Securing Our Investments

As an investor, it's crucial to understand the risks involved in an investment. At Merx, we ensure that the loans our Debt Fund invests in are secured. We take security over business or property assets to give us options to recover our investment if things don’t go to plan.

What Security Protects My Investment?

A common question from prospective investors is whether our loans are secured. The answer is yes. All loans in the Merx Wholesale Pie Fund are backed by security against local business and property assets.

Our evaluation process for finance applications is thorough, ensuring each investment is suitable for our investors. However, rigorous assessment alone does not fully mitigate risk; the security of our investments is crucial.

Over 99% of our loans are secured by either First Mortgages or Second Mortgages over property. As outlined in the March Quarterly Report, 66.76% of these loans have First Mortgage Security, and 32.42% have Second Mortgage Security. The remaining 0.82% is secured against Business Assets and General Security over all present and after acquired property of our borrowers. As a matter of principle, we always take personal guarantees as security for our loans.

“Easy to lend it, hard to get it back…”

The Merx debt fund invests in loans. There is an old saying that it is “easy to lend [money], it can be hard to get it back.” Our thorough vetting process and formal process of taking security to protect our loan investments are important steps to mitigating risks in our loan investments.

The Track Record?

Our assessment process and strong security requirements have resulted in a reliable track record. In our 11 years of lending in this space, we have advanced over $200 million in loans. Our total losses through this time have amounted to less than $75,000 representing just 0.04 percent of lending. Notably, there have been no losses in the Merx Wholesale 1 PIE Trust – Debt Fund.

In short, at Merx, we combine rigorous assessment with strong security measures to safeguard our investments and minimise risk.

If you’d like to know more about the debt fund, or have queries as a current investor, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Note: This article is intended to provide general information and does not constitute financial advice. We recommend you speak with a financial adviser for advice tailored to your individual circumstances. Potential investors with Merx must qualify as Wholesale Investors as that term is defined in sections 3(2)(a) – (c) or 3(3)(a) of Schedule 1 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act (“FMCA”). The Trust is not suitable for retail investors.

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Returns Since Inception

As at 30 June 2024. Returns based on an actual company investor account with net returns re-invested monthly. Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. The fund was established 30 June 2022 and made its first investments in September 2022.

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Comments from Merx Investors

I have enjoyed investing with Merx and learnt a lot through the process too. Merx have been very transparent with what they do and the communication has been consistent. Wouldn’t be a testimonial without mentioning the returns too, thanks for those. Looking forward to being a part of the journey for years to come.

Luke

There's a lot to be said for a fund where the managers invest alongside their investors. It's a real partnership where the interests of investors are prioritised. The returns to date have been great, the unit structure gives me the flexibility I want, and I've been really impressed with the communication.

Aaron

I've been impressed by how Merx looks after their investors - from how the fund is structured for redemption, reinvestment, and tax efficiency - to the communication and care in understanding my investment goals. It makes a difference - investing alongside managers who are also invested in the fund.

John

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Aligned interests is a core principle of the Merx Wholesale 1 PIE Fund. As the Trust’s management team, we personally invest alongside our investor partners. We have the same risks and potential returns as our investors.

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Investment in the Trust is open only to wholesale investors as set out in schedule 1, clauses 3(2)(a)-(c) and 3(3)(a) (inclusive), or persons who are otherwise not required to receive disclosure under Part 3, of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (“FMCA”).

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Important information for investors

Investment in the Trust is open only to wholesale investors as set out in schedule 1, clauses 3(2)(a)-(c) and 3(3)(a) (inclusive), or persons who are otherwise not required to receive disclosure under Part 3, of the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (“FMCA”).