Yieldstreet

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Earn Passive Income with Alternative Investments. Investments in Real Estate, Art, Marine, and more. 12.44% net annual return.

Investment risk

Low

Min investment

$1,000

Target return

8% - 15%

Fees

1%

Overview

Generate passive income with alternative investments and diversify your portfolio with investments starting at $1k. Yieldstreet is a crowdfunding alternative investment platform that helps you invest in a wide range of asset backed investments. Unlike most other crowdfunding platforms that focus on a particular type of asset class, Yieldstreet offers a variety of asset-backed debt investments such as real estate investment loans, accounts receivable financing, fine art, marine finance, loans backed by artwork, and litigation finance

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Why Invest

  • 12.44% net annual return
  • Short duration (3 months to 5 years)
  • Access to innovative income-generating products

How you make money

With Yieldstreet, you are lending money to borrowers and therefore earn frequent interest payments on your invested (or loaned) principal. Yieldstreet provides investors access to alternative investments, typically with low correlation to the stock market. They work with experienced originators who provide a loan for a project (or need) that is collateralized by an underlying asset from the associated borrower, such as a real estate property, legal settlement or shipping vessel. Their offerings currently focus on a number of alternative asset classes, including Real Estate, Legal Finance, Marine Finance, Commercial and Consumer Finance, and Art Finance and have an IRR of 11.54% since 2015. Beside their individual offerings, as an accredited investor you have the ability to also invest in their short term notes.

If you are a unaccredited investor you can still participate with Yieldstreet's Prism Fund. With a single investment, the Yieldstreet Prism Fund allows you to build a fixed-income portfolio, spread across multiple asset classes selected by Yieldstreet. Currently, the Fund has holdings in five asset classes: Art, Commercial, Legal, Real Estate, and is also invested in Corporate preferred bonds. Distributions are made to investors quarterly. As of September 16, 2020, the weighted average yield of the Fund's assets, excluding cash and cash equivalents, was 9.29%.

How Yieldstreet makes money

The displayed and advertised target return for all offerings on the Yieldstreet platform are net of their management and listing fees.

Yieldstreet collects an on average 1-2% management fee on all offerings from investors annually. These fees are disclosed on the individual offering pages for each investment opportunity. In certain circumstances, Yieldstreet may also charge the originator a listing fee.  

There are also flat annual fund expenses investors are responsible for per investment (these are paid from initial interest distributions from your investment) that vary slightly depending on the legal structure of the offering (either SPV or BPDN structure).

Is it Safe?

Yieldstreet has been in business since 2015 and has a community of over 225,000 members who look to alternative investments as a way to diversify their investment portfolios outside of the stock market. To date, Yieldstreet has returned over $600 million in principal and interest payments to their investors. Yieldstreet seeks to minimize risk, for example, with collateral-backed financings and sometimes personal guarantees, as described in the offering documents prepared for each investment. Yieldstreet’s specialized teams evaluate each opportunity within their respective asset class. Since inception, out of the $15B of transactions they've vetted, only $1.6B has passed their selective process to make it on to the platform. In 2020 alone, only 4% passed their process.

Yieldstreet is a registered investment advisor (RIA) with the SEC and makes private offerings pursuant to Regulation D 506(c), and subject to state regulation. As an RIA, Yieldstreet complies with specific SEC rules and regulations. Each SPV’s financials are audited annually by a third-party auditor, Richey May & Co., and the audit reports are made available yearly to investors in each individual investment.

Yieldstreet vets all prospective borrowers heavily but there is always a risk that a Borrower simply fails to repay amounts due or otherwise comply with their obligations. Despite that risk, you should be able to confidently invest with Yieldstreet thanks to their strong history, intensive vetting process, and their SEC compliance.

Things to know

  • You make money onInterest
  • Fees1%
  • Payout frequencyMonthly
  • Term of investment3-48 months
  • LiquidityHard
  • Open toAll Investors

Company

  • Country availabilityUS only
  • Assets under management$500M
  • Established2014
  • Mobile ApplicationIOS, Android

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Amount invested

$7,000

Total fees

$275.3

Value after fees

$8,763.97

Any references to past performance, regarding financial markets or otherwise, do not indicate or guarantee future results.

Forward-looking statements, including without limitations investment outcomes and projections, are hypothetical and educational in nature. The results of any hypothetical projections can and may differ from actual investment results had the strategies been deployed in actual securities accounts.

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