Long Income Property is a relatively recent sector that is well placed to provide stable income yields at a time when political and economic uncertainties threaten to fuel volatility and struggling capital values in the wider property market. Intelligent Partnership report have published a 60 page sector report focused on this asset class, which was, until recently, the reserve of pension funds and other institutional investors. The intention is to give advisers and financial planners, an easy to read, CPD accredited resource that explains the strengths of Long Income Property for their clients.
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.
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.
Over the last few years there has been rapid growth in a new segment of the bond market, commonly referred to as mini bonds. Mini bonds are unlisted company bonds marketed to retail investors. Although they raise relatively small amounts of funds compared to listed retail bonds or equity fund raising and are usually issued by smaller companies, some household names such as John Lewis, Tesco and Ladbrokes have also participated in the market, raising awareness of this new asset class.
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.
Collectibles are often items of personal interest and seen as a hobby, rather than an investment. While they are not traditional financial products, there are many ‘investment grade’ collectibles that can provide diversification, a hedge against inflation, a physical store of wealth and an additional source of returns. In this article, Intelligent Partnership’s Junior Research Analyst, Samantha Goins, covers the benefits and considerations when investing in collectibles, as well as how to mitigate some of the risks.
Gold is the most widely understood precious metal, which for thousands of years has been used as a currency and sign of wealth. Today it is used as a physical store of wealth and safe haven asset by ordinary retail investors, providing diversification and a hedge against inflation. In this article, Intelligent Partnership’s Investment Analyst Luke Jackson covers the benefits and considerations when investing in gold, as well as touching on the different ways for retail investors to access this sector.
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.
Student property is one of the fastest growing alternative investment sectors. It provides a physical store of wealth, a hedge against inflation and regular rental income – in much the same way as well established commercial and residential property. There are many options available in the market for retails investors and it has been a top performing asset in recent years. But investors must understand the fundamentals behind the sector and fully assess the opportunities presented to them.