Wendy Battleson is Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in New York, focusing on art finance, next generation wealth planning and wealth management. She offers extensive knowledge of the art and luxury markets, and provides sustained leadership, advice, and coordination to an accomplished clientele, helping them deploy their wealth more thoughtfully and strategically. Battleson has significant expertise in fine art, wine, watches, jewelry, and classic automobiles. Prior to joining Bank of America, she was Co-Founder and Principal of art Strategy Partners, a bespoke consultancy, where she oversaw collection management, art acquisitions, legacy planning, and art negotiations, among others. Earlier in her career, she was an executive at Christie’s auction house in New York, London, and Hong Kong, where she developed new strategies and dealt with structures of $3 billion in annual global art transactions.
2016 - 2022
2007 - 2016
BANK OF AMERICA
Battleson supports clients in navigating the acquisition, curation, intergenerational transfer, and sale of fine art, watches, jewellery, and classic automobiles.
She helps clients evaluate their wealth within the framework of their investment objectives, lending needs, philanthropic interests, and family dynamics.
She also structured numerous private sales at the highest levels as well as global auction consignments.