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Top Traders Unplugged - Niels Kaastrup-Larsen 22nd October 2020
TTU112: The Art of Investing ft. Scott Lynn of Masterworks
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TTU112: The Art of Investing ft. Scott Lynn of Masterworks

“You have this asset class which has been around for hundreds of years, but up until recently I think people haven’t fully appreciated the characteristics.” – Scott Lynn (Tweet)

Scott Lynn is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks. He began his career as a serial entrepreneur, starting tech companies focused on casual gaming, online advertising and financial technology. All along the way he collected art, and after seeing the data available in the last twenty years thanks to the Internet, Scott decided to pursue art as an investment. Art as an asset class has been around for hundreds of years, but only recently has been seen as a viable investment opportunity – made possible by Masterworks. Listen in on today’s episode to find out why art is becoming more popular as an asset class among investors, what the key macro drivers are for art, and how Masterworks is making art an accessible investment opportunity.

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • How the art market is different today than it was twenty five years ago
  • How old art is as an asset class
  • How analyzing art is different from analyzing other asset classes
  • When did art as an asset class begin to be studied
  • How art returns are related to the growth of the top 1%
“There’s so much opportunity in the art market compared to other asset classes.” – Scott Lynn (Tweet)
  • How art prices are driven by a decreasing supply of new works
  • How should an art collector think about risk
  • What is a bad environment for art investment
  • How Masterworks invests in art
  • What is a standard commission when buying a piece of art
  • What are the trends among art investors

“The thing that amazes me about the art market is how it’s still very much in its infancy.” – Scott Lynn (Tweet)

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