Creative Business Forum

Art as an Asset: Opportunities for Investment in Turbulent Times

15 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Transformation in the World and Growth in the Creative Economy
Pavilion G, conference hall G4

Collecting is an important marker of a developed art market. Today, art investing is attracting more and more attention from both collectors and top managers working in different fields. Works of art are becoming as much a part of an investment portfolio as precious metals or stocks. Many collectors are rethinking their approach to acquisitions and adapting to the new environment. In response to this demand, leading banks in Russia are offering art banking services to their clients. This new service helps bank customers to bypass all the pitfalls in the process of forming their portfolios and further fulfil arts’ investment potential. What are the possible development trajectories of the Russian art market? Why art becomes part of an investment portfolio? What are the best strategies to follow when investing in contemporary art? How does art-banking system work? What are the fundamental differences between art investments in Russia and abroad? What are the prospects for the development of the investment potential of contemporary art today?

Alina Kryukova, Founder, a-s-t-r-a Contemporary Art Gallery

Polina Askeri, Founder, Askeri Gallery
Dmitry Breytenbikher, Senior Vice President, Head of Premium Customer Relations, VTB Bank
Yulia Petrova, Head, Museum of Russian Impressionism
Ksenia Podoynitsyna, Founder, Gallery 21 and InArt by Ksenia Podoynitsyna
Anastasia Taradankina, Partner, Delcredere Bar Association
Dmitry Khankin, Founder, Triumph Gallery
Vladimir Shabason, Strategy Director, Self Soft Production