Shenton International launches asset-backed mini bond

By Lisa Walls-Hester on Wednesday 20 July 2016

Alternative Lending

UK investors get the opportunity to invest in real estate projects in Germany, North America and Brazil with the launch of the Shenton International asset-backed mini bond.

Alternative investment group Shenton have launched a new mini-bond offering investors an attractive 10 per cent coupon secured against real estate assets.

The Singapore-based group is working with insight-driven finance specialists Black Swan Edge, the insight-driven alternative finance specialist who bring together data, strategy, and technology to build and run campaigns that help companies raise finance from retail investors. 

The bond will be open until 31 October 2016, and will allow individuals to make minimum investments of £1,000. Funds will then be invested by Shenton’s senior investment team into heritage real estate projects in Germany, residential developments in the US state of Iowa, and prime beachfront hotel refurbishments in the resort of Natal in Brazil. 

Helen Chong, founder of the Shenton Group and CEO of Shenton Holdings, said: “We launched the Shenton Group in 2011 with the aim of giving Singaporeans access to international real estate investment opportunities. Today we’re excited to be offering UK investors the same opportunities to access international real estate investment, with the same types of returns.

“In this testing financial climate, we believe that mini bonds represent a great opportunity to secure a strong fixed-rate return over a defined period – and with investments secured against assets, the Shenton International Mini Bond offers a level of security that we believe can normally only found with products paying a much lower rate."

“We see mini bonds as an exciting alternative opportunity for individuals to invest directly into a business of their choice. We are working with Black Swan Edge, specialists in applying data analysis to finance marketing, to ensure we reach suitable investors.”

The Shenton Group is a Singapore-based investment house, founded in 2011, that specialises in sourcing secure real estate investment opportunities offering a minimum potential return of 9 per cent interest per annum.

Shenton offers structured investments that are secured against tangible real estate assets, and claims to have more than 10,000 customers and has invested more than £390m into 51 international real estate projects in four years.

London-based Shenton International Bonds plc launched the first Shenton International Asset-Backed Mini Bond in January 2016, raising £2.4m.

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