Tax Saving Options in India

Tax saving options for retail investors have been far and few. With the latest finance bill that has taken away LTCG’s benefits from Debt Mutual Funds, Gold, and International Equity, investors are hardly left with many choices. Debt mutual funds are on the verge of losing their tax advantage as the first choice of investment … Read more

Best ETF in India March 2023

Best ETFs to Invest in India Investing in Exchange Traded Funds has become increasingly popular recently as it is an excellent way to diversify an investor’s portfolio of stock or bonds at a low cost. In India, there is a surge in the number of ETF options available for investors. However, with so many options, … Read more

Best Alternative Investment Platforms in India

Why do people invest in alternative Investments?  Living in today’s world, everybody wants financial security. Investing is more than just building up your portfolio to save you from a rainy day. One of the main reasons people invest is inflation. The inflation rate over the last decade (2012) in India averaged 6.04% reaching an all-time … Read more

Alternative Investment Portfolio – Feb 23

Every quarter investor hopes that Fed would pull the plug on the interest rate uptrend cycle only to disappoint. Markets have been tepid factoring in more rate hikes this year

Many people feel that this rate hike is an unusual behavior from Fed and might be surprised to know that in past we had witnessed sharper rate hikes. The last 10 years had a falling rate scenario which makes people forget the interest rate history.

fed interest rate

There is a consensus that a rate hike would somewhat end this year, hence could be a good time to add Target Maturity Debt funds to ride the benefit when rates start going down.

Alternative Investment Portfolio Performance

This month I explored 2 new platforms viz: Betterinvest and Altius. To be honest I had made my investment in betterinvest a few months back but wanted to do more research before covering it.


Lending Investment

Platform Returns NPA
Grip Invest 10-12%(Post-Tax) 0%
Klubworks 15-17% 0%
WintWealth 10-11.5% 0%
Jiraaf 12-15% 0%
Pyse 10-11%(Post-Tax) 0%
Legalpay 14-16%(Post Tax) 0%
Growpital 16%(Tax Free) Blended Yield
Leafround 17% 9 Payments
Altifi 12.50% 0%
Better Invest 18.00% 0%
  • Growpital has been doing well currently. There is another upcoming AMA session in March.
  • All my cash flows in Klubworks, WintWealth, Pyse, Leafround, and GripInvest are as per schedule.
  • Klubworks had Network 72 Deal this month
  • In Jiraaf my investment in Bhanix Finance and Investment Limited (BFIL) corporate debt has started paying
  • Invested in 1 Inventory Finance deal on Gripinvest at 22% PreTax  and 1 invoice on Leafround
  • Have added Dvara and Stashfin on Altifi
  • Investing in Interim finance bond on Legalpay

New Deals


Invoice Discounting and Pooled Loans

Platform Returns NPA
Liquiloans (Liquid Fund Substitute) 9-10% 0%
Tradecred 11.50% 0%
Lendbox (Per Annum +Settlement Finance) 11.50% 0%
Cashkumar(Elastic Run) 11.50% 0%
KredX 12% 0%
  • Lendbox settlement finance returns and Per Annum returns are as per expectations.
  • Using Liquiloans to park short term capital
  • Have done a Cocoblu deal on Kredx and Zetwerk on Tradecred
  • Not adding any capital to cashkumar as deal flow is too slow at the moment.

Crypto Investing

Bitcoin and Ethereum have recovered this quarter from the lows but the rally has not been sustained. Currently looking to add crypto and put it in Cold wallet gradually.

Alternative Investments India

P2P Investment

Current allocation:

  • India P2P – 50%
  • 12Club – 5%
  • I2IFunding- 25%
  • Finzy-15%
  • Faircent Pool Loan -5%
Platform Loans Selected Yield NPA
I2IFunding Urban Clap Loans, education loans, Group loans 13.5% 4.75%
IndiaP2P Only Women Borrower Loans, Branch-based p2p lending 17% <1%
FINZY Prime Borrowers, High Salary,A category 14.2% 3.5%
12 Club Only Minimum amount 12% 0%
  • IndiaP2P performance has been consistent for more than 8 months now. I have added capital to the aggressive plan only. They have added escrow feature that can make reinvestment easier
  • Rupeecircle repayment is also dead now. Blacklisting both Lenden club and Rupeecircle
  • The systematic investment plan loan on Faircent ( Only SIP Loan) is doing well

IndiaP2P Performance

Equity Market

PreIPO Stocks

Altius provides comprehensive research on unlisted stocks with historical prices. This can be a good time to accumulate some quality stocks in the unlisted space. It is advisable to create a portfolio than take a concentrated bet

Listed Stocks

The P/E of Nifty has come down from 24 to 20 in the last 1 year as the market has been rangebound.  At these levels, for someone with a long time frame perspective, it can be an opportunity to buy mutual funds in a staggered manner. In fact, in 2021 the PE was 40 at one time!

 Other Alternative Investment Assets  and Platform Updates

Growpital Investment – Growpital has been making good progress. Things look positive for now. Would be monitoring for a few more months before adding incremental capital.

Growpital(Promo code GROWRDIMES)

You can find the latest stats here –Growpital Performance

Sustvest Investment – There are 2  new opportunities on Sustvest offering upto 11% post-tax returns, My investments are performing well.

Fractional Real Estate Update- My investment in MYRE Capital  Vaishnav Park has been performing as expected. I have received cash flow on time for a year now. There is a new NCD opportunity  secured by Real Estate live on the platform

Platform Returns Payment Received on time
Myre Capital 10% 121.00
Aasthy Update –  Both my existing opportunities are in profit as of now though I had put a small amount in each.  I am up 15% from my invested level. They are also working on their LLP structure to make it more efficient for future projects.No new deals at the moment

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