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?

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 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 seek to offer investments such as forestry, 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. The investments themselves may be unregulated and not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Acamar Films – 8.5% p.a. secured loan notes
Type
Secured loan notes
Target raise through Wealth Club
£3.1 million
Interest rate
8.5% p.a.
Interest payment
Quarterly
Term
Three years
Minimum investment
£20,000
Application deadline
CLOSED
Amberside ALP – up to 5.5% p.a. fixed rate secured bonds
Type
Secured Bond
Target raise
£30 million
Interest rate
up to 5.5% p.a.
Term
Three years, two years, or one month notice
Minimum investment
£10,000
Deadline
CLOSED
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Exclusive property deals
Eligibility
Experienced investors only
Typical minimum investment
£25,000+
Forestry
Eligibility
Experienced investors only
Typical minimum investment
£50,000+
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MAVEN Bonds – up to 7.75% p.a. secured asset-backed bonds
Type
Secured asset-backed bonds
Target raise
£7 million
Interest rate
4.75% to 7.75% p.a.
Interest payment
Quarterly or rolled up and paid at maturity
Term
To March 2021 or March 2023
Minimum investment
£1,000
Deadline for next issue
Noon, 31 Oct 2019
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Octopus Choice – around 4% 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
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Solar: 6.6% to 10.1% p.a. inflation-proof income – not guaranteed – plus IHT relief
Eligibility
Experienced investors only
Typical minimum investment
£100,000
Sterling Suffolk S1 Bonds – fixed-interest with effective rate of 8.25% or 8.5% p.a.
Type
Secured bond
Target raise
£5.5 million
Effective interest rate
up to 8.5% p.a.
Interest payment
Rolled up or paid half yearly
Term
31 Jan 2022
Minimum investment
£10,000
Deadline
CLOSED
Triple Point Income Service
Type
Secured bond
Target raise
£5 million
Rate of interest
Up to 6.43% AER
Term
1, 2 or 3 years
Income payments
Monthly or at maturity
ISA available?
Yes
Minimum investment
£1,000
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Wind energy: target income of up to 8% p.a. plus IHT relief – not guaranteed
Eligibility
Experienced investors only
Typical minimum investment
£100,000