Freya Stewart is CEO of The Fine Art Group’s art lending business. ‘We have the internal expertise to appraise works of art for the purposes of an art loan, which is confidential, quick and professional, and we handle and look after a borrower’s works of art from the beginning to the end of the loan,’ she says. The business also acts as sales agent for borrowers who want to sell their work and receive an advance on the proceeds of sale. A finance lawyer by background, Stewart started her career at Linklaters and Barclays Capital, where she dealt with secured finance products and structures in London, New York, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. She then made her ‘dream career move’ becoming an art and finance lawyer, joining Christie’s as senior legal counsel.