A message from our founders — Q3 2022

October 13, 20222 min read
A message from our founders — Q3 2022
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We know this year’s volatile public market conditions have left even the most confident investors feeling on edge about the future. With that in mind, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some positive news from Yieldstreet as we enter the final quarter of 2022.

By nearly all metrics, Yieldstreet investors are on track to have their strongest year to date.  

  • We have distributed ~$500M to investors year-to-date — our highest in a single year — with three months to go. 
  • The vast majority of our investments continue to perform in line with expectations, despite the volatile public market landscape.1
  • We recently achieved our highest return by a single investment with Williamsburg Multi-Family Restructuring — a 45% net annualized return. 

Since inception and through multiple market cycles, 91% of our matured investments have achieved within 0.5% of their target or better. Yieldstreet is proud to be one of the only private market platforms that publishes realized returns for each of our individual investments

We continue to source opportunities that we believe are well-suited for the current environment, launch new platform features to enhance your investor experience, and publish content that provides education and context for our 400K+ members. 

With that said, 2022 has been among the worst years for a traditional portfolio of stocks and bonds.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance late last year, Michael warned of a challenging public market outlook, as inflation began to rise and signs of economic instability emerged. Since then, we have seen public equities fall by up to 25% and bonds drop by nearly 15%

We believe the main reason for this volatility is tremendous macro and geopolitical uncertainty: 

  • How high will the Fed and other central banks hike rates? 
  • Will inflation come down after trillions of dollars in stimulus has flowed into the economy?
  • How long will the war in Ukraine and related market disruption last?
  • What will be the impact of the upcoming general election? 

As we see it, we have not yet reached the bottom, and significant volatility will remain a fixture of traditional portfolios for the foreseeable future. 

We believe the real returns are in private market alternatives. 

In significant drawdowns of the past, there were few opportunities to invest beyond stocks and bonds. Today, more alternative options are available than ever. 

In consultation with your advisors, we encourage you to consider if an opportunity exists to expand your allocation to private markets. No matter the environment, BlackRock and other top managers suggest allocating up to 20% of your portfolio to alternative investments. 

To help provide guidance, we recently launched a tool that matches you with investment opportunities aligned with your objectives. See what investments we recommend for you here.

We thank you for your trust in Yieldstreet and look forward to continuing to build an enduring relationship with you. 

Milind Mehere
Founder & CEO

Michael Weisz
Founder & President

We believe our 10 alternative asset classes, track record across 470+ investments, third party reviews, and history of innovation makes Yieldstreet “The leading platform for private market investing,” as compared to other private market investment platforms.

1 Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Any historical returns, expected returns, or probability projections may not reflect actual future performance. All securities involve risk and may result in significant losses.

3 "Annual interest," "Annualized Return" or "Target Returns" represents a projected annual target rate of interest or annualized target return, and not returns or interest actually obtained by fund investors. “Term" represents the estimated term of the investment; the term of the fund is generally at the discretion of the fund’s manager, and may exceed the estimated term by a significant amount of time. Unless otherwise specified on the fund's offering page, target interest or returns are based on an analysis performed by Yieldstreet of the potential inflows and outflows related to the transactions in which the strategy or fund has engaged and/or is anticipated to engage in over the estimated term of the fund. There is no guarantee that targeted interest or returns will be realized or achieved or that an investment will be successful. Actual performance may deviate from these expectations materially, including due to market or economic factors, portfolio management decisions, modelling error, or other reasons.

4 Reflects the annualized distribution rate that is calculated by taking the most recent quarterly distribution approved by the Fund's Board of Directors and dividing it by prior quarter-end NAV and annualizing it. The Fund’s distribution may exceed its earnings. Therefore, a portion of the Fund’s distribution may be a return of the money you originally invested and represent a return of capital to you for tax purposes.

5 Represents the sum of the interest accrued in the statement period plus the interest paid in the statement period.

6 The internal rate of return ("IRR") represents an average net realized IRR with respect to all matured investments, excluding our Short Term Notes program, weighted by the investment size of each individual investment, made by private investment vehicles managed by YieldStreet Management, LLC from July 1, 2015 through and including July 18th, 2022, after deduction of management fees and all other expenses charged to investments.

7 Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Yieldstreet Alternative Income Fund before investing. The prospectus for the Yieldstreet Alternative Income Fund contains this and other information about the Fund and can be obtained by emailing [email protected] or by referring to www.yieldstreetalternativeincomefund.com. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing in the Fund. Investments in the Fund are not bank deposits (and thus not insured by the FDIC or by any other federal governmental agency) and are not guaranteed by Yieldstreet or any other party.

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9 Statistics as of the most recent month end.

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