Financial World Takes on Museum Funding Woes - A New Financial Exchange Where Investment-Grade Art and Valuables Are Traded to the Public in Fractional Shares

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LIQUID RARITY EXCHANGE™ (LRE) was developed to provide a new source of capital for all types of museums that are currently facing a crisis with cuts in endowments and governmental funding. LRE is a newly patented marketplace in which museum assets are publicly traded as financial securities without change to their physical location. This groundbreaking investment alternative allows museums to display and retain possession of their valued art while at the same time generating capital and cutting overhead. "In the past, ‘art asset’ investments were predominately made by wealthy individuals through private placements. In today’s speculative financial climate, investors are constantly looking for new avenues. All the while, a market that generally outperforms the S&P 500 has remained out of reach of the common investor. We want to bridge that gap." – Mike Saigh, Founder of LRE (Referenced from Issued Saigh, Patent - 8,015,069B2 Issue Date September 6, 2011).

LRE funds could include all rarity classifications including but not limited to: Fine Arts, Treasure and Jewelry, Entertainment & Sports Memorabilia, Antiques, Arms & Militaria, Rare Books & Media, IP Rights, Musical Instruments, Autographs, Rare Vehicles, and more.

A New Tangible Alternative Security Exchange

Museums along with experts of varying disciplines will hand-pick “Art assets” of high value and growth potential and pool them into Exchange Traded Rarity Funds (ETRF’s). ETRFs are then registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and offered in fractional shares to investors through independent IPOs. Although the public inherits ownership in the form of trade value, museums and galleries will maintain the physical rights to the assets.

The following summarizes the financial benefit to private museums and collectors:

  • Increased public exposure.
  • New capital generated from each IPO.
  • No change in physical location or usage rights.
  • Rarity funds will assume insurance overhead.

It is LRE's mission to facilitate public access to innovative investment alternatives through a new exchange process.
We plan to achieve our mission by: (1) Networking investment fund managers with museums and collectors to create a new alternative investment platform; (2) Governing the review and approval of all rarity fund proposals; (3) Maintaining transparency and SEC compliance; (4) Providing all manner of information regarding the exchange and its funds to the public through a comprehensive database; (5) Expanding the depth and scope of our Intellectual Property.

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Information on this website is intended for reference purposes only. For a complete understanding of Liquid Rarity Exchange and Saigh & Son, LLC (referred to herein as LRE and S&S) intellectual property,readers must refer to patent number US 8,015,069 B2. No information presented on this website is intended to limit or otherwise alter the scope of LRE and S&S claimed subject matter and intellectual property.

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