We have an investment team that specialises in the sectors in the portfolio and we also operate shadow coverage so we always have two analysts with expertise in any one sector.
We are cautious for 2018 and would prefer to increase our exposure in sectors we already know – typically these sectors are non-cyclical. As we move through the cycle, we may look to move into other sectors but that still wouldn’t be for another year or so.
I think the most significant change is purely the market awareness that there is of our business now that we’re regularly featured and written about in the press.
I wouldn’t say that there is one! We have a spread of investors from the smallest retail investor to the very largest institutional investor and the whole spectrum in between! The return profile we are targeting appeals to such a broad range of investors.
As a manager, our USP is that we focus on the alternative credit space. RM Funds will deliver a number of strategies over time to deliver product to investors who are seeking bond-like income returns away from traditional fixed-income investments. Our staff are also what make us unique – we really have an exceptional team that are all working with a common goal to protect investors capital and deliver the returns we seek.
Really our focus is working with exceptional management teams, finding opportunities to lend where we have physical assets of either plant and machinery, or property to lend against. These types of investment opportunities can be found in the SME space as well as the mid-market space. It’s about leaving no stone unturned as we seek exceptional investment opportunities.
Launching the IPO for RMDL – it was the culmination of many years work and has enabled our team to take the business to the next level.
Raising the capital for the IPO and delivering the message around exactly what our investment strategy is to a market that was not familiar with what we were trying to achieve.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
App – NOAA radar – being a classic Brit and boring as this in app to monitor the weather
Book – The Fruit Palace – a slightly unbelievable true story
Holiday – Ibiza every time – a quiet beach in the northern part of the island, rather than the San Antonio area