Philip is Founder and CEO of The Fine Art Fund Group, one of the earliest art investment funds and probably the best known. The Fine Art Fund was the first fund of its type to invest in art. Since then, Philip has developed the business into a market leader in both art investment and art advisory.
Before launching The Fine Art Fund Group, Philip Hoffman spent 12 years working for Christie’s auction house. He joined from KPMG, and at 33, became the youngest member of the Management Board and later served as the Deputy CEO of Europe.
Now, with a team of art and finance experts based in London, Geneva, Beijing and Dubai, The Fine Art Fund Group invests in rare art for investment purposes and currently advises some of the largest art funds in the world. The Fine Art Fund Group is also a major participant in the auction underwriting arena, and has overseen the sales of multi-million dollar art works and is now launching an art lending service.
Philip is regularly asked to comment on the art market by the international press, including CCN, BBC, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Thomsen Reuters, The Art Newspaper and The Financial Times. In addition to this Philip has spoken at global conferences as a guest lecturer, these include the Milken Institute, London School of Business and Credit Suisse.