Art is now seen not only as an object of pleasure, but also as a new alternative asset class with innovative financial opportunities. Through Athena's bespoke art lending programs, the company can be a partner in helping shape art collections, build business and raise capital for your individual needs.

Customized lending solutions for the fine art market

Athena Art Finance is an independent specialty finance company dedicated to serving the needs of the global art market. Building upon the strength of its founding shareholders, The Carlyle Group and investors of the private equity unit of the Pictet Group, Athena specializes in lending solutions secured by blue-chip fine art collections.

At Athena, we work closely with collectors, art advisors, dealers, estate lawyers and financial advisors to create comprehensive and customized art lending programs to effectively address the individual liquidity needs of our clients.

Our advantage lies in our five core values

  • Independence

  • Professionalism

  • Flexibility

  • Integrity

  • Collaboration