Hicham Aboutaam – Investing in Ancient Antiquities

Hicham Aboutaam on Bloomberg Personal Finance.

Investing in antiquities offers investors to diversify beyond stocks, bonds and real estate.
Rare objects from ancient civilizations allow collectors to own a piece of history.
View a brief tour of Hicham Aboutaam’s, co-founder of Phoenix Ancient Art, Manhattan Gallery.

Hicham Aboutaam’s brother Ali Aboutaam manages the Phoenix Ancient Art gallery in Geneva, Switzerland.

Careful selection at Phoenix

Hicham Aboutaam and his team carefully select each artefact and work of art on view for its historical importance as well as its intrinsic beauty and artistic value. First and foremost, Phoenix Ancient Art desires the works of art and antiquities to be appealing to the eye, and  then its other facets – age, culture and historical significance add a further dimension.  Each object on display is an example of great craftsmanship and refinement as well as an exemplar of the different civilizations that span the displays.

Hicham Aboutaam and his team at Phoenix make sure to have their displays do the utmost to let the antiquities speak for themselves.

Who is Hicham Aboutaam?

Phoenix Ancient Art (formally incorporated in 1995) is a 2nd generation Ancient Art business run by the Aboutaam family. Founded in 1968 by the late S. Aboutaam, growing from a private gallery only offering private showings, to a major antiquities house that opened its doors to the public and to great successes. Ali and Hicham Aboutaam, S. Aboutaam’s sons, grew up breathing the the antiquities trade, and it was only natural that they would take over the business. In 1998 they stepped into their father’s shoes, and Hicham Aboutaam and his team manage the New York City gallery, while Ali manages the Geneva gallery.