This advanced course provides students with an intensive introduction to the specialized area of art finance within the context of the global art market. The course is structured around a series of core sessions on the growing market for art finance and investment. The sessions are led by Anders Petterson, Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute and Founder and Managing Director of art market research firm ArtTactic. The course will cover topics such as art as an alternative investment, art investment funds, using art as collateral for loans and also looking closer at art in traditional wealth management. In addition the sessions will introduce a set of analytical tools and methodologies for better understanding the performance and the dynamics of the underlying art market. These sessions offer students rare access to the most recent developments in the market for art finance and investment. The course also includes a diverse schedule of classes on related aspects of the art market and the art world, including visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings which aim to promote an enhanced understanding of the aesthetic and financial value of an array of art objects. Students also visit Sotheby’s auction house for a sale preview and witness the auction process during the prestigious London summer sales season.