Historically, opportunities to invest in art have been closed off from many investors. Until now.
Find out how you can get access to an art market that’s performed almost three times better than the S&P 500 since 1986* with Mintus.
*Source: The Live Art Index.
Artworks are sourced from institutions, galleries, artists or individuals. Prior to platform listing, the artwork’s market value is determined by industry-leading, independent experts and it is authenticated.
Shares in the fund holding the artwork are made available to qualifying investors in compliance with relevant regulations.
Artwork is kept in special facilities or free zones in Delaware, Geneva or London. Valuations are conducted twice a year by independent experts until the work is sold.
A ‘Mintus Secondary Market’ will be available to investors in permitted locations. Mintus will auction or privately sell artworks, typically between 2-7 years after Mintus’ date of purchase, once we believe they have reached optimal value.
Register as an investor now to explore our art investment opportunities.
Buy shares and invest in the world’s greatest paintings.
The Mintus platform allows you to buy shares in funds set up solely to own individual iconic modern masterpieces.
The art market has a longstanding track record of growth, and has outperformed the S&P 500 by 240% since 1986.
Shares in our artwork funds can be bought by qualifying investors, family offices and institutions alike.
Mintus is remunerated in part by taking a performance fee of 20% from the profits generated by a fund when underlying artwork is sold.
Artworks are hand-picked by our team of experts on the basis of their investment potential. Prior to acquisition each artwork is valued by independent experts and authenticated.
Mintus will operate a secondary market periodically, to provide liquidity opportunities for investors in permitted locations.
Mintus Trading Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FRN 942522)
To invest in the platform you must self-certify as a ‘sophisticated’ investor, ‘high net worth’ individual or ‘accredited investor’ and demonstrate via a few short questions your understanding of specified investment principles.
The anti-money laundering (AML) process will require you to upload a copy of your passport or driving licence and a recent utility bill to confirm your identity and enable the relevant AML checks.
You can transfer funds directly from a bank account or through Open Banking. Money will be held by Kin Capital Partners LLP - an independent, FCA-authorised custodian until all investors’ funds have been received. (If for any reason the acquisition of the artwork is not completed, all funds will be returned to investors).
You will become the beneficial owner of shares in the company established to own the artwork. The sale of the artwork is estimated to take place 2-7 years after purchase and will be at the absolute discretion of Mintus Trading Limited. The sale will take place via private sale or public auction. Mintus may allow investors in permitted locations to engage in secondary transactions in shares through its website in the future.
Upon sale of the artwork, subject to its value increasing, a performance fee will be deducted, along with any other costs and taxes, and the net proceeds will be distributed to the investors.
See important disclosures and the relevant Memorandum for details of the fees, charges and risks associated with each investment.
For further support, schedule a call with our Client Success Team.
We answer some of your common questions here.
We welcome any owner who wants to unlock liquidity from their collections to contact our Fine Art Team. This includes individual investors, galleries, institutions, and artists. Please reach out if you're interested in listing your artwork on the Mintus platform.
All artwork offered by Mintus is stored in climate-controlled, specialist art storage facilities, under a Mintus account. Current paintings are held in a facility in Delaware.
Artwork is acquired through our unique relationships with the world’s most renowned collectors and galleries. Our Fine Art Team marries their own expertise with insights from fellow industry experts to identify one-of-a-kind investment opportunities from established artists with high-growth potential. Our team examines metrics such as the artist’s market track record, recent price velocity and momentum, and the size of their international collector base when making investment decisions.
If you need support you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a call using the links on each page of our website. If you need to make a complaint you can write to email@example.com. A description of our complaints policy is set out in the Investment Terms & Conditions for each investment.
Mintus Trading Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom under firm reference number 942522. For more details on our regulatory permissions please see the Financial Services Register.
For more information on risks, see the Memorandum for the relevant artwork and the important disclosures.
Mintus does not sell NFTs. NFTs are digital assets. Mintus enables qualifying investors to participate in the art market by purchasing interests in high value, physical artworks. Mintus’ platform facilitates investment in real, iconic artworks created by established artists.
Mintus will introduce a Secondary Market for investors in permitted locations, which will facilitate selling of shares to buyers, dependant on demand.
According to the regulations, certain investments can only be made available to investors who fall within these categories and Mintus must also follow appropriateness requirements when registering investors.
Fees are dependent on the specific artwork and the specific structure of the investment opportunity. Fees are clearly shown in advance for each artwork / investment opportunity, as displayed in the Memorandum that relates to the artwork / investment opportunity; this document is available to download from the profile of each artwork under the Opportunities section.
Both individual investors and institutions can invest in artworks. Individual investors will need to declare themselves to be ‘high net worth individuals’, ‘sophisticated investors’ or 'accredited investors' during the account creation process. Individual investors will also need to pass an appropriateness assessment. Professional investors including wealth managers, private banks and family offices should contact our team for more information on investing as an entity or managing multiple client accounts on the platform.
For the opportunities listed, a minimum investment of $3,000 is required however investments can be for any amount above this and generally range from $15,000 to $100,000. International payments are accepted.
Funds can be sent from any denomination into our USD bank account. We will show you the estimated cost in your chosen currency during the investment process, however this may change at the point of transfer, and does not account for fees charged by your bank. When transferring, your bank may show an estimated conversion; alternatively the funds can be sent in your local currency and converted at the point of receipt. Other transfer services such as Wise display exact fee and currency conversion rates to ensure you're sending the subscribed amount.
Mintus does not provide tax advice. We recommend that investors obtain their own tax advice as every person has specific tax circumstances. Generally, income and profits generated from your investment can be subject to either income tax or capital gains tax (depending on the individual investor and the specific structure of the investment). Artworks are not income-generating during the period they’re held. If you are unsure about your tax or other legal requirements, please speak to a professional advisor.
Not directly. In order to take an investment from one artwork to another, shares would need to be sold to a willing buyer on the future Mintus Secondary Market and then proceeds reinvested on the platform. The Secondary Market will only be available in permitted locations.
Typically, valuations occur at the end of June and December, with reports distributed to investors as soon as possible thereafter.
All actions in relation to the asset are at the discretion of Mintus. Mintus will communicate with investors on a six-monthly basis with an update on the net asset value, and any further news will be communicated on an ad-hoc basis.
Distributable profits will be made available to investors as soon as possible, once all sale-related administration is complete.
Profits will be received into your Mintus wallet, with the option to withdraw the profits into a bank account or reinvest on the Mintus platform.
Mintus.com is operated by Mintus Trading Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales (Registration number 12643726).