Alternative investment opportunities

Add something a little different to your investment portfolio

You have probably built an established portfolio of stocks and shares, maybe some tax-efficient investments, such as VCT, EIS or SEIS. But what if you want to add something a little different?

Perhaps you are looking for a better home for your cash – especially considering the current unprecedented low interest rates. You'd be hard-pushed to find any mainstream savings account that pays more than 1% and some banks are already paving the way to charge customers for holding their deposits. In this context, taking some risk in exchange for the potential of better returns may appear a more palatable option.   

Maybe you want to diversify your portfolio further by investing in assets which may be broadly uncorrelated to stock-market investments or offer some degree of inflation proofing. 

Or you may just want something a little different, more exciting, that you cannot normally access via mainstream channels.

That’s why in addition to helping you find the best VCTs, EIS, SEIS and IHT portfolios we are continually looking to offer the best in breed of other investments such as secured bonds, private equity investments, property development and property syndicate deals.

These deals are usually only open to High Net Worth or Sophisticated Investors, because they may be riskier and more illiquid than other investments and capital is at risk. They may not be covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

We only feature deals we believe can deliver on their promises and which have merit for investors.

Forestry
Eligibility
Experienced investors only
Typical minimum investment
£50,000+
Octopus Choice – a variable 4% to 5% per annum, no fixed term
Type
Co-investment in property loans
Target raise
Uncapped
Interest rate
around 4% (not guaranteed)
Term
No fixed term
Loan to value
60% on average
Downloads
Property deals
Eligibility
Experienced investors only
Typical minimum investment
£25,000+