Prior to AIG, Samantha was Vice President, Business Development, Fiduciary Client Group at Sotheby’s, where she developed deep relationships within the Trusts & Estates community and worked on the strategy, valuation and disposition of both large collections and single objects. Prior to Sotheby's, Samantha specialized in ultra-high net worth planning at a national multi-family office and held legal roles in the Dispute Resolution and Restitution departments at Christie's.
Samantha is admitted to the NY bar and holds a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a double MA in Art History and Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews. She is an active alumna of both the Chapin School and Cardozo where she sits on the FAME board. She also serves on the UJA Trusts & Estates Committee and the Boston Estate Planning Council.
Director of Legal Services
Rick joined AIG from Credit Suisse in New York, where he sat within the bank’s Debt Capital Markets practice covering major financial institutions. He has advised global banking, insurance, and specialty finance companies on complex capital markets executions across the globe, delivering bespoke financing solutions to meet clients’ needs and facilitating multibillion-dollar raises in a variety of structures and currencies.
Director of Finance & Administration
Prior to joining AIG, Michele was Specialist and Head of Research, Contemporary Art, Asia at Sotheby's Hong Kong. A graduate from the BBA(Law) program at the University of Hong Kong, Michele worked as an investment banker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch before pursuing a Masters in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University, London. She has written articles and reviews published in Frieze, Art Asia Pacific, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.
Director of Research & Strategy
Prior to joining AIG, Emily spent 15 years at Sotheby's in New York, with a decade of experience and expertise in Russian Art and, most recently, as a Vice President in Business Development and Strategy for Amy Cappellazzo and the Global Fine Art Department. In this role, Emily oversaw and managed appraisals, private sales, and large-scale consignments for clients.
Director of Business Development & Strategy
Patricia is joining AIG from Brazil, and will open its Miami branch in July of this year. She brings more than a decade of experience working with galleries and collectors both as a gallery director and an independent art advisor. Patricia is excited to bring her expertise in Latin American art to AIG.
Prior to joining AIG, Maria spent two years at Sotheby's in New York as Executive Assistant to Amy Cappellazzo.
Amy has spent nearly three-decades operating at the highest level of the fine art market. Most recently, she was Chairman of the Fine Art Division of Sotheby’s. She came to Sotheby’s when her advisory firm, Art Agency Partners was acquired by the auction house in 2016. The firm filled a significant need in the art market for a client-oriented combination of industry knowledge, financial sophistication, and discretion. Amy previously served as a market leader in the field of contemporary art at Christie’s, where she rose to the post of Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development over thirteen years. Cappellazzo began her career as an art advisor and curator, and was a key figure in the establishment of Art Basel in Miami Beach.
Yuki began her art career at Sotheby’s in 2011 and was appointed Head of Contemporary Art, Asia, in 2018. During her tenure, Yuki drove Hong Kong’s bi-annual contemporary art auctions into $100 million+ events and secured market leadership in Asia for seven consecutive seasons. In addition to overseeing record-breaking sales of works by major Asian contemporary artists, Yuki established new benchmarks for Western art in Asia and was instrumental in placing numerous blue-chip works into prominent private and institutional collections. Known for her innovative curatorial approach, Yuki worked with a number of cultural leaders in organizing pioneering themed auctions that influenced collecting habits in the Asian market. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Yuki worked at Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisition advisory team in Tokyo.
Adam’s tenure in the art world began in 2014 when he joined the advisory firm Art Agency, Partners as a partner. In January 2016, the firm was acquired by Sotheby’s, where Adam led the company’s transactions on a global basis, before being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Adam is a founder and current Co-Chairman of LiveArt, the global fine art marketplace that puts collectors and artists in control by providing the necessary data, insight and opportunity to buy, sell or hold works of art without relying on traditional intermediaries. Prior to working in the art world, Adam had a distinguished career in banking and law as a co-founder of the boutique investment bank Centerview Partners LLC and a former partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
AIG is led by art market forces Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase, and Adam Chinn.
AIG’s world-class team possesses deep expertise across art, law, and finance.