Dry Bulk Shipping is an established industry that has been around for centuries and is essential to global trade. The industry is well placed to take advantage of any economic recovery and now could well be the perfect time to invest as there is not enough supply, so any rise in demand will have to lead to higher valuations. However, this is a niche investment and so advisers will need to inform themselves about the risks and benefits. Our report covers the investment case, the history, the current state of the market and the outlook for the future, so readers will be able to approach the sector from a position of knowledge.
The Alternative Finance Industry Report 2015 provides a view of the asset class through the eyes of retail financial services professionals, giving them the answers they require if they are to successfully engage with the sector.
The report outlines and defines what alternative finance is, where is sprang from and where it is today. The report assesses some of the risks of investing and dives deep into the surprisingly diverse alternative finance investment universe.
It also looks at some of the big developments and give our view on these changes.
Another highlight in IP’s series of Real Assets Reports – which includes Rare Stamps & Coins and Fine Wine – The Precision Engineering Report is designed to provide readers with the background and knowledge to make an informed decision about whether investments in Precision Engineering would be suitable and beneficial for them and help readers understand how to mitigate risks.
The BPR Industry Report 2015 is the first market review of Business Property Relief (BPR). This 74-page report provides a look into the rewards and risks of BPR products and solutions, charting market growth and development. The report presents insights from the largest survey of adviser and provider attitudes to BPR plus guidance on client suitability, product selection, and planning scenarios. Gain understanding of the market with an analysis of all 52 BPR products launched since 1995.
The first sector report focused purely on fine wine as an asset class examines the investment case and the risks and mitigations of an enjoyable, collectible, tangible asset with a fascinating history and a future worthy of serious consideration. The Report explores supply and demand characteristics, geographic buyer profiles, investment strategies as well as the challenges around valuation and the expertise available to best optimise this portfolio diversifier.
This report takes a detailed look at the Rare Stamps and Coins sector. Covering the investment case, drivers of demand, recent and historical market activity, as well as the unique considerations and how to mitigate the risks of a rare stamp or coin investment. The report includes analysis of several rare coin and stamp indices and how they have compared to more mainstream asset classes. Alongside a comprehensive analysis of the market, the report highlights the challenges investors may face and provides guidelines for investing and opportunities in the market.
The Peer-to-Business Report 2014 takes a detailed look at peer-to-business (P2B) lending and offers a balanced introduction to the Alternative Finance market – analysing the performance and growth of crowdfunding, real estate lending and peer-to-peer lending. This report helps investors and intermediaries’ understand P2B lending and which investment opportunities are suitable and appropriate.
Real estate crowdfunding is a relatively new concept, which builds on real estate investment and the rapidly growing crowdfunding movement. With the global real estate market worth over $19 trillion per year, there is a huge opportunity for crowdfunding to exploit. With low entry levels and as an alternative to mainstream financial products, you can see why crowdfunding has proven popular with investors. As a result of this growing trend, we have produced our first report dedicated to real estate crowdfunding.
The EIS Industry Report 2014 is the very first comprehensive overview of the background, risks and benefits of the EIS market. The report includes unique analysis of historical and current EIS investment opportunities, adviser and investor surveys to gauge market sentiment together with a survey of EIS investment managers and investment providers. The report aims to bring more transparency to the EIS market and educate readers on the unique opportunities and risks with EIS investments.
Following on from our 2013 industry report focused on real assets, we are pleased to publish the 2014 edition of this report. The report considers what has happened over the last 16 months, provides unique analysis and insight into the sector and discusses what the future may hold for real asset based alternative investments. This report includes detailed analysis of the most common alternative investment sectors including property, land, forestry, energy, farmland and precious metals.