September 02, 2006
Bijan Khezri, CEO, Artist Pension Trust, 8-18-06
Bijan Khezri is a graduate in international economics from the Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales at the University of Geneva. Mr. Khezri worked for BNP Paribas in London where he led the global technology sector’s equity financing group. In 1998, he joined the board of directors of three leading technology companies: Baltimore Technologies plc (UK), VPNet Technologies Inc. (United States) and Jetter AG (Germany). Mr. Khezri led Jetter’s IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1999 and remained on its board until 2004.
In 2004, Mr. Khezri co-founded Saphire Finance LLP, a London-based principal merchant banking partnership.
In June 2006, Mr. Khezri became CEO of the Artist Pension Trust. He has been passionately collecting young emerging artists for many years. With his professional finance background, he brings his multi-faceted experience to APT.
Established in 2003, MutualArt, Inc. is an independent company dedicated to developing new financial service products for the art world. MutualArt’s Artist Pension Trust is the first-ever financial institution to champion artists as client and beneficiary. MutualArt has applied the discipline of financial services and the math of risk diversification to the art world to create the first investment service program for artists. Selected artists participate in the Trust by investing artwork on a barter basis. Trusts operate in Beijing, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and New York.
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