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A. Ficionado

Art collector, trader and market-maker

A 34 year old Dutch art collector, trader and market-maker specializing in both high-value Masters and modern fine art. He is the sole owner and curator of a private collection and museum based in Amsterdam with global connections and travelling exhibitions, a contributing member and speaker of SOFAA (the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers) and is a regular guest speaker in international art symposiums and guest lecturer of numerous art universities and colleges.

Intellectual property

Intelligence in Art and high-end art markets.


The Netherlands


Multiple, including Amsterdam, Curacao, Dutch Antilles, London, Paris, New York & Hong Kong.

Present occupation

Under contract to a private Intellectual Property & Investment Trust (IPIT), which provides global art intelligence, art collecting and trading consulting services.

Annual income:

USD $15 – 20 million

Current IPIT<TM portfolio value:

USD $89.3 million

Services Provided

Crescendo<TM co-developed, with A Ficionado and his other advisors, the ips<TM (intellectual property strategy) for his fine art intelligence, trading and consulting practice.
Crescendo<TM co-developed A Ficionado’s legacy estate plan along with his executor, and trustees.
Crescendo<TM created A Ficionado’s Curacao-based Intellectual Property and Investment Trust (IPIT<TM) in conjunction with his executor and private bankers.
Crescendo<TM co-developed the IPIT<TM’s investment strategy, in conjunction with A Ficionado’s other wealth advisors.
Crescendo<TM provides the professional and administrative team that operates the IPIT<TM and art consultancy.
Crescendo<TM is the lead integrator of all of A Ficionado’s other team of professionals: legal, executor, trustees, estate planner, wealth managers and private bankers.
Crescendo<TM provides monthly financial reporting for the IPIT<TM.

RIP<TM Application

  • Codification – organized and structured by Crescendo<TM.
  • Validation – market proven and validated.
  • Protection – by secrecy agreements.
  • Valuation – on-going; both for the IPIT<TMand for case-by-case trades.
  • Financial Engineering – multi-jurisdictional trading strategies and tax exchange agreements.
  • Strategic Planning – sales price optimization; pre-departure strategy; ip proliferation strategy under the umbrella ips<TM.
  • Operations – fully integrated, staffed and resourced operating ips<TM and IPIT<TM; active public relations and promotions strategy.
  • Governance – coordinated appointments of IPIT<TM Trustees.
  • Monetization – MIP<TM – on-going trading and liquidation activity.

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