AXA ART, one of the world’s leading specialist insurer of art and collectibles, has announced a strategic partnership with Brazil’s largest independent insurance company, SulAmérica.
The alliance serves to make available a portfolio of art insurance products and related services to insure valuable, rare and historical items of art for collectors, corporations, dealers, galleries, museums and exhibitions in Brazil.
Brazil represents Latin America’s largest economy. Over the last few years, the country’s art market has skyrocketed to the forefront of global attention.
“Brazil’s primary dealers and gallery sectors have been very dynamic and will continue to lead the internationalisation of the market. The larger art fairs SP-Arte and ArtRio are now firmly established on the global map for contemporary art fairs, and present a critical point of focus for the region,” said art economist Dr. Clare McAndrew.
Both AXA ART Americas Corporation and SulAmérica have expressed their goal to bring insurance protection solutions to insure a growing Brazilian art market.
“The art market in Brazil has been growing in the past years, however the options for art insurance have not followed at the same pace. Our goal is to combine the expertise of AXA ART with our distribution network, which is solid and well structured,” said Carlos Alberto Trindade, vice president of SulAmérica.
Christiane Fischer, president and CEO of AXA ART Americas Corporation, added: “Art insurance is an important part of managing a collection. We look forward to working with SulAmérica to offer Brazilian clients innovative solutions to care for their fine art and collectibles.”
This announcement comes on the heels of communications that specialist insurer AXA ART recently established a legal entity, AXA ART Americas Corporation, to facilitate and support its growth strategy in North and South America. T
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