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International

Art Finance

International Art Finance is a dedicated art lending platform focused solely on allowing you to unlock the value stored in your collection, partnering with you to create tailored financing solutions that empower you to achieve your goals.

We take pride in our unparalleled speed, flexibility and confidentiality, providing you with funds that can be used for any purpose.

Our Offering

​Competitive rates

Streamlined process with funding in as little as 10 days

Fair valuations based on the true fair market value of a work, not a low estimate

Art only underwriting with no personal financial disclosures and no financial covenants

A conflict free approach where lending is not a path to consignment, sales exclusivity, or strategy to cross-sell other services

Art Dealers & Gallerists

Whether you are seeking funds to acquire works on the secondary market, to support your artists in developing new bodies of works, to renovate or expand your gallery, or something else - IAF is here to partner with you as you take the next step to further your business. Contact IAF to learn how you can convert the value locked in your inventory into usable cash flow. 

Private Collectors

Art lending allows you to tap into the value stored in your collection in a tax efficient manner, while preserving access to future price appreciation. Use proceeds to take advantage of investment opportunities, refinance other debts, purchase art and other passion assets, or to pursue any other objective. Contact IAF to discover what your collection can do for you. 

Inquiry

Tell us about your collection and your financial objectives

IAF's team of experts conduct due diligence and establish an independent appraisal of your artwork

Valuation & Diligence
Structuring

IAF proposes a loan structure tailored to your needs, which we review and finalize together

Funds are deposited to your preferred bank account

Funding

From inquiry to funding in as little as 10 days

Unlike traditional financial institutions, IAF’s underwriting focuses solely on understanding your art and not on reviewing your personal finances. This creates a streamlined borrower process where the emphasis is on your objectives and not on auditing your cash flows.

Our Process

Our Process

Unlike traditional financial institutions, IAF’s underwriting focuses solely on understanding your art and not on reviewing your personal finances. This creates a streamlined borrower process where the emphasis is on your objectives and not on auditing your cash flows.

Inquiry

Tell us about your collection and your financial objectives

Valuation

IAF's team of experts conduct an independent appraisal of your artwork

Structuring

Funding

IAF proposes a loan structure tailored to your needs, which we will review and finalize together

Funds are deposited to your
preferred bank account

From inquiry to funding in as little as 10 days

Our Team

With a combined 40+ years of experience in the art industry, we understand the needs of today’s sophisticated dealers, gallerists and collectors and created International Art Finance to allow them to achieve their objectives.

Adam Chinn

Managing Partner

Adam has filled multiple positions in the art industry, first as a partner in Art Agency Partners, sold to Sotheby’s in 2016, then as Chief Operating Officer of Sotheby’s where he was responsible for all of Sotheby’s global deal making activity as well as working with the Chief Financial Officer to oversee Sotheby’s Financial Services. Prior to his involvement in the art world, Adam was a founding partner of boutique investment bank Centerview Partners and prior to that was a partner in the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Adam has a JD (cum) laude from NYU Law School and a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Language from Oxford University.

Helly Nahmad

Partner

  

Helly Nahmad is the founder of Helly Nahmad Gallery.

Joe Nahmad

Partner

  

Joe Nahmad is the founder of Nahmad Contemporary.

Duncan Tennant

Executive Vice President

Prior to joining International Art Finance, Duncan was a Vice President at Sotheby’s Financial Services where he partnered with Lending Specialists to deliver financing solutions to collectors across the globe. Before Sotheby’s, he held various roles at WeWork and previously worked at the investment bank Greenhill & Co. Duncan graduated with honors from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management.

Request a Consultation

This is not a commitment to lend, and financing products are subject to an eligibility check and may not be available in all locations.

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