Olyvia Kwok Navigating the Finance World as an Art Collector   Given the current volatility of the stock markets around the globe, art could be the attractive proposition that investors are looking for. Olyvia Kwok certainly believes this to be the case. As an art investment expert with more than 15 years’ experience, she has navigated the worlds of finance and art successfully, to become the respected figure that she is today. Olyvia’s road to art investment success began with the purchase of a Chinese scroll painting when she was 22 years old. The work cost $33,000 and sold for a price of $220,000. This was the first sign of her innate ability to predict the art market. Since then, Olyvia has profited from this ability, as have the client’s of her company, Willstone Management. Beating the global financial crisis At the time the financial crisis hit, in 2008, Olyvia was building and managing an art fund for a private bank in Switzerland, with her activities focused on the emerging markets of Asia. She was able to swim against the tide of financial depression and continue her success. This was due to her accurate prediction of the popularity of drawings by artists such as Dali and Picasso. The $50 million dollars that was invested by the Swiss bank returned a profit of 213% thanks to Olyvia’s ability to navigate the finance world with the help of her art investment expertise. American pop art and beyond Continuing on from her successes working with the private bank, Olyvia turned her attention to the American pop art market that was re-em [...]

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