Art Finance



Advice type


Art finance

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Art Products

Customer Type

Art advisers

Suzanne Gyorgy

Spear's Review

An art advisory unit operating as a fiduciary within a bank, Citi’s was the first of its kind when it started organising art loans in 1979.

‘It’s a well-oiled machine,’ says fine art graduate Suzanne Gyorgy, the bank’s global head of art advisory and finance, who has been with Citi for 16 years. The rise in value in art collections has made art finance a fast growing business: average loans are now £35-40 million, compared to £20 million only a few years ago.

Clients tend to be entrepreneurs and are invariably ‘well educated and intellectually curious’, says Gyorgy. What’s her advice? ‘The best way to approach collecting art is the way you think about buying your primary residence. You really love it but you do all the due diligence to make sure you’re paying the right price.’

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