Investment Objective & Policy:
The Company aims to generate attractive and regular dividends through investment in secured debt instruments of UK SMEs and mid-market corporates and/or individuals including any loan, promissory notes, lease, bond, or preference share (such debt instruments, as further described below, being “Loans”) sourced or originated by the Investment Manager with a degree of inflation protection through index-linked returns where appropriate.
The Company will seek to meet its investment objective by making investments in a diversified portfolio of Loans to UK SMEs and mid-market corporates and/or to individuals. These Loans will generally be, but not limited to, senior, subordinated, unitranche and mezzanine debt instruments, documented as loans, notes, leases, bonds or convertible bonds. Such Loans shall typically have a life of 2-10 years. In certain limited cases Loans in which the Company invests may have equity instruments attached, ordinarily any such equity interests would come in the form of warrants or options attached to a Loan. Typically the Loans will have coupons which may be fixed, index-linked or LIBOR linked.
ESG & Impact Methodology
A bespoke framework designed to align with international approaches to impact measurement, with annual reporting to investors. Due to the nature of the bilateral loan investments the Company is well positioned to give investors visibility over the impact created by their capital. Further information about the methodology can be found here.