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TSS Episode 123: Masterworks’ Allen Sukholitsky on Adding Art to Your Portfolio

Jeffrey Sherman and Sam Lau welcome Allen Sukholitsky, chief investment officer at art investment platform Masterworks, to DoubleLine’s The Sherman Show to discuss art as an asset class. Mr. Sukholitsky kicks off the discussion recounting how his background in researching asset classes led him to move from what he calls “traditional investment management” into the art space (1:30). They then get into the democratization of the art investment space (4:18), how Masterworks’ proprietary database guides its investment process (6:24), the price range the firm focuses on and why it prefers post-World War II pieces to Old Masters (10:53) as well as Damien Hirst’s Sharpe ratio – “literally close to zero,” says Mr. Sukholitsky (13:50).

Other topics covered by the group include a look at selling and momentum strategies in the art space (15:32), art’s correlation profile and performance as a portfolio diversifier (19:27) and portfolio management (26:33). On investing in NFTs, Mr. Sukholitsky says that Masterworks has not figured out how to value digital art, noting, “I’m not sure anybody has sorted that question out.” This episode was recorded Aug. 30, 2022.

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