We believe transparency is crucial in developing a trustworthy, long-lasting relationship with current and future investors on our journey to become the one-stop shop alternative assets platform. Below is our Q2 2022 snapshot with insights into Yieldstreet’s current overall portfolio and inception-to-date performance. In addition, please refer to our Statistics page for additional context and performance data.
To date, Yieldstreet’s matured investments have returned an annualized 9.7%, net of fees3, approximately in line with their weighted average targeted return of 10.0%. As of Q2 2022, only fixed income investments previously offered on the platform have matured and are therefore included in the above mentioned performance figure, which does not reflect future potential returns from different investment types. Current offerings – which include both debt and equity – may have different and potentially higher or lower return targets.
Portfolio Snapshot & Trends
While Yieldstreet’s mission of offering investors access to alternative investments has been consistent since inception, the composition of the types of offerings available to investors has changed together with fluctuations in macroeconomic conditions.
In Q2 2022, global markets faced extraordinary challenges due to a deteriorating macro environment, as inflation spiked together with geopolitical risk. While the root of the equity market selloff lies in high inflation numbers, geopolitical woes and monetary tightening, it cannot be ignored that a large part of the market’s downturn was concentrated in “growthy” tech stocks, a signal of their potential overvaluation, and also – in our view – of the lack of diversification of some existing passive public markets exposure.
Closer to the end of the quarter, a decrease in consumer spending triggered a reverse in the 10-year yield by mid-June, which, together with commodities starting to level, may be signaling the potential for an upcoming economic slowdown. However, the slowdown in the US is expected to be less severe than in other parts of the world – namely China and Europe – that are more sensitive to global economic trends.
During this period, the value proposition of including alternative investments in a diversified portfolio was highlighted by reduced portfolio drawdowns and volatility, decreased correlation to other asset classes1, and increased inflation protection2 when compared to public market exposures. A flurry of headlines came out around institutional4 and individual investors increasing allocations and interest in alternative investments5; a trend that we see persisting well into the future.
Notably, the Yieldstreet Prism Fund outperformed public markets during the first half of 2022. The Fund seeks to provide investors with income by investing in income producing alternative investments (i.e., private credit, legal financing, real estate debt, etc.) Learn more about the Prism Fund here.
During the quarter, we continued to expand our offering of third-party funds, namely in legal finance – a fund managed by Contingency Capital, which was founded by the former lead legal finance manager at Fortress Investment Group – and private equity, where we are exploring opportunities with one of the top ten largest private equity firms in the world. We believe actively managed funds can better help weather the current market environment of high volatility and rapidly changing investor sentiment.
We also continue to provide income generating opportunities aimed at offsetting inflation, including structured notes and floating rate debt, which helps cushion the effect of an increasingly hawkish monetary policy in the US.
In addition, investments in real estate and art have thus far performed well given their multi-year investment horizon, well structured nature, and potential inflation hedging characteristics.
Going forward, Yieldstreet believes private market investments are likely to continue to play a crucial role in offering potential for protection against market volatility given observed lower correlation as compared to traditional public markets and inflation given certain inflationary hedge aspects of real assets. In addition, these investments offer the potential for enhanced risk-adjusted returns, irrespective of macroeconomic and market conditions.
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Previous portfolio snapshot: Q1 2022
Past performance is not indicative of future results All data presented in this communication is dated as of June 30, 2022. Please note any leverage used is not included in the Asset Class by Dollars Invested data. Our Statistics page includes additional context and performance data. For any further questions, please contact us at [email protected].
1 Guide to Alternatives 2Q 2022 – JPM, pg. 9 Equity market correlations and yields
2 Guide to Alternatives 2Q 2022 – JPM, pg. 20 Real estate and inflation
3 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 Mar 28th, 2022, after deduction of management fees and all other expenses charged to investments.
4 Companies Look to Diversify Their Pension Investments as Funding Levels Soar – WSJ
5 Wealthy Investors Pile Into Private Equity to Escape Stock Volatility – WSJ
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