Ms. Ruth Knowles, Head of Global Marketing & Investor Relations – The Fine Art Fund Group, London
Ruth Knowles is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators and is company secretary for Fine Art Management Services Ltd. She was educated at Durham University where she earned a degree in European Studies with a focus on German and Spanish.
She has been working with Philip Hoffman since the inception of Fine Art Management Services Ltd. and was instrumental in developing and structuring The Fine Art Fund. She has worked alongside Philip Hoffman for over nine years. She oversees marketing and investor relations.
She is also a leading speaker on Art as an Investment for Euromoney, London Business School, Blackrock, Investment Management School, Sotheby’s, Modern Wealth Management conference and Canvas Magazine educational program.
The Fine Art Fund Group was founded in 2001 by Philip Hoffman to develop and manage investment vehicles that invest in fine art. The Fine Art Fund was the first fund of its type to invest in art as an asset class worldwide. Since the launch of The Fine Art Fund, the group has launched The Fine Art Fund II and The Chinese Fine Art Fund. In early 2008 the Group launched The Middle Eastern Fine Art Fund.
The Fine Art Fund Group has a team of 30 professionals and now has representatives in London, Lugano, Athens and Dubai. As well as managing the investment funds, the Group provides an independent Art Advisory service to two major banks in Switzerland and America through Fine Art Investment & Research (FAIR).