Founded in 2007, Prestige consists of several companies under common ownership and control. The objective of this enterprise is to provide professional, innovative financial products and services to a diverse international client base and to deliver consistent, positive investment returns. Prestige is also committed to continuously improving all areas of its business while empowering and developing its diverse team of professionals – many of whom come from senior positions within banking, finance and investment management.
The key strengths of Prestige are People, Processes and Systems
Prestige was established just months before the largest ever global financial crisis which continues to significantly shape many aspects of our world today in economic, political and social terms.
Since then, and against many odds, Prestige has successfully launched several businesses and innovative financial products and services that now employs over 100 professionals in the UK, Malta, Luxembourg and Cayman as well as raising over USD 1.5bl. The investor base continues to grow and evolve both geographically as well as by type, and Prestige now manages significant assets for institutional investors such as pension funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds. This is testament to the experience and dedication of our various teams and the systems and processes developed – enabling innovative products and services to continue to evolve and assets to grow.
Putting Capital to Work
Prestige operates several specialist alternative credit funds which have attracted thousands of investors from around the world seeking commercial rates of return and a positive social impact. Prestige takes centuries-old financing tools and overlays expertise in structuring, risk management and financial software to bring global capital to many under-served businesses.
An Alternative Investment Class
Prestige works with forward-thinking investors globally to put their capital to work with their values. Prestige and its dedicated Finance Arrangers specialise in areas of lending where traditional lenders often operate less as a result of increased capital requirements, complexity, cost or time.
Much of our lending activity can be viewed as ‘consultative lending’, meaning we are often more than just the money; helping a small business to finance in productivity and finance out some of its fixed costs.
We originate all of our own loans as well as ongoing servicing, maintenance, risk mitigation, work out and recovery, enabling us to operate with a significant depth of knowledge of our customers and the strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities around the sectors in which they operate.
A Pioneering Approach to Financial Inclusion
An IT Recruitment and Payroll Service provider needs to expand their business, but are waiting for payment from several higher volume customers.
An Electrical Installation Services business needs to hire employees for a new sub-contracted construction project, but doesn’t have a line of credit to pay them.
Invoice Finance (the ability to borrow against existing outstanding invoices) could turn their invoices to credit-worthy buyers into assets for immediate access to capital.
‘Factoring’ has been around since the Roman Empire when it was the lifeblood of Rome’s trade routes, fraught with the uncertainties of global commerce. To this day, forms of factoring and invoice finance remain an important financing option, but mass adoption across the UK’s near 5.4 million Small & Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) has yet to happen.
A commercial farm enterprise is concerned about rising costs of energy, fertiliser and waste disposal, and is looking for ways to ‘finance in’ some productivity and ‘finance out’ some of their fixed costs.
Project Finance such as the installation of a ‘Bio Gas’ plant will generate a significant second source of income as well as providing electricity, gas, heat and fertiliser enabling the business to become considerably more energy and waste self-sufficient.
The emergence of financial technology to accelerate lending holds promise and ‘big data’ is becoming increasingly widely available to support credit scoring. More importantly, levels of transparency and security are increasing. However, there is no substitute yet for the know-your-customer and risk management best practices of traditional financing.
Prestige’s leadership and management teams are passionate about putting money to work in support of actual business transactions in places where it can make a big difference. We have deep experience in fund management, asset finance, invoice finance and project finance. We believe in the power of markets to create shared prosperity and social stability when every qualified business owner can say yes to opportunity. By offering commercial finance that more small businesses can access in more communities, we support the development of financial independence, jobs and wealth creation for the long term.
Prestige Asset Management
Established in 2007, Prestige Asset Management Limited is a UK-based administration and marketing company regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is entirely privately owned by its senior management. The company specialises in providing investment administration and marketing support services to international fund managers, wealth managers, asset managers, financial advisors and financial intermediaries.
Prestige Asset Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (No: 486239) and is a member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
Prestige Capital Management
Established in 2011, Prestige Capital Management Limited is a Malta-based investment management company regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and is entirely privately owned by its senior management. The company specialises in international alternative investments with a focus on absolute return, actively managed strategies and is responsible for the management and operation of several European-domiciled investment funds.
Prestige Capital Management Limited authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and is a member of the Malta Funds Industry Association (MFIA). Prestige Capital Limited operates with full scope Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
Prestige Fund Management
Established in 2009, Prestige Fund Management Limited is a Cayman based Fund Management company registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and is entirely privately owned by its senior management. The company specialises in international alternative investments with a focus on absolute return, actively managed strategies and is responsible for the management and operation of several investment funds.
Prestige Fund Management Limited is registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).
Prestige Asset Distribution
Established in 2007, Prestige Asset Distribution Limited (formerly known as “Prestige Asset Advisors Limited”) is a British Virgin Islands-domiciled, experienced investor fund distribution company specialising in the international co-ordination and distribution of alternative investments, and is entirely privately owned by its senior management.
The company is responsible for co-ordinating the international distribution and sales of Cayman, Malta and Luxembourg-based Funds with a focus on financial institutions, financial advisors and asset managers. The company has raised over USD 1.5bl since 2008.
Our diversified client base includes:
International Institutional Investors
- Insurance companies
- Pension funds
- Public entities and authorities
- Registered charities
International Professional Advisors
- Alternative investments third party marketers
- Asset managers
- Discretionary investment advisors
- Discretionary investment trusts
- Distribution networks for financial products
- Family offices
- Hedge fund managers
- Private banks
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