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Athena Art Finance


Athena Art Finance is a leading independent, global, specialty art lender. In 2023, Athena was ranked as the only non-bank lender among the top 5 U.S. art lenders. Founded in 2015, Athena provides art-secured loans and other debt financing solutions collateralized by high value fine art. The company handles every client engagement with the utmost discretion, working closely with collectors, galleries, family offices, trustees and other fiduciaries globally to structure highly bespoke financing solutions tailored to each client’s specific goals. Athena brings together extensive expertise in art valuation, lending, international law and financial services. Athena’s all-female finance team has been working together for more than 8 years and has financed more than $750mm in art-backed loans.

In 2019, Athena was acquired from the Carlyle Group by Yieldstreet, a private market alternative investments platform. To date, the Athena team has launched 8 diversified art debt offerings, and 5 diversified art equity funds, for accredited investors.