapore for Crédit Industriel et Commercial (CIC) and a partner of the LINK Group where he was Head of the equity structured products department. He holds a Master in Finance from ESCP-EAP and studied Art history at Lille-III University.