Philip Hoffman founded The Fine Art Group in 2001. It was the first fund of its type to invest in art. Since then, Philip has developed the business into an international market leader in art investment, art finance and art advisory. In 2021, he led The Fine Art Group on the acquisition of Pall Mall Art Advisors to expand The Fine Art Group’s US footprint and add a robust appraisals service to the firm’s offering. Under his leadership, The Fine Art Group has transacted in over a billion dollars of artworks and jewelry.
Before launching The Fine Art Group, Philip spent 12 years working for Christie’s auction house. He joined from KPMG, and at 33, became the youngest member of the Management Board and later served as the Deputy CEO of Europe.
Now, with a team of art and finance experts based in London, Geneva, Germany, New York, China and Dubai, The Fine Art Group invests in rare art for investment purposes and currently advises some of the largest art funds in the world. The Fine Art Group is also a major participant in the auction underwriting arena, and has overseen the sales of multi-million dollar art works and in 2016 launched an art lending service.
As a leading expert in art investment, Philip is regularly asked to comment on the art market by the international press, including CNN, BBC, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Thomsen Reuters, The Art Newspaper and The FiAs a leading expert in art as an asset class. Additionally, Philip is a frequent speaker at global conferences including the Milken Institute, the London Business School, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley.
Philip is also on the Development Boards for The National Portrait Gallery, London, and CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.