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    Sotheby's (BID)

    45.97 Up 0.49(1.08%) 2:05PM EDT - NYSE Real Time Price
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    1334 York Avenue
    New York, NY 10021
    United States - Map
    Phone: 212-606-7000
    Fax: 212-606-7107
    Website: http://www.sothebys.com

    Index Membership:N/A
    Industry:Specialty Retail, Other
    Full Time Employees:1,550

    Business Summary 

    Sotheby’s operates as an auctioneer of authenticated fine art, decorative art, and jewelry in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, Switzerland, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Agency, Principal, and Finance. The Agency segment accepts property on consignment, stimulates buyer interest through professional marketing techniques, and matches sellers to buyers through the auction or private sale process. The Principal segment is involved in the purchase and sale of artworks, and retail of wines. This segment also provides secured loans to certain art dealers for purchasing artworks. The Finance segment offers financing secured by artworks to collectors and art dealers. This segment provides secured loans, including advances secured by consigned property to borrowers who are contractually committed to sell the property at auction in the near term; and general purpose term loans secured by property not presently intended for sale. The company also engages in licensing Sotheby’s International Realty and related trademarks; and licensing its Sotheby’s brand name for use in connection with the art auction business in Australia, art education services in the United States and the United Kingdom, and print management services. Sotheby’s was founded in 1744 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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    Corporate Governance 
    Sotheby's’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of May 1, 2015 is 1. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 1; Shareholder Rights: 1; Compensation: 1.
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    Key Executives 
    Mr. Patrick S. McClymont , 45
    Chief Financial Officer and Exec. VP
    Mr. Bruno Vinciguerra , 52
    Chief Operating Officer and Exec. VP
    Mr. Alfredo Gangotena , 62
    Chief Marketing Officer and Exec. VP
    Mr. Kevin Ching , 58
    Chief Exec. Officer of Asia
    Mr. Thomas S. Smith Jr., 50
    Chief Exec. Officer, Pres and Director
    Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2014 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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