Rüdiger K. Weng has been involved in the finance market and, in parallel, the art and collectibles business for more than 25 years. During his trading, mainly focused on the activities of Dresdner Bank, in 1983 he founded a trading and auction company for financial documents and autographs. In Wiesbaden in 1988, his CLASSIC EFFECTEN GMBH held the most significant auction to date for securities and financial historical documents – a segment in which Weng has built probably the most important collection over a period of 30 years.
From the mid-1980s Rüdiger K Weng also put his fiscal expertise into Asset Management and was involved in the development of various financial products. A little later, along came a seat for an insolvency administrator which Weng, as an analyst with a focus on financial businesses, stood for.
After a year of widescale research, Weng founded the art dealership Weng Fine Art, together with his former partner. In April 2004 he turned it into a public limited company, which he then floated on the stock exchange on 2 January 2012. His passion for business is inseparably linked with bringing together the interests of the finance markets and art markets, and to create together with complementary partners an internationally leading enterprise in this interface. Focus especially lies on establishing and further developing new and pioneering business models.
Since 2008, Rüdiger K. Weng has formed the “Nadour Collection” – one of the largest private collections of contemporary art from the Middle East. He resides privately in Düsseldorf and Paris with his lifelong partner, likewise active in the art market, and devotes his limited free time to topics related to archaeology, art and history.