At U.S. Trust, we offer our extensive art services. We provide solutions for collectors and institutions while helping to navigate the complex art world. For individuals, we lend against collections to unlock capital, design estate plans specific to art, and help collectors prepare for a sale via consignment services. For institutions, we provide nonprofit advisory services, including institutional investment management by a fully outsourced Chief Investment Office. Our range of capabilities, alongside our commitment to the arts, helps us deliver a broad combination of services to our clients.Read More

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Evan Beard

Evan Beard

National Art Services Executive

646.855.1107

Art Lending

Helps collectors unlock the capital of their collection

Art Lending

Leverage your collection to unlock capital.

Your art collection is a considerable financial asset that can lend flexibility to your overall wealth management strategy. Borrowing against the value of your art collection may help you access liquidity, raise capital, or reallocate and diversify your portfolio. Plus, what you might pay in interest on an art-related loan is generally less than the fees for an unsecured loan.

Key Art Lending Services

  • Can convert a static asset into one of economic value
  • Our third party appraisers ensure an objective appraisal
  • You maintain possession of pledged artwork
  • Dedicated team of credit specialists focus on art
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Leveraging Your Art Collection

with Evan Reed

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Art as a Source of Liquidity

with John Arena

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Your Art Collection as Loan Collateral

Art Planning

Prepares collectors to establish a legacy for their collection

Art Planning

Plan for the future of your collection.

Art can create estate planning and legacy opportunities—as well as challenges—that are important to consider. We help you think of your collection as part of your legacy through trust, estate and philanthropic planning, with the goal of maximizing your—and your art’s—appreciation.

Key Art Planning Services

  • Establish your legacy through trust, estate, and philanthropic planning with our dedicated wealth strategists
  • Obtain guidance on managing your collection as part of your financial assets
  • Incorporate art and collectibles into your overall estate and financial plan according to your unique needs

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Your Art Collection and Legacy Planning

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Art in a New World

The art market is attracting new buyers and changing attitudes toward art as a part of an overall financial portfolio.

by Ian Prior

Nonprofit Services

Assists institutions with investment and endowment management

Nonprofit Services

Work with U.S. Trust to manage your organization’s investments or endowment.

Arts organizations and private and artist-endowed foundations which support the arts are often challenged with managing many aspects of their businesses, from investing philanthropic capital, to determining effective grantmaking strategies and other governance best practices. U.S. Trust delivers long-term, strategic planning and solutions to support arts institutions in carrying out their missions.

Key Nonprofit Services

  • Consultative services for governance, grants and donor strategies, and board relationships
  • Complete outsourced Chief Investment Office (OCIO) and endowment management services
  • Broad spectrum of lending and strategic planning solutions

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Art in a New World

As public funding declines and competition for donations increases, arts organizations are increasingly expected to play by for-profit rules.

by Ian Prior

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Considering and Selecting an OCIO

Consignment Services

Helps collectors arrange negotiation and distribution of works

Consignment Services

Arranging for the disposition of works and collections.

Whether a collector, heir, or institution prefers to sell one work or an entire collection, U.S. Trust can assist in arranging consignment agreements with auction houses, making our pre-negotiated terms available to you and streamlining the overall process.

Key Consignment Services

  • Our pre-negotiated terms can help maximize the value of your transaction
  • For very valuable collections, we will receive competitive bids from the auction houses and lead negotiations
  • We will help you consider seasonality and cyclical nature as well as trends in the art market before engaging in a consignment agreement

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Art in a New World

Rising wealth, the globalization of markets and technological advances are transforming the art market

by Ian Prior