Few people can be said to have successfully launched a new category of capital investment, Mr. Lumbreras is one of those few who can put forth such a claim. He offers a rich background in art and finance and can point with pride to a lineage of art collectors that started in Spain in 1881.
He has served as a consultant to selected private collectors; as a guest lecturer at museums, universities, banks and to leading media groups; and as a trustee to international art institutions. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Art Fund Association, the trade group for the art fund industry. With a reputation as a pioneer in the field, he is a trusted and respected speaker in matters pertaining to art collecting at large, art as an asset class, and art securitization including portfolio management and patrimonial estate planning. He has offered lectures at, among many other venues, CAIA (the Alternative Investment Association), the Sotheby’s Institute in London, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Art Investment Forum, and Deloitte Art & Finance conferences.
He is a skilled and determined art collector in his own right. He founded The Adrastus Collection, a family Trust initiative with institutional aims. Finally, Mr. Lumbreras has been quoted by Forbes, Financial Times, CNN, Reuters, MSN, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, CNBC, New York Times, Art Daily, Skates, Art Tactic, etc. He is the author of the book The Art of Collecting Art.