SIPP Approved Alternative Investment In German Listed Buildings
The Dolphin Trust GmbH Investment Scheme Offers Fixed Interest Returns
A Summary Of The Investment
Dolphin Capital GmbH was originally launched in 2008, uniting a group of companies that had worked together for over 25 years and have since developed a reputation as a leader in the niche market of redevelopment of Listed Buildings in Germany. Since November 2014, Dolphin Capital GmbH and its associated international partners rebranded to Dolphin Trust to allow for trademark protection of the company name, to protect its strong brand identity and to allow for further expansion of the group.
Dolphin Trust GmbH offers a secured short-to medium-term investment opportunity focusing on the unique Listed Building sector in Germany. It offers clients the chance to play a part in restoring historic buildings in some of Germany’s oldest cities and to give these distinctive buildings a new life.
Following Due Diligence, Dolphin Trust uses special purpose companies or equivalent vehicles to develop premium apartments within Listed Buildings, which are sold to high-rate taxpaying German citizens. These citizens can avail of a unique tax break which exists in Germany on the cost of refurbishment, which makes the apartments desirable investments for them.
Dolphin Trust GmbH has offices across Germany focusing on the sourcing, construction and sales of German Listed Buildings and also has a global presence with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland and an Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Features Of The Investment
- 1. Fixed rate return of Interest.
- 2. Secured by Registered First Legal Charge.
- 3. Underlying asset on which the investment is secured is a German Listed Building.
- 4. Term options for investment of 2 and 5 years are available.
- 5. Strong track record in the sourcing, renovating and sale of German Listed Buildings.
Dolphin Trust's Unique Process
- Step 1: Listed buildings which are derelict or in need of redevelopment to meet modern standards are sourced and extensive Due Diligence is carried out on the property and locality.
- Step 2: Bank Finance is secured for high-net worth German Citizens with a German Bank.
- Step 3: International investment is raised.
- Step 4: Listed Building or site is purchased with the investment capital.
- Step 5: A Registered First Legal Charge is granted over the German Listed Building for investor security.
- Step 6: Apartments are marketed and sold off-plan to German Citizens.
- Step 7: Fixed returns are repaid.
- Step 8: Renovation and construction work begins.
- Step 9: Projects are completed and apartments are handed over to their new owners.
Deferred Income Option
When the Deferred Income Option is chosen, Investors enjoy a fixed interest rate over either 2 or 5 year terms plus Investors also receive an Interest Bonus, the amount of which is dependent on the term that is chosen. Under this Deferred Income Option, Investors’ interest and the original capital sum invested will be returned in full at the end of the chosen term.
Invest For Income Option
When the Invest for Income Option is chosen, Investors enjoy the same fixed interest rate but the Annual Interest is split into two and paid out on a six monthly basis. Under this option the original capital sum invested will be returned in full to the Investor at the end of the term.
Important To Consider
All investors should consider the following:
Investment can only be made on the basis of the final investment documentation sent to investors. The above notes contain generic statements relating to the usual processes and methods adopted by Dolphin Trust GmbH and its group of companies, and are not definitive of all investment opportunities offered. In the case of any doubt, please refer the final investment pack of documentation to an appropriately qualified independent financial advisor experienced in assessing investments of this type.
All investments carry risks, and investors may not receive their money back. The value of investments can go down as well as up.
Investments in Dolphin Trust GmbH are subject to risks relating to the availability of the relevant tax incentives for end-buyers, risks in relation to development activities (such as unforeseen planning difficulties, risks that contractors employed within the development fail to complete the contracted work on time, on budget, or at all, and risks of unforeseen difficulties arising within the refurbishment process which may affect the investment, such as the discovery of environmental issues or invasive species which only become apparent after acquisition of the property in question), risks of solvency in relation to the investment vehicles and Dolphin Trust GmbH, and risks of human error (including, without limitation, errors within the due diligence process in relation to property acquisition) and/ or the unavailability of suitable staff within Dolphin Trust GmbH or its group of companies.
Investments will be made within or via special purpose vehicles carrying limited liability. In the event of failure of any such particular investment vehicle, investors in that vehicle are not guaranteed a return by any other part of Dolphin Trust GmbH’s group of companies or by any other person, and have no recourse other than to the underlying value of the property vested in the particular investment vehicle. This property may have no, or limited, value, depending upon the stage within the development cycle at which any failure occurs (for instance, and without limitation, the relevant property may have been acquired on the assumption that specific planning permissions were likely to be granted and such permissions may not be forthcoming, or may carry restrictions beyond those originally envisaged, and the absence of such permissions may adversely impact the value of the property. Forced sale of a property is likely to realise less than its unrestricted market value.
The Dolphin Trust GmbH investment opportunity is an unregulated investment. This means that when clients choose to avail of this opportunity, they are investing in a scheme that is not authorised or approved within the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Clients do not have the protection of the FCA’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme or access to the Financial Ombudsman.
The investment opportunity is only suitable for certain categories of investor who are sufficiently knowledgeable about the risks involved and can afford to lose all or part of their investment. All investors are responsible for undertaking their own due diligence and investigations in respect of the opportunity and in satisfying themselves that they are comfortable with the associated risks.
Potential investors are advised to take whatever professional advice they deem appropriate, and should, without limitation, seek advice from an Independent Financial Advisor authorised by the FCA to give advice in respect of this type of investment before deciding whether to proceed with their investment.
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