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"The Intersection of Art + Finance"




The FCS Young Members Circle (YMC) will host a free virtual event featuring a panel discussion on "The Intersection of Art + Finance" on Tuesday, May 18, beginning at 12:00pm ET.

Accessibility to the art market was once reserved for an elite group, but that is changing rapidly due to the customized platforms available today, meeting at the intersection of art & finance.  Our panel of guests will discuss the revolution of the art industry through the lens of finance and how it is championing accessibility and opportunity, not only for the seasoned collector, but for the new entrants who want to participate at all levels. This will be one of the most interesting and topical events ever staged by the FCS. Join us as we hear from:

  • Elizabeth von Habsburg, Managing Director, Winston Art Group
  • Timothy Kompanchenko, CTO, Artory
  • Cynthia E. Sachs, Managing Director/CIO, Yieldstreet

The panel will be moderated by Sandy Lee, Managing Director at Kinneret Group. Sandy is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, where she conducts graduate-level art markets seminars.

This free event is open to all FCS and YMC members as well as our industry colleagues. Registration is required.


Special thanks to Yieldstreet for their support of this event as our presenting sponsor.


Cynthia E. SachsPanelist

Managing Director/CIO

Yieldstreet/Athena Art Finance

Cynthia is a Managing Director of Yieldstreet responsible for its art finance vertical, Athena Art Finance. She has over 25 years of asset-based lending and high-yield corporate credit experience across debt origination, structuring, portfolio management and trading (par and distressed). Previously, Cynthia ran Morgan Stanley’s global proprietary corporate credit platform within its Securitized Products Division, was a Managing Director at Natixis, in the leveraged finance business, and created and ran Bloomberg’s evaluated pricing business, BVAL, in the bond and loan valuation space. She received her MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Timothy KompanchenkoPanelist

Chief Technology Officer


Timothy Kompanchenko is the Chief Technology Officer of Artory, which he joined in 2019.

Elizabeth von HabsburgPanelist

Managing Director

Winston Art Group

Elizabeth brings 30 years of experience in the art world to Winston Art Group. Before joining Winston Art Group, she was President of the US operations for another art advisory and appraisal firm where she worked for 18 years. Prior to that, she was Vice President and Director of the Estates and Appraisals department of Habsburg Fine Art Auctioneers, and she started her career as Assistant Vice President in charge of the Appraisal department at Christie’s New York. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and a Masters of Art from Columbia University. Elizabeth was on the Board of The Appraisers Association of America from 2003-2015; 2014 Chair and Board Member of The Appraisal Foundation; is a Fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; a Member of ArtTable; and an Associate Member of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association. She co-wrote a chapter of “Fine Art & High Finance,” published by Bloomberg Press in 2009, wrote a chapter in “Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide to Appraising the Fine and Decorative Arts,” published by the Appraisers Association of America in 2013, and she edited the “Antique Hunters Guides to Pottery and Porcelain, Furniture, and Silver and Pewter” for BlackDog Publications in 2000-2001. She is a qualified expert witness, lectures frequently on Fine and Decorative art and art as an asset class, and in 2015 was included on Private Asset Management’s list of “The 50 Most Influential Women in Wealth Management.”

Sandy LeeModerator

Managing Director

Kenneret Group

Sandy Lee is a Managing Director at Kinneret Group, which she joined in 2018. Sandy is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, where she conducts graduate-level art markets seminars.


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