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Alpha Growth PLC
09 April 2021
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Alpha Growth plc
(" Alpha " or the "Company")
Trading Update Q1 2021
Alpha Growth Plc (LSE: ALGW and OTCQB: ALPGF), a leading
financial services specialist in the growing longevity asset class,
is very pleased to announce a continuing trend of growth and
improved operational and financial performance for Q1 2021.
Further building upon the impressive growth rate of the Black
Oak Alpha Growth Fund during 2020, where the fund AUM increased by
over 100%, we have achieved $5m of additional inflows into the fund
representing an increase of 24% during this quarter.
Since inception 19 months ago, the Black Oak Alpha Growth Fund
has achieved a net return of 15.65% and at the close of Q1 2021 AUM
stood at $25.5 million.
2021 is a key year for Alpha Growth and the Company is looking
to substantively increase the marketing of the Black Oak Alpha
As part of this, we are extremely pleased to welcome Michael
Malloy to the team. Michael has significant experience within the
alternative investment sector and will be responsible for growing
Michael stated, "I am incredibly excited to be joining Alpha
Growth at this exciting stage in their evolution. I've been
involved in the alternative investment sector for over 20 years and
have been really impressed by the returns achieved by the Fund. By
leveraging the relationships which I have with registered
investment advisors, along with the implementation of our new
digital marketing strategy, I'm confident that we will continue to
significantly grow AUM."
Gobind Sahney, Alpha Growth Chairman stated, "Michael is a key
hire for the Company, his sector knowledge and expertise further
builds upon our teams' capability and I look forward to working
closely with him as we continue to grow the business and deliver
exceptional returns for our investors."
Commenting further, Gobind said "2020 was a foundational year
for the fund and a significant growth year for the Company overall.
Despite the impact from Covid, we were able to implement various
strategies across the Company which are now enabling the phenomenal
growth. During 2021 we will continue to further invest in these
strategies to ensure we accelerate growth, increase AUM and
substantially build our fee revenue."
Providence Life Assurance Company Ltd
Progressing our plan to invest in strategies that increase
assets under management and long term revenue, the Directors
believe that the Company's recent investment of $3,992,550 to
acquire 95% of Northstar Group (Bermuda) Ltd and its wholly owned
insurance company, Providence Life Assurance Company Ltd, will
prove to show similar gains over the course of 2021. These gains
are expected to be achieved via a build and buy strategy, we are
now actively reviewing a pipeline of acquisition opportunities and
would expect to make further announcements during 2021.
As previously announced, Providence has over $275 million in
segregated accounts assets. That combined with the Fund, brings the
assets under the group to over $300 million and provides the
Company with the scale required to ensure we are an attractive
proposition for investors.
We look forward to providing further updates on the Bermuda
investment when appropriate.
Revolving Credit Facility to Direct Investment (RCF)
As announced last month, the asset management company which we
are in discussions with regarding the RCF is now planning to
directly invest in a block of life settlement assets. This is very
positive for Alpha Growth as it means we will benefit from the fee
revenue associated with the ongoing management of these assets
without the costs of a new structure.
We are pleased to update that the asset management company is
currently in the process of reviewing a block of 100 life
settlements, these assets were sourced by Alpha Growth and will be
managed by Alpha going forward. Once this review completes it will
further add to our AUM and revenue.
The Company expects to make a further update regarding this
before the end of April.
The acquisition of Northstar shares was supported by the
recently announced placing and issuance of shares, with the
remaining funds raised from the placing supporting the growth plans
for all of the Company's strategies.
The Company is required to provide audited consolidated
statements of Northstar/Providence for inclusion in the document.
This unfortunately has delayed publication of the prospectus whilst
the Company awaits the completion of the audit as, historically,
Northstar has not been required to produce any audited financial
information and Providence has only had to provide certain limited
audited information to the Bermudan regulator.
A further announcement will be made once the Prospectus has been
With a solid strategy in place, the Company is confident of
strong growth prospects going into Q2 and continuing throughout the
remainder of 2021.
The key focus areas over the coming months are :
-- Completion of the RCF
-- Increasing AUM across the group
-- Implementation of our new digital marketing strategy
-- Executing on our build and buy strategy
More information will be shared by the Company in due
For more information, please visit www.algwplc.com or contact
Alpha Growth plc +44 (0) 20 3959 8600
Gobind Sahney, Executive Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Pello Capital Limited +44 (0) 20 7710 9610
Mark Treharne email@example.com
About Alpha Growth plc
Specialist in Longevity Assets
Alpha Growth plc is a financial advisory business providing
specialist consultancy, advisory, and supplementary services to
institutional and qualified investors globally in the multi-billion
dollar market of longevity assets. Building on its well-established
network, the Alpha Growth group has a unique position in the
longevity asset services and investment business, as a listed
entity with global reach. The group's strategy is to expand its
advisory and business services via acquisitions and joint ventures
in the UK and the US to attain commercial scale and provide
holistic solutions to alternative institutional investors who are
in need of specialised skills and unique access to deploy their
financial resource in longevity assets.
Longevity Assets and Non-correlation
As a longevity asset, it is non-correlated to the real estate,
equity capital and commodity markets. Its value is a function of
time because as time passes the value gets closer to the face value
of the policy. Hence creating a steady increase in the net asset
value of the investment. This makes it highly attractive to
investors wishing to counteract volatility within an investment
portfolio and add yield.
Note: The Company only advises on and manages Longevity Assets
that originate in the USA where the structured and life settlement
market is highly regulated.
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April 09, 2021 02:00 ET (06:00 GMT)