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Prominent Fine Art Advisor Joins Emigrant

Editorial Staff September 7, 2023


A familiar face in the specialized but important area of fine art advisory and collectibles, who has worked at Citigroup's private bank for 14 years, takes up a new role.

A bank in the US focused on fine art financing has appointed a former Citi Private Bank figure who has been one of the more prominent specialists in the field: Suzanne Gyorgy. 

Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance (EBFAF) – part of Emigrant Bank – announced yesterday that Gyorgy has joined the firm as a partner. She was previously at Citigroup where she had spent 14 years at the private bank as global head of art advisory and finance.

“Suzanne’s arrival comes at the start of an exciting new phase in EBFAF’s evolution. We are expanding our geographic reach and developing valuable new ways for borrowers to capitalize on opportunities across an increasingly sophisticated art landscape,” Andy Augenblick, EBFAF’s co-founder and president, said.  

Gyorgy will work with EBFAF’s team of art finance experts to assist borrowers to collateralize and unlock the liquidity in art as well as fine wine, classic cars, jewelry and other collectibles.

The intersection of fine art, investment and wealth management is one that this news service continues to track. See examples of articles here and here.

Prior to Citigroup, Gyorgy served as director for the Morris Museum, director of the PaineWebber (UBS) Art Gallery, and began her career as a registrar at the Museum of Modern Art. She holds a fine arts degree from Pratt Institute. This news service interviewed Gyorgy back in 2013. 

Emigrant Fine Art Finance was founded in 2005.

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