Whether you’re a gallery, dealer, wealth manager, financial adviser, municipality, museum, trust, estate or family office wanting up to borrow up $5 million to buy art, Art Capital Group promises to provide ‘flexible, customised creative services that traditional banks are simply unable to approach’. When it was founded in 1999 by former gallerist and financier Ian Peck, the company was the first of its kind. It has since underwritten $5 billion of art-backed loans. Peck ‘realised just how much art is a core asset for many people, and these people need specific financial options too’. The New York based global lender prides itself on its ability to combine ‘the attentiveness and elegance of a boutique firm with the reach and capital capacity of a major bank’.