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FUND PROFILE

Fund Fact Sheet September 2021 [Download]

Overview

Blue Stripe Financial (BSF), founded in 2017, is the newest member of the Amur Financial Group of companies. Relative to the other funds managed by Amur Financial, Blue Stripe provides a more aggressive lending approach. Blue Stripe’s investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through investments that offer high return potential. Intended for investors who are willing to accept an increased degree of risk, Blue Stripe seeks to invest in higher ratio mortgages over shorter terms & reduced amortizations.

History of Fund

In 2015 the Directors of Amur Financial investigated entering the unsecured lending segment (similar to MOGO, EasyFinancial, Progressa, Borrowell, the list goes on…). The conclusion arrived at by the Directors was to lend to the same borrowers but to include their house as a part of the transaction – in other words, why lend unsecured when we can lend to the same borrowers secured? The Directors “beta” tested this investment hypothesis by creating a small portfolio of loans ($350,000) to focus on this segment. Since inception (November, 2015), Bluestripe Financial has generated an annual return to shareholders in excess of 13% every year since inception.

Fund Details

Inception Date: 2015
Minimum Investment: $10,000
Annual Return (2020): 13.09% (audited)
Weighted Average LTV: 73.6%
Registered Investment Qualified: Yes
Auditor: MNP, LLP
Mortgage Type: Residential / Primary Residence
Fund Type: Mortgage Investment Corporation (MIC)
Geographical Diversification: BC, AB and ON
Funds Under Management: $11,295,129
Total Number of Mortgages: 302
Average Mortgage Size: $37,401
Financial Service Provider: Alpine Credits Ltd
Financial Service Fee: 2.00%

Investment Objectives

  • To earn the preferred shareholders a net return of 13.00%.
  • Maintain a weighted average LTV of less than 80% of the total mortgage portfolio.
  • To keep an average mortgage size not exceeding $45,000.

Key Investment Policies

  • The term on any mortgage is not to exceed 5 years.
  • Property valuation is based on a “Lender Report” in Ontario & tax assessments in British Columbia /Alberta.
  • Property Appraisals are required for all loans exceeding $40,000.
  • Credit history to determine (i) size of loan and (ii) LTV maximum.

Tax Treatment

The fund falls under Section 130.1 of the Canadian Income Tax Act. It is a flow through investment and as such, pays no taxes at the corporate level so long as it distributes 100% of its annual net income.

The fund distributes 100% of its annual profits to its shareholders in the form of dividends. These dividends are treated as regular income for income tax reporting. An investment in the fund is only available in non registered form with RRSP, RRIF, RESP and TFSA eligibility in 2018.

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