The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of uncertainty in almost all aspects of society, and the investment sector is no exception.
As a result, it seems investors are now looking at alternative sources to make some money.
Ross Verry, chief executive of Syndex, a private markets investment company, says there's been a resurgence of interest in non-traditional investments lately.
"From an investor point of view we give people the chance to diversify out of the more traditional investments into some really solid investment opportunities that traditionally they haven't had a chance to invest into," Verry told Rural Exchange.
One of those options, he says, is investing in private debt.
"That's where individuals or institutions or trusts will put some money into a fund that lends money to, for example, export companies in New Zealand, growth companies in New Zealand - businesses that haven't been able to access bank debt historically because of the nature of the industry they're in or the stage of their development."
As well as allowing businesses to access different forms of capital to help them grow, Very says "if things go well" such investments can lead to "double-digit returns" for investors.
Listen to the full interview with Ross Verry.
This article was created for Syndex.
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