Philip Hoffman needs little introduction to the art world. Having worked at Christie’s in London for twelve years running its European division, Philip Hoffman launched the Fine Art Fund Group in 2001 – an art advisory and investment house that currently advises some of the most significant art collectors worldwide and is globally recognized as one of the largest of its kind. It is well known for successfully helping clients approach the art market with a view to investing as well as collecting, especially through its art investment funds. Recently, a lending company was also set up through which collectors can borrow money using their art as collateral. We managed to squeeze in an hour into his busy schedule – he flies off to Tokyo after – to ask about his journey in the art world and his advice to collectors.