Who we are
With over a decade of experience in post-war and contemporary art sales and market expertise to draw upon, Astrid Rosetti Firmenich has been advising private and institutional clients from across the globe on collecting and art investment. Throughout the years, she has developed a strong network of professionals that extends across industries and geographies.
RFAA was established in response to a growing demand for independent and impartial advice when transacting in the art market. Astrid focuses on helping clients navigate the often-complex world of art investing and make informed decisions about their collections.
Before launching RFAA, Astrid worked at major galleries and art institutions, including Hauser & Wirth, Sotheby’s and in the art collection at Deutsche Bank, overseeing art due diligence and collection management. Astrid holds a Master’s degree in Art History from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art London and The University of Manchester.
Philanthropy is central to Astrid’s commitment to art. She is a committee member of the Firmenich Family Philanthropic Foundation and a devoted supporter of art through her global activities with international art institutions. She is a trusted member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM), a research member of the Gallery Climate Coalition (GCC), an active member of the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA), and sits on the fine art advisory board of Convelio. In addition to this Astrid is a Course Leader for the Art as an Alternative Investment course at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a lecturer for the MA in Art Business program in the Department of Creative and Cultural Industries at Kingston University London. She is also regularly invited as a guest lecturer and speaker at renowned universities. As a respected art columnist for Bilan, the leading Swiss business magazine, Astrid offers her insights and perspectives on the latest developments while providing expert commentary on the state-of-the-art market.