Claiming to have ‘pioneered the concept of art as collateral’, Citi’s Art Advisory and Finance department have been helping. As part of the bank’s service, art clients manage their art collections since 1979. ‘We offer tailored loan structures at competitive interest rates to provide an alternative source of liquidity to help meet your needs,’ they say. Specialising in art from 19th Century to the present, the team of experts led by art world veteran Suzanne Gyorgy operates globally and offers to help you acquire and sell desired pieces en route to building and maintaining ‘a meaningful art collection’. As a department of a major bank, its focus is naturally on art as a ‘valuable asset’: which, it stresses, should be considered in wealth planning strategies.