Philip Hoffman founded The Fine Art Group in 2001. It was the first company to launch a successful series of 8 art investment funds. Since then, Philip has developed the business into an international market leader in art investment, art finance, art sales agency, appraisals, philanthropy and art advisory.
In 2021, he led The Fine Art Group on the acquisition of the leading US Art Group Pall Mall Art Advisors to add a robust advisory and appraisals service to the firm’s offering and to expand The Fine Art Group’s footprint further in the US. In 2022, The Fine Art Group set up their New York HQ and announced a partnership with Schwartzman and in 2023, The Fine Art Group expanded into Asia with an office in Hong Kong. Now, with a team of art and finance experts based in London, United States, Hong Kong, Geneva, Germany and Dubai, The Fine Art Group invests in rare art for investment purposes and currently advises some of the largest art funds in the world. Before launching The Fine Art Group, Philip spent 12 years working for Christie’s auction house where he became Deputy Chief Executive Europe and joined the global Christie’s management board aged 33.