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April 3, 2014

Forget attending packed auctions and phone bids, buying a top-end collectible is now just a click away. 

In December of 2012 Edward Hopper’s painting October on Cape Cod (pictured, below right) was sold at auction by Christie’s for $9.6 million (€7.1 million). Nothing unusual about that, you might say. But the buyer wasn’t in the room, and not even on the end of a phone, but watching the auction live through an online stream. That is, so far, the most that anybody has paid for a painting while bidding over the internet.

January 28, 2014

Many single family offices do not have the resources to properly govern the private art collections of their clients, despite some matching those of museums in terms of complexity and scale, according to a new academic paper.

Many single family offices do not have the resources to properly govern the private art collections of their clients, despite some matching those of museums in terms of complexity and scale, according to a new academic paper.

January 22, 2014

An original Apple Mac prototype was the most expensive purchase made through Christie’s online-only auctions in 2013, as the auction house invests in its Internet platform to drive sales.

An original Apple Mac prototype was the most expensive purchase made through Christie’s online-only auctions in 2013, as the auction house invests in its Internet platform to drive sales.

Christie’s, which is part of Francois-Henri Pinault’s holding company, Groupe Artemis, posted sales of £4.54 billion (€5.5 billion) for the year ended December 2013, up 16% on the previous year – the highest sales total for any auction house in the history of the art market.

February 22, 2011

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Wealth Advisory Services

February 22, 2011

Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros ("SGPB Hambros") is part of Societe Generale Private Banking, the private banking arm of the Societe Generale Group. Through its extensive wealth planning and fiduciary service offering, SGPB Hambros provides highly bespoke wealth management solutions, encompassing banking and investment services for high-net worth individuals and intermediary clients together with wealth structuring and administration services for both personal and institutional clients.

Societe Generale Private Banking Hambros ("SGPB Hambros") is part of Societe Generale Private Banking, the private banking arm of the Societe Generale Group. Through its extensive wealth planning and fiduciary service offering, SGPB Hambros provides highly bespoke wealth management solutions, encompassing banking and investment services for high-net worth individuals and intermediary clients together with wealth structuring and administration services for both personal and institutional clients. 

February 22, 2011

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