Why should I invest in works of art?
The financial markets are very volatile, governments are shaky, the performances of traditional investments are minimal or very high-risk.
The quality work of art is an asset whose value is a lasting one because it is based on its cultural and historical context. Art is a safe-haven asset which always guarantees a growth in investments.
ART AS ASSET CLASS?
Art and asset class may seem to be two contrasting categories, but only apparently. With our proposal, art amplifies its chances of being an investment asset. We treat art as a short- and long-term asset class for the development of a new market and in order to offer an innovative answer for art-lovers and investors seeking professional solutions.
So, art interpreted as asset class? Yes, because the ART SHARE service, thanks to the professional skill of Art Shares S.r.l. which created and manages it, shelters investors from fluctuating market behavior and allows them to enjoy excellent opportunities for profit which the traditional galleries are unable to offer. Moreover Art Shares transfers to its clients the tax advantages which have been granted to it by the Republic of San Marino thanks to its certification as a highly-innovative startup.
PASSION OR INVESTMENT?
Artworks are attracting increasing interest on the part of a varied set of people: operators from the sector, collectors, philanthropists, investors. The interest of the latter derives from their wish to diversify their portfolios while enjoying the potential economic profit of the investment.
Often, purchase by collectors is not only guided by the passion for art or the aspiration to social status, but also by the hope for a potential increase in the value of the investment.
the new art market
More and more asset managers are trying to diversify investors’ portfolios by including works of art in their funds. Art as a solid, alternative investment is becoming more and more popular.
The problem that a professional management must face lies in the choice of works at a convenient price and in the time horizon of the investment.
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The benefits of ART SHARE
WE BUY WORKS OF ART
We examine over 1000 works of art per year with our team, which boasts over 30 years’ experience in the sector. The choice falls on quality works selected on the basis of financial performance potential.
ANYONE CAN PURCHASE SHARES
Purchasing a work of art is no longer just for the happy few.
ART SHARE gives anyone wishing to diversity their portfolio or simply make an investment the chance of becoming co-owner of a work. The value of the work is in fact divided into shares.
Placement of the shares and sale of the work is not subject to VAT because the assets are in San Marino. The operation is not subject to any other taxation.
The investor has a substantial saving which, thanks to the special tax privileges, amounts to 15%.
HOW THE INVESTMENT IS MONETIZED
The work is managed on the basis of a constantly-refined algorithm with the aim of obtaining the sale with the best possible result for as short a duration of investment as possible.
Besides placement on the traditional market, the possibility of purchase of the whole work by one of the co-owners is also contemplated.
EXPENSES AND COMMISSIONS
At the moment of the sale ART SHARE subtracts a 2.5% commission from the co-owner’s profit from said sale.
The commission is not applied in the absence of profit and can never be greater than the profit made by the collector.
The aim is always to make a profit for the collector.
win, win, win
The “win, win, win formula” chosen by ART SHARE is the one by which we win if you win too and if the person who entrusts us with their work of art wins too. If everyone wins it makes sense to invest!
Who is it for?
How can I invest?
You must accept the regulations and provide the requested personal data. Payment is made through credit card or bank draft. Completion of the purchase depends on the receipt of payment.
What am I buying?
We are not selling a financial product.
We are selling co-ownership shares in a work of art.
How is the co-ownership managed?
How long does it last?
The work is managed on the basis of a constantly-refined algorithm aimed at obtaining the best sale possible considering a short duration for the investment. After two years, if the work has not been sold on the market, it is put up for auction.
The various stages of the sale in shares and the sale on the market are always clearly visible on the site artsharesales.com.
When do I get reimbursed?
How much does it cost?
The commission is not applied when there is no profit and can never be greater than the profit made by the collector.
The aim is always for the collector to make a profit.
Why is it convenient?
ART SHARE transfers these tax benefits to investors, who can thus enjoy a mean saving of at least 15%.
Can I sell independently?
This operation does not involve Art Shares Srl. ART SHARE will reimburse the new share owner with the final sale, as long as they have accepted the conditions of the online contract and have provided the same documentation as the original client.
Where is the work?
What guarantees do I have?
When the co-ownership shares are allotted, the works are put into a trust and a policy is applied to them which prevents their being used in any way which is contrary to the aims of the co-ownership management in the interest of the clients/investors who are the beneficiaries of the trust.
Clients authorize Art Shares to keep the works in a trust on their behalf pending reimbursement of the investment to each collector.