Pi-eX News



  • 11/10/2018: Art investment myth busters: Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO, debunks some of the most common misconceptions about investing in fine art at an event organized by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).

  • 04/10/2018: "Will the October Contemporary Art evening sales in London continue to show strength?": Using Pi-eX 's research, Benedicte Taillandier Thomas looks at historical performance at the October Contemporary Art evening sales in London to predict what could happen in 2018.

  • 28/09/2018: "All eyes on Sotheby’s Modern and Contemporary Art fall sales in Hong Kong!": Using Pi-eX 's research, Audrey Lee looks at historical performance at Sotheby's Fall Modern and Contemporary Art evening sales in Hong Kong to predict what could happen in 2018.

  • 26/09/2018: "Is London no longer the preferred location for auctioning contemporary Italian fine art?": Using Pi-eX 's research, Benedicte Taillandier Thomas looks at historical performance at the the October London Italian evening sales to predict what could happen in 2018.

  • 14/09/2018: Pi-eX 's research on Guarantees & Irrevocable Bids is mentioned in a New York Times' article by Scott Reyburn

  • 13/09/2018: Pi-eX is nominated as a finalist for Best Financial Start-up in the 2018 Financial Innovation Awards. The Financial Innovation Awards is presented by The London Institute of Banking & Finance and UK Finance. The awards, which are in their 20th year, celebrate the very best projects in global banking and finance.

  • 05/09/2018: "Guarantees & Irrevocable Bids. The Fine Art Market's Magic Tools?" Pi-eX publishes key insights from its 11 year analysis of the performance of guarantees and irrevocable bids at London and New York evening sales.

  • 30/08/2018: "ArtTactic Podcast" Christine Bourron, Pi-eX's CEO, introduces listeners of the ArtTactic Podcast to the Contract on Future Sales (CFS), a product that enables artwork sellers to pre-sell a percentage of their artwork to investors in advance of their artwork heading to auction.

  • 30/05/2018: "Christie’s Hong Kong Evening Sale: A Decade to Breakout": Post-auction analysis by the Art Market Monitor using Pi-eX research

  • 22/05/2018: "A Quick Look at New York’s Contemporary Evening Sales": Post-auction analysis by the Art Market Monitor using Pi-eX research

  • 16/05/2018: "Imp-Mod Evening Sales Have Best May Ever": Post-auction analysis by the Art Market Monitor using Pi-eX research

  • 11/05/2018: "How’s This Season’s Contemporary Market Stacking Up?": Pre-auction analysis by the Art Market Monitor using Pi-eX research

  • 02/05/2018: "Value Intensifies in the Impressionist and Modern Market": Pre-auction analysis by the Art Market Monitor using Pi-eX research

  • 30/04/2018: Is the Art Market focusing on the right set of data?: Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO, argues that looking at the right set of data, art collectors and investors could have seen in May 2008 early signs of the challenges of the years to come in the fine art market.

  • 13/04/2018: 8th World Women Lawyers' Conference: Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO, participated in a panel focusing on our women are changing the fine art market.

  • 19/03/2018: Third Party Guarantees at the Spring London Contemporary Evening Sales: Increase of Low Estimates but little boost to Hammer Prices: Pi-eX looks at the impact of Third Party Guarantees on the results of the Spring London Contemporary Evening Sales.

  • 28/02/2018: Insights from art buyers' and sellers' behaviors at evening auction sales: While the impressionist & surrealist February auction sales take place in London, Pi-eX looks back at historical evening sales over 10+ years at Christie's and Sotheby's to see what the behaviors of buyers and sellers can teach us.

  • 31/12/2017: Pi-eX publishes its 2017 TOP 10 SERIES

  • 14/12/2017: A New Approach to Art Data Analysis: Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO explains how Pi-eX is shifting the focus from the artworks to the collectors.

  • 08/11/2017: Deloitte 5th Art & Finance Report features Pi-eX as one of seven key Art data & analytics providers in the fine art market. In a separate article, Pi-eX CEO, Christine Bourron shares her vision of data analysis for the art market.

  • 06/10/2017: During Frieze week London 2017, Pi-eX CEO, Christine Bourron, was a panelist on the Vastari / Cromwell Place event about Mining for Big Data in the Art World .

  • 15/09/2017: Pi-eX is invited by the Asia Institute of Art & finance to participate in "The 2nd edition of the Global Art Financier Program London Module"

  • 07/09/2017: Pi-eX is nominated as a finalist for Best Innovation in the Data category for the 2017 Financial Innovation Awards. The Financial Innovation Awards is presented by The London Institute of Banking & Finance and UK Finance. The awards, which are in their 20th year, celebrate the very best projects in global banking and finance.

  • 19/06/2017: What to expect at Sotheby's Impressionist evening sale in London? As Sotheby's prespares for its June 2017 London Impressionist evening sales, Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO looks at what data tells us about comparable sales over the past 10 years and what we can expect for this year.

  • 05/05/2017: Will the New York Impressionist Market follow the London trend? Ahead of the May 2017 New York Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary evening sales, Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO looks at guarantee level and its potential impact on the upcoming sales.

  • 21/04/2017: Is segmentation by price relevant in the fine art market? Price segmentation is commun practice, but rarely used in the fine art market? Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO gives a concrete example of how price segmentation can bring interesting insights when analysing fine art auction results.

  • 28/03/2017: How Categorizing artworks' performance at public auctions can help better understand the state of the fine art market.: Christine Bourron, Pi-eX CEO shares some insights into how Pi-eX uses standard categories to better understand trends in the fine art market.

  • 24/01/2017: Which artists attracted most fine art collectors'​ money in 2016 and how?: Pi-eX CEO, Christine Bourron, reflects on fine art top auction sales in 2016 and who the top 10 most attractive artists for art buyers in 2016 were.

  • 31/12/2016: Pi-eX publishes its 2016 TOP 10 SERIES

  • 31/05/2016: In an Artsy Editorial, Alexander Forbes describes Pi-eX as the "one interesting, late-breaking development in the art investment space", which "should allow both art buyers and sellers to hedge their risk when selling a particularly major piece, something that could, if adopted successfully, have interesting implications for the auctions business and the guarantees houses currently use to help consignors mitigate their risk exposure.".

  • 24/05/2016 and 25/05/2016: ART & FINANCE PRESENTATIONS & BRAIN STORMINGS Pi-eX organizes in London a series of presentations of the Deloitte Art & Finance report followed by brainstormings. Small groups of art and finance professionals - art investors, wealth managers, lawyers, art dealers, etc. - were invited to participate. Some of the subjets discussed included: art as an asset class, transparency in the art market, regulation of the art market, risk management, art derivatives, blockchain, etc...

  • 21/04/2016: Deloitte Luxembourg features Pi-eX in its latest Art & Finance report. In Part 3, "Art as an Investment", Pi-eX's Contract on Future Sales (CFS) are listed as one of the new developments.

  • 15/03/2016: Art is clearly not a commodity but the art world could still learn from the commodities world: Pi-eX Founder & CEO, Christine Bourron, writes about how she sees great similarities between the commodities markets at the end of the 19th century and the fine art market today. In particular, she outlines the role of derivative instruments in allowing tremendous growth in the commodities markets and asks whether the same could happen for the art market.

  • 07/03/2016: WHEN ART MEETS FINTECH: Pi-eX first mini Hackathon took place at the Photographer's Gallery in London. A small group of selected senior executives with complementary experiences were invited to participate: art professionals, finance professionals, art collectors, Fintech entrepreneurs, art advisors, wealth managers, art lawyers, art dealers, etc... Within a few hours, new opportunities and avenues of growth were discussed for the art market.

  • 12/02/2016: Art Finance & Law Conference/Art Law Foundation (FDA): Risks, rules & opportunities in art investing: The FDA conference took place at the beautiful AXA Insurance headquarter in Paris. Pi-eX participated in a panel answering the question: Is art an asset class like others?

  • 10/02/2016: FCA AUTHORIZATION: Pi-eX receives authorization from the FCA to arrange and sell Contracts on Future Sales (CFS), the first financial derivative based on Fine art.

  • 15/10/2015: Art Business and Finance Talk at The Wharton School of Business: Pi-eX Founder & CEO, Christine Bourron, was invited to speak to the Wharton A.R.T. club about her experience and knowledge of Fine Art Auction Business, the current artwork underwriting process and how her new business Pi-eX is looking to revolutionize the Fine Art industry.

  • on-going updates: FINE ART NEWS FOR ART INVESTORS: Pi-eX Linkedin page outlines the latest important news art investors should be aware of. For on-going updates follow Pi-eX on Linkedin.
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