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Peer2Peer Finance News | January 17, 2018

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Honeycomb doubles its net assets in a year

August 31, 2017 |

HONEYCOMB investment trust has doubled its net assets in the 12-month period ending 30 June 2017.

According to the company’s half-year report released on Thursday, net asset value (NAV) including income was £304,749,000, up from £150,925,000 a year earlier. Likewise, … Read More

Honeycomb returns to form with 0.65 per cent NAV increase

August 21, 2017 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust saw its net asset value (NAV) grow by 0.65 per cent in July, raising its year-to-date returns to 5.81 per cent.

This represents a return to form for the trust, which saw its NAV drop from 1.8 … Read More

P2P fund share issues boost investment trust sector

July 13, 2017 |

FUNDRAISINGS by Honeycomb and the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) helped push share issues to record levels in the investment trust sector for the first half of 2017.

Secondary issuances raised £3.3bn in the first six months of the … Read More

How has the P2P sector fared in the year since the Brexit vote?

June 23, 2017 |

IT IS often said that a week is a long time in politics, so there has been plenty of scope for change in the 12 months since the controversial vote to leave the European Union.

The peer-to-peer lending sector has … Read More

Honeycomb sees NAV sweetened by successful share placing

June 21, 2017 |

HONEYCOMB investment trust saw its net asset value (NAV) boosted in May by an oversubscribed share placing.

The alternative finance-focused investment trust saw its NAV grow 1.8 per cent or 0.77 per cent after the boost from the extra funds … Read More

Honeycomb raises £105m from oversubscribed share placing

May 31, 2017 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust has raised £105m from an oversubscribed share placing, which it will use to capitalise on new business opportunities.

The alternative finance-focused investment fund said on Wednesday that it had successfully completed its placing of 10 million shares, … Read More

Pollen Street to take control of MW Eaglewood in altfin mega-deal

May 24, 2017 |

POLLEN STREET Capital is to take a controlling stake in MW Eaglewood, creating one of Europe’s largest alternative finance-focused investment managers, with assets of around £2bn.

Pollen Street, which manages the Honeycomb Investment Trust, will become the majority shareholder … Read More

Alternative finance funds beat the sector average for dividend yield

March 13, 2017 |

ALTERNATIVE finance-focused investment trusts are paying above the average in the Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC) debt sector, with some providing investors with returns of up to eight per cent.

In comparison, the average yield in the AIC debt sector … Read More

How P2P funds have fared over the past year

February 27, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending-focused investment funds are a popular way for investors to get exposure to the ever-growing P2P market.

But the unpredictable economic and political environment means the performance of these funds varies.

Net asset value (NAV) returns range from three per cent to … Read More

Most board members of P2P trusts have skin in the game

February 21, 2017 |

THE MAJORITY of board members of peer-to-peer investment trusts have “skin in the game”, research has revealed.

Canaccord Genuity research has assessed the pay and investments of board members of investment trusts. The analysis included funds focused on the P2P … Read More