Interval Funds a Bright Spot in Alternative Investments Space
January 4, 2018 | James Sprow | Blue Vault
Interval funds were filing registration statements at a healthy pace in the fourth quarter of 2017. Six new interval funds filed initial registration statements with the SEC in Q4 2017, compared to just three nontraded REIT offerings. For the year, 2017 saw 13 new interval fund registrations compared to a total of 27 in 2016. At the end of 2017, interval fund assets exceeded $23.8 billion, and net assets increased to $19.9 billion, according to Interval Fund Tracker. This compares to the approximately $87.9 billion in total assets within the nontraded REIT space.
Four of the six new interval fund registrations have strategies to invest in credit instruments while two will plan to focus on real estate. Carlyle and Broadstone, two large alternative investment managers, have entered the interval fund market with new products. Carlyle’s global credit platform has over $31 billion in assets under management and their interval fund, OFI Carlyle Global Private Credit Fund will focus on fixed-income securities and credits, including loans, private credit, opportunistic credit and liquid credit. Broadstone Real Estate Access Fund will invest in private CRE and focus on direct real estate investments or in real estate operating companies that acquire, develop and manage real estate. Broadstone currently manages two privately offered REITs, Broadstone Net Lease and Broadtree Residential, and manages commercial and residential real estate across 37 states.
Interval fund offerings are continuous and are required to offer to repurchase shares from shareholders at periodic intervals, often quarterly, and also provide improved transparency by determining net asset values of shares as often as daily.
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The report covers over 20 metrics and data points on individual funds including, but not limited to:
Total assets under management (AUM)
Net capital raised
Explanation of investment strategy and management team
Historical price and trends
Comparisons of earnings and distributions payout
Fund operating expenses
Total return performance
Portfolio yields and return on equity (ROE)
Top portfolio holdings
Asset class holdings breakdown
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Blue Vault’s second Interval Fund and Nontraded CEF Review covers the following funds.
Alternative Strategies Fund
FS Energy Total Return Fund
Griffin Institutional Access Global Credit Fund
Multi-Strategy Growth & Income
NexPoint Real Estate Strategies Fund
Resource Credit Income Fund
Resource Real Estate Diversified Income Fund
Sharespost 100 Fund
Stone Ridge Reinsurance Risk Premium Interval Fund
Total Income + Real Estate Fund
Versus Capital Multi-Manager Real Estate Income Fund
Vertical Capital Income Fund
Wildermuth Endowment Fund
Blackstone Real Estate Income Fund
FS Global Credit Opportunities Fund
Priority Income Fund
TriLinc Global Impact Fund
Triloma EIG Energy Income Fund
Triloma EIG Energy Income Fund – Term I
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