Insights

Outlook in Alternatives 2022

There is a compelling case for an increased inclusion of alternatives in investment portfolios, as alternatives gain traction with investors who understand the need for diversification.

Top 5 Investment Trends in Alternatives 2022

Investor interest in alternatives rapidly expanded in the second half of 2021. As we commence 2022, we outline five trends relevant to investors in alternatives for the new year.

iPartners inFocus - The Economy, Markets and Alternatives

The alternatives asset class tends to march to a different beat. Industry/company specifics matter as much as the broad economic backdrop.

Australian Financial Review: iPartners secured senior debt position

The Australian Financial Review today reporting on Tradeplus24's new $100m debt facility of which iPartners has secured the senior debt position.

iPartners 2021 Guide to Alternatives Assets

Round up of the year in alternatives.

iPartners named Finalist in 6th Annual FinTech Awards 2021

iPartners has been named as a finalist in the 6th Annual FinTech Awards 2021 for Best Alternative Investment Platform. Congratulations to all the finalists.

iPartners inFocus - Climate Change

Climate change has steadily moved up the ranks of what worries households and business. The debate is contentious. So we should beware the prophets of doom. And the climate sceptics. Greenhouse gases rise with income. But there is a tipping point where they begin to fall.

iPartners makes AFR Fast Starters List 2021

iPartners investment platform has taken off like a skyrocket since its foundation five years ago, attracting more than 10,000 investors and more than $1.1 billion of investments across more than 180 funds.

Secondary Market Liquidity Is Growing in Alternatives

Secondary market liquidity is increasingly important for direct investors. At iPartners our investors can sell back their holdings.

iPartners Talking Alternatives: Deep Dive Into iPartners Funds Management

Overview of iPartners Funds Management and the performance of the iPartners Investment Fund, iPartners Core Income Fund and iPartners Growth Fund.

Mark Sherwood talks "Alternatives" with Ausbiz

There is a lot going on in the 'alternatives sector' according to Mark Sherwood from iPartners, who says the demand is coming from businesses needing to fuel further growth.

AFI Alternatives Podcast With Travis Miller

Travis recently spoke about iPartners and the alternatives asset class with Emilie and Cluny from The Alpha Females Invest Podcast. AFI is aimed at investors looking to elevate their financial knowledge.

What's In Store For Credit Investors?

The financial markets have shown a willingness to question central bank messaging locally over the last few weeks around expectations of how long interest rates can remain at these record low levels.

iPartners - Leveraged Equity Loans

Investors are seeking more targeted exposures in single stock or across specific sectors that are well positioned to provide robust and consistent earnings, particularly as yield curves start to steepen and the economic re-openings provide a staggered recovery.

Banks - A Look Behind The Curtain

Banks have always been something of a polarising topic of debate in Australia. We either love’em or hate’em. But all would agree that banks are an essential component of a modern economy.

Australian Financial Review: Historic Regional NSW Pub Sells For $32m

A recently article in the Australian Financial Review reported on Harvest Hotels purchase of the Woy Woy Hotel and iPartners equity raise for Harvest Pub Fund 2.

Bob Mansfield appointed chair of iPartners

Online alternative investments platform iPartners has drafted former Telstra chair Bob Mansfield to chair its board ahead of a pre-IPO raise next year.

iPartners inFocus - Inflation Do We Need To Worry?

Inflation concerns are a fundamental driver of volatility in financial markets.

iPartners Tasmanian Farming Fund featured on Ausbiz

Today Mark Sherwood spoke with Nadine Blayney about the recently launched iPartners Tasmanian Farming Fund and co-investor Compass Agribusiness Management Ltd.

What Is A Secured Loan Portfolio?

A secured loan portfolio is a primary source of funding for companies looking to finance their growth or used for their daily business operations.

Koala Farmland Fund In The News

There’s a new way to help save Australia’s iconic endangered koalas thanks to a special investment fund.

WorkPac’s $20m convertible note reveals IPO prospects

A recent AFR article mentions iPartners recent involvement in WorkPac’s $20 million raise via a convertible note, as it weighs up an IPO in the next few years saying “......Seventytwo Capital was tapped to manage the raising alongside investment platform iPartners.”

Generating Superior Risk Adjusted Returns In iPartners Managed Funds

iPartners is dedicated to providing our wholesale investor clients with access to alternative investments. As part of this mission, we offer a range of managed Funds.

OurMoneyMarket raising Series C on $117m valuation

OMM Fintech in the Australian Financial Review.

Mark Sherwood discusses iPartners Koala Farmland Fund with Ausbiz

Watch Mark's interview here.

Women are looking for new ways to invest.

The inclusion of alternative assets in SMSF's or an investment portfolio can help offset market volatility

Australian Financial Review: Koala fund chews into demand for developer offsets

Australian Financial Review article on the recently launched Koala Farmland Fund.

Alternative Assets in SMSF's

For Australian investors, alternative assets have historically been accessible by large institutional investors and family offices. This is now changing.

How to design your alternative asset investment strategy

If the largest institutional investor allocations from some of our country’s biggest investors are used as a guide this would place the alternative asset investment category weightings in the 15 to 20% category of portfolios.

Australian Financial Review - Futurerent and iPartners

Futurerent and iPartners article in the Australian Financial Review. It’s pay day for early rental income fintech Futurerent, which has signed the dotted line on a $20 million debt facility with iPartners.

Significant opportunities remain for investors in the Australian private debt sector

iPartners Investment Fund recently featured in an article in Adviser Voice.

Investor Strategy: High Praise for iPartners in Debt

In its latest ratings for the burgeoning private debt asset class, where non-institutional products are starting to take hold for smaller investors, Evergreen Ratings has given the iPartners Investment Fund (IIF) a ‘commended’ rating.

iPartners nabs $27m valuation

Travis Miller, CEO was quoted as saying "group wanted to have around $2 billion in assets delivered through its platform to more than 7500 investors in the coming year, before targeting an initial public offering".

iPartners Rebound Series Delivers Investors 422% Return

iPartners Rebound Series was created so investors could possibly take advantage of the COVID-19 market downturn that occurred in March 2020.

iPartners Growth Fund

iPartners Funds Management launches new iPartners Growth Fund - one of the most diversified portfolios of equity like exposure across non- bank lenders, pre-IPO Companies, private equity, private asset aggregation funds, and other equity like assets.

iPartners Investment Selection Process

When looking for investment opportunities we work through a thorough investment selection and due diligence process where we focus on understanding underlying market dynamics of a transaction and the risk associated with it.

Why is Private Credit Good Value?

As an investor asking “why?” is an important first step and this is our perspective on why we believe private credit is good value.

Unlocking Potential in "Value-Added" Hospitality Investments

There is significant demand for real estate investments globally. As investors, our aim is to recognise assets that may be neglected, undervalued or simply overlooked.

Understanding Risks in Private Credit Investing

It’s natural for investors to focus on the return side of private credit. It’s the exciting part. However, to make an educated investment, understanding what risks are involved is important in helping to determine whether the return is commensurate or greater compensation for the risk.

Digital Funding Platform Expands Operations With Key Appointments

iPartners, whose platform has raised more than $500 million across a wide range of alternative asset classes, including private credit, asset backed debt and property, is continuing to thrive appointing three senior hires the same week it launched its first international deal.

What is a Funding Warehouse?

The best way to think of a funding warehouse is like a large, private, secured line of credit to a company or trust that they utilise to provide lots of smaller loans or receivables to customers.

Funding the Buy Now Pay Later Sector

The Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) sector in Australia is generating a lot of attention, largely as a result of the success of Afterpay, and to a lesser extent ZipMoney, as well as the increasingly long list of “me too” style initial public offerings (IPOs) seen since COVID-19.

Fixed Income Investing

5 Step Private Investment Filter

Gold! Gold! Gold!

What's next for the precious metal?

Why we like OurMoneyMarket

Asset Backed Securities (ABS)

The Bulls vs The Bears

iPartners Rebound Series & iPartners Pullback Series

iPartners Pullback Series 1 Comparison

iPartners Pullback Series 1 Comparison with ASX Listed Short ETF's

The Upside of Edstart

Asset Backed Securities (ABS)

It's time to start dipping your toe in the water and investing

Travis Miller breaks down his thoughts on why he believes it's time to start looking for opportunities in a fractured market

Ongoing market volatility re-affirms it’s time for Australian investors to diversify wealth accumulation

Alternative asset allocation

Wholesale fund to focus on alternative investment debt

Alternative investment firm iPartners has launched a new fund to provide wholesale investors with exposure to alternative debt investment opportunities offered to its investor network. The iPartners Investment fund is seeking to raise an initial$10 million.

New credit facility for education loans

NAB Ventures and Larsen Ventures investee Edstart has been advanced a fifth credit facility by alternative asset credit firm iPartners.

iPartners launches first investment fund due to investor demand

Are Your Alternative Investments Working as Intended?

Why Argentina?

The importance of partnering with the right service provider for your capital raising and fund administration

What Is Co-Investing?

Keeping It Simple

The Importance of Risk Disclosure

Asset Backed Investing

iPlatforms - Coming Soon

iPartners is going to the SMSF adviser conference!

It's not all doom and gloom for markets

The iPartners team keeps on growing

When Critical Events Occur

Structural Protection

Caringbah Build-to-Rent

Something new, something old, something borrowed

Private Debt

Growing iPartners Team

Technology and Liquidity

Portfolio Loss Protection

Another First for iPartners!

Leverage as a risk management tool

How to increase the yield on an equity portfolio

How are iPartners Investors making money on Telstra?

Experienced Deutsche banker joins iPartners

It’s EOFY Time!

iPartners launches Secondary Trading Platform

Anyone for Advice?

What Is The Fair Price?

The Structured Credit Interview

Does anyone remember Subordination?