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Innovation in Private Equity Using Structured Financial Products

Innovation in Private Equity Using Structured Financial Products

High Growth, High Return Alternative Assets While Collateralizing the Principal

A structured financial product known as VICAN allows investors to engage with alternative asset investments while protecting their principal. This investment vehicle is divided into two parts: the first targets equity investments in mid-market acquisitions, early-stage technology, life sciences, and real estate projects, aimed at growth. The second part involves conservative investments in zero-coupon bonds, banks, and insurance products, designed to return the principal after a 7 to 10-year term.

VICAN is based on structured notes, sophisticated hybrid securities that combine elements of bonds and equities. These notes, managing approximately $2 trillion in global assets, are especially popular in Asia and Europe. They are crafted to reflect the performance of underlying assets such as stock indices or commodities, offering profit participation with a level of loss protection, making them an appealing option for risk-managed investment in alternative assets.

Access the entire article to explore the innovative VICAN investment structure in detail. Discover how it combines growth potential with principal protection in the dynamic field of alternative asset investments. Dive deeper into how structured notes work, their global market presence, and their role in managing investment risks.

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Table of Contents

  • What are Structured Notes

  • Alternative Assets Offer Superior Return Opportunities

  • Democratizing Access: VICAN

  • Why VICAN? Add Equity Upside with Principal Protection to Your Portfolio

  • An Application of VICAN: United Cancer Centers

Thanks to our Contributor

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Vivaris Capital is an established private equity group with more than 25 years of experience that’s focused on successful investments in alternative assets. Vivaris Capital aligns its interests with those of the investors with the goal to maximize their return on investment. As such, it does not charge any fees based on assets under management (AUM). Vivaris Capital creates value by driving operational performance, realizing increasing scale, aligning strategically with acquirers, and through financial engineering. The VICAN structure has transformed how the company invests and manages risk. They work to share it with investors who want to reduce the risk of loss on equity investments, increase yields compared to investment grade fixed income investments, and support mission-based investors.


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