UC Berkeley cutting-edge symposium will explore and address the latest developments around the intersection of art, finance, and law.
The symposium aims to support all professionals and innovation enthusiasts interested in cutting-edge research at the intersection of art, finance, technology, and law. Prominent speakers from academia and practice will explore the securitization of art as an asset, the differences between art funds and hedge funds, the peculiarities of the portfolio and fund management, the different types of loans against art collateral, and the risks and rules for art investments. Through the symposium, industry experts will share advice and insights on many of the key factors in art investment – including the latest updates in legislation and in the case law.
Agenda (subject to change):
Lance Esplund on The Art of Looking
Lance Esplund, WSJ
Is Art an Asset Like Any Other?
This session will examine the specifics of provenance, due diligence, art as an asset, and art finance.
Eileen Brankovic, Christie’s
Richard Buxbaum, University of California, Berkeley
Sophia Kinell, Phillips
Rahul Varshneya, Deutsche Bank
Art Investment: Blockchain Technology
This session will examine how the art fund industry has secured its place as an investment vertical in the world of finance, how technology is used in today’s art market, and how it is shaping its future.
Jillian Grennan, University of California, Berkeley
David Otto, Martin Davis
Joe Roets, Dragonchain
Niccolò Filippo Veneri Savoia, Look Lateral
Frontier Technologies in Art
This session will explore the impact of frontier technologies, with a focus on the use of NFTs and artificial intelligence, on the art market. Questions such as authorship, copyrights, regulation, and more will be addressed.
Nick Brown, SuperRare
Simon Frankel, Covington
Sonia Katyal, University of California, Berkeley
Adam Sterling, University of California, Berkeley
Meet Ann Freedman
Ann Freedman, FreedmanArt
Frank Partnoy, University of California, Berkeley
All professionals and innovation enthusiasts interested in cutting-edge research at the intersection of art, finance, technology, and law. Those welcome include: Private collectors, wealth managers, art dealers, auctioneers, artists, investors, start-ups, professional advisors, providers of financial services, banks, tech companies, entertainment companies, policy-makers, representatives from public institutions, lawyers or scholars, and researchers who want to explore the educational purposes that sit at the crossroad of technology and the cultural industries of art finance around the world.
An intimate discussion to support art finance legal professionals at large and industry players at all levels.
May 26, 2022
1:00 – 7:00 PM PDT
151 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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The registration fee is $100 per person. Proceeds will be used by UC Berkeley to build a new institute for the study of art, finance, and law. Scholarships are available for students.
Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.
California MCLE credit will be offered.