YieldStreet, an investment crowdfunding platform for alternative assets, notes that they were founded on the principle that “access to and the distribution of income-generating investment products was fundamentally broken.”
Yieldstreet’s primary goal is to offer investors access to alternative investments across asset classes that were “previously unavailable to retail investors.” They remain focused on their mission and are proud of their success when it comes to offering investors access to the “income-generating potential of these alternative products.”
The YieldStreet team writes in a blog post that they believe education and transparency are “critical to this process, which is why [they] provide recurring portfolio snapshots to investors.” The company has shared data that is meant to assist investors with understanding the status of active deals and offer additional information as you “consider your goals and circumstances.”
Here are key highlights shared by YieldStreet (since inception):
- Offerings Launched: 279
- Total Dollars Funded (M): $2,466
- Total Dollars Invested (M): $2,046
- Fully Repaid Offerings: 175
- Principal Repaid to Investors (M): $1,158
- Total Interest Paid to Investors (M): $143
- Principal Repaid to Investors (M): $1,299
In another update, YieldStreet notes that the Prism Fund (during Q3 2021) returned 1.1%, “driven by the continued performance of its fixed income portfolio.”
The quarterly performance continued to “build on the strong performance year-to-date, which stood at 4.5% as of the end of September,” the company noted while adding that the Fund’s more liquid investments, including preferred stock and structured notes, “saw increased volatility, along with the broader market, which caused fluctuations to the Fund’s NAV.”
The Fund “distributed $0.20 per share in September, bringing its year-to-date total distributions up to $0.60 per share, which tracks on pace to meet the Fund’s target distribution rate of 8% for the year,” the YieldStreet team noted.
The Fund “completed its second tender offer to provide liquidity to investors during the third quarter,” the company added while pointing out that alternative investments are “inherently less liquid, but Yieldstreet continues to pursue pathways to provide liquidity for such investments.” The Fund expects to “continue to offer liquidity to investors through tender offers each quarter,” the company wrote in a blog post.
During the quarter, the Fund “increased allocations to Real Estate, Marine and Corporates, with Real Estate now comprising almost 30% of the portfolio.” Allocations to Consumer, Commercial and Legal “saw the largest decrease, mostly due to new assets being invested in other opportunities,” the YieldStreet team revealed while adding that cash in the Fund also “decreased by 4% as the portfolio management team selectively deployed cash into opportunities.”