Seeing the bigger picture
Art Market Research was founded in 1978 by Robin Duthy. As an investment analyst in the City of London, he noticed that, while conventional investments were intensely studied for past performance and future potential, no systematic analysis of the markets for art, antiques and collectibles had been undertaken. Working with the London School of Economics, Robin devised a sophisticated methodology of trimming and smoothing mechanisms which made it possible to eliminate seasonal and other distortions.
‘Without Knowledge, people are not merely less likely to make money, it is rather that without knowledge they are very likely to lose it.’ – Robin Duthy
ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT REPORT
A monthly review of auction highlights across the globe, the publication includes paintings and prints as well as collectibles.
The relaunched Connoisseur magazine is devoted to any and every object that is or can be collected. ‘We want new blood, new thinking!’
Thomas Hoving, Editor
The Connoisseur runs a regular column ‘The Investment File’ publishing Duthy’s indexes.
RESIDENT ABROAD Financial Times Magazine
THE SUCCESSFUL INVESTOR
Starting in 1975, the 40 indexes in The Successful Investor provide ‘mid-market prices’ for painting for the first time.
FINANCIAL TIMES NEWSPAPER COLUMN
Over the course of six months, Duthy collects a series of artworks to create a ‘paper portfolio’.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
The DT Art 100 is the very first global index to be published on the art market.
AMR INDICES ONLINE
Art Market Research is the first art market index to go online offering over 500 individual and groups of artist indexes available.
AMR’s methodology is validated by the London School of Economics and adopted by HM Revenue and Customs as a benchmark for providing fair market value.
HAMR – MONTHLY INDEX FOR HISCOX
KNIGHT FRANK LUXURY INVESTMENT INDEX
Part of the Knight Frank Annual Wealth Report, the index has become the go-to report for measuring passion investments.
AMR LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE PLATFORM
AMR LAUNCHES ALL ART INDEX
AMR launches new responsive online platform with intuitive workflow and new decision support tools.
Directors, Sebastian Duthy (Robin Duthy’s son) and Veronika Lukasova continue close collaboration with the London School of Economics developing new instruments for the art market analysis.
LAUNCH OF AMR’s LUXURY HANDBAG INDEXES & LUXURY HADBAG REPORT
The very first report of its kind anywhere in the world, combining big data with granular detail. The report is underpinned by the very first set of benchmark indices created by AMR, offering insights into luxury handbag trends at auction.
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