Alternative Investment Portfolio -Feb 2022

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This year is turning out to be a crazy volatile ride for most investors. The ongoing Ukraine crisis had a detrimental impact on the global equity market but was instrumental in driving the commodity and crypto prices up.

commodity price

This market behavior really highlights the need to have a diversified portfolio not just across assets but also across geographies. The sudden crash in Ruble is a testament to this.


My Alternative Investment Portfolio Performance

This Month I made few new Investments in – Jiraaf and IndiaP2P

Jiraaf investment were in few high yield opportunities and IndiaP2P for testing the new product. I ramped up my Jiraaf investment considerably fast as the risk to reward on most of its deals is generally attractive.

This month Fixed Income Assets have been consistent performer. I have Increased my investment in Jiraaf and Liquiloans, while reduced in Hedonova.

Jan Performance

Capital Gain

Structured Lending Investment

Platform Returns NPA
Grip Invest 10-12%(Post-Tax) 0%
Klubworks 20%+ 0%
WintWealth 10-11.5% 0%
Jiraaf 12-15% New
Pyse 10-11%(Post-Tax) New
Legalpay( Promo code FV48G4) 14-16% New
Growpital(Promo code GROWRDIMES) 12% New
  • Have invested in Home Credit bond (12% IRR) and 1K Kirana Invoice(15% IRR) on Jiraaf
  • Invested in the latest Legal Pay Interim Finance deals.2 Payouts on time!
  • Wealth Wint Issue for Slice is live.
  • My Tijori investment in Klubworks is complete with a 20% IRR
  • All my cash flow in Klubworks, WintWealth, Pyse, and GripInvest are as per schedule.

New Deals

Jiraaf Deals
Jiraaf deal

grip invest deals

Invoice Discounting and Pooled Loans
Platform Returns NPA
Liquiloans (Liquid Fund Substitute) 9% 0%
Tradecred 11.50% 0%
Lendbox (Per Annum +Settlement Finance) 11.50% 0%
Cashkumar(Elastic Run) 11.50% 0%
IndiaP2P 16% New
  • Have added more investment to Liquiloans. Will be investing in the stock market using this capital in case of any correction.
  • Lendbox settlement finance returns and Per Annum returns are as per expectations
  • Cashkumar Returns are on time
  • Have bought Infosys deal on Tradecred
  • Just Added money to IndiaP2P

Global Alternative Hedge Fund- Hedonova

Platform  Cumulative Returns
Hedonova ~30%

I have just redeemed money successfully from Hedonova. I made close to 30% in 6 months which was a great performance!

Hedonova Perf

  • Highlights of Redemption-No slippage in redemption, got money in 5 days at the NAV I had withdrawn.30% net return.
  • Reason for Redemption-  1)Testing the redemption process 2) I am waiting for a full audit of Hedonova assets. As the fund is heavily invested in startups/NFT, an independent audit is extremely important to get an assurance of fair value. I will be reinvesting after I review the audit report thoroughly.

International Real Estate and P2P

Platform Return Current NPA
Heavyfinance 12%
Crowdestor(Stopped) 13% 5.5%
EstateGuru 11%
PeerBerry 10.50%
Evostate (Aggregator Platform) 12%
Bulkestate 12%
Lendermarket 14%
RealT US High Yield Property(crypto-based) 11% Rental yield
Reinvest24 12.5% Rent+capital gain
  • For all investment-related remittances please transfer money to the IBAN account from your Indian bank account and not other remittance services as per RBI FEMA guidelines!

Equity Market

The market has been very volatile due to the current war. However, if we go by history overall, the average S&P 500 performance after War charged events has been surprisingly positive; 1 month +1.3%, 3 months later 2.1%, 6 months later 5.5%, and 8.6% 12 months later.

Now although executing an “Invest when there is blood on the streets” strategy seems like it gets great returns, it also requires nerves of steel and the optionality of not requiring access to the funds for at least 10 to 20 years just to be safe.

War Performance

  • This is the first month after a long period I am buying Equity ETF
  • Valuation is not super cheap but small systematic investments can be made at this level.

Crypto Lending Investing

Platform Returns Capital Loss
Kucoin 5-50% Nil
Celsius Network 12.00% Nil
Youhodler 12.50% Nil
Vauld 12.70% Nil
Coindcx 14%% Nil
  • Coindcx is also offering a 14% return on USDT (use code )
  • Celsius is offering 40$ for depositing USDT (code 133908fe3e)
  • Youhodler Paxg (Gold-backed coin) offering 8.2% yield over gold returns

Crypto Investment

russia ruble

Bitcoin jumped 14.5 percent intraday, its best day in a year after Russians started buying crypto due to ongoing sanctions. The market is still far from its all ATH level

Platform Quarter Return
Crypto Hedge Fund Iconomi 15%
Crypto Hedge Fund Ember
Crypto Hedging Deribit 6%
Bitcoin Trading(Wazirx/Binance/CoinDCX) 5%
  • I had made a few investments in ICONOMI( Diversitas, Carus-AR) last month which have given good returns in the recent up move!

P2P Investment

Current allocation:

  • Rupeecircle- 5%(stopped)
  • I2IFunding- 30%
  • Finzy-35%
  • Faircent-30%
Platform Loans Selected Yield NPA
I2IFunding Cooperative banks-backed loans, E-Rickshaw backed loans, education loans, NBFC backed loans(Mondeo etc) Group loans 13.5% 4.9%
RupeeCircle Stopped
FINZY Prime Borrowers, High Salary ,A category 14.2% 3.5%
Faircent ( Only Pool Loans) Only Systematic Investment plan with 12% Interest 12% 0%

Other Alternative Assets

Options Trading as an Asset Class: I have been contemplating finding good options traders/Algo Traders who can help investors get high double-digit returns on the capital. Idea is that lot of securities that are lying idle in demat can be used to generate additional returns.

For most retail investors trading is not feasible due to time constraints. The skills and psychological conditioning are also not easy to develop. Over the next quarter will evaluate strategies of top traders who are willing to collaborate with investors.

8 thoughts on “Alternative Investment Portfolio -Feb 2022”

    • Hi Divyank,
      They have not yet shared the audit report. I will follow-up again this month !

    • I have paused Hedonova at the moment. Waiting for Audit report before resuming

    • Hi Arun,
      I did find a couple of them but I wanted to wait considering the market volatility these days. it would make sense to at least get started during more favourable conditions.

  1. Hedonova is actually a Ponzi scheme. Read

    I had invested 3000 USD with them and asked to withdraw my entire capital when I saw this report. They promised to send my money in 30 days, which they claim is the minimum time they need for processing redemptions. After a month I asked again on Twitter and got promptly blocked.

    I would also advise staying away from legalpay. Hedonova is an investor in this firm, and that’s a major red flag.


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