MILL VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rayah Levy, a San Francisco Bay area based art investment expert, and founder of ArteQuesta, presented to the TIME Financial Summit Group Meeting on August 22.

The topic of her presentation, “Investing in Art,” addressed the growing interest among the financial community to assist high net worth clients with incorporating fine art and other hard assets into their investment profiles.

“We believe that people can strengthen their overall portfolios by investing in fine art, and we advise clients how to do so,” said Levy. “We are excited to help the banking and finance industry increase their understanding of how to utilize fine art as an investment vehicle for their clients.”

The conference was hosted by TIME Financial, A Crump Company.

Since 2007, Levy has informed investment fund managers as well as private collectors to purchase and maintain investment-grade collections. Her lecture series and newsletter, “Art As An Investment,” keeps her clients informed on the latest developments, sales, valuations and opportunities in the art market. She also produces a monthly newsletter, “Insight Art Review,” which has created a worldwide community of subscribers. Last year, Levy co-founded ArteQuesta, a company that unites the fine arts with the investment world and promotes preeminent 21st century artists.

About ArteQuesta:
ArteQuesta provides services to individual and corporate fine art collectors to build and manage art collections that deliver long-term financial growth. It is recognized as a leading advisor in building investment-quality art collections for private and corporate clients including major banks. Launched in 2011, its founders Rayah Levy, art investment expert and curator and Jessica Sandelin, education advocate and humanitarian, bring together the fine arts and the investment world, promote preeminent 21st century artists, and cultivate self-development as an artistic expression of humankind.

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