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Art Advisor

Job Req ID 21384496 Primary Location Beverly Hills, California Job Category Private Client Product Services
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The Art Advisor Sr. Lead is a strategic professional who closely follows latest trends in own field and adapts them for application within own job and the business. Typically a small number of people within the business that provide the same level of expertise. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Accountable for significant direct business results or authoritative advice regarding the operations of the business. Necessitates a degree of responsibility over technical strategy. Primarily affects a sub-function. Responsible for handling staff management issues, including resource management and allocation of work within the team/project. Citi Private Bank's Art Finance and Advisory team is a leader in the art financial advisory field, providing personalized acquisition and selling strategies, as well as collection management services.


  • Assist clients with collecting activities: buying, selling and professional management
  • Advise clients regarding their art acquisitions to maximize quality and value
  • Maintain regular contact with art market sources, keep up-to-date with market information and research, identify works to recommend from auction or private sources, determine condition, prepare market analysis to determine appropriate price level, negotiate or bid on client's behalf, direct registrars to oversee restoration, shipping, insurance, installation, loans to exhibitions, publicity, or consignment for sale
  • Have regular contact with clients to determine needs and provide personal attention to all details of their collecting and curatorial issues
  • Act as a representative for AAS in art market through experience, expertise and integrity
  • Offer a unique and specialized product to ultra high net worth Citi clients, distinguishing us from all other financial institutions
  • Enable collectors to utilize their artwork as a working asset by assisting lending officers to use art as collateral
  • Utilize experience and depth of understanding of art market to provide lending officers with necessary information on art collateral and market analysis
  • Inspect and research proposed collateral for value, condition, and marketability, update existing collateral according to market fluctuations, inspect annually or in some cases more frequently to ensure properly maintained
  • Using experience of past fluctuations in the market, bring perspective to credit decisions to protect bank from inappropriate transactions
  • Assist bankers in identifying art prospects and marketing of Citi
  • Coordinate with business heads and bankers throughout Citi to source clients and introduce own network of art prospects, major art collectors, dealers and auction houses for advisory and loan business.
  • Build and preserve relationships with large institutional clients
  • To AAS clients, serve as liaison to bankers and other parts of bank; increase client involvement in the bank through continuity and confidentiality and knowledge of the CPB platform and the breath of Citi.
  • Write client focused art market updates and focused art historical articles
  • Recommend venues for client events, topics for panel discussions and articles
  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements in keeping with the policies of the Citi Private Bank Balance understanding of art market with requirements of financial institution and fiduciary responsibility
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.


  • 10+ years of experience
  • Degree in Art History
  • Expertise and responsibility equivalent to senior specialist at auction house.
  • Candidate must have expertise in Impressionist and Modern Art


  • Bachelor's/University degree, Master's degree preferred


Job Family Group:

Private Client Product Services


Job Family:

IF Art Advisory & Finance


Time Type:

Full time


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