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IE Art and Business Club will host the lecture “Art Nature Vs Nurture. A different perspective to the arts from a former banking insider”

Pintura [1]Alejandro de Villota will introduce you some of his findings and insights in relation to the Art Extrinsic value, Art Market transparency and its asymmetries by establishing a comparison with equity market efficiency theories.  After this first business school oriented introduction, Alejandro will share his opinion and vision on the Intrinsic Value of Art, summing up with some concrete steps and actions which he is currently involved to generate an impact in the world by changing the narrative

Alejandro de Villota is the fourth generation of his family devoted to the arts, where we can remark the relevant Spanish painter and writer José Gutierrez Solana [2] (1886 -1945) as well as his father, Javier de Villota [3] (1944), painter, sculptor, architect and human rights activist. He  is a psychologist and economist, and currently a CFA level II candidate. Moreover, and before being full time dedicated to the art world, he worked in investment banking for Societe Generale and for Amundi Asset Management in Madrid and Latin America. This professional experience gave him, to an extend, some of the needed tools to hone his current vision and perspective to the arts. In the last two years, and since he started his full time career in the art world he has developed roles as an artist, curator, coach, collector, philanthropist and merchant. He considers himself a hybrid.

The event will take place on March 26th at 7pm at Room  MM101 (Maria de Molina 31)