The firm launched its Footprint investment fund last November allowing clients to invest within the film industry directly or through pooled investment vehicles.
These investments provide short and medium-term liquidity to producers and distributors of film by way of short to medium-term loans secured against a range of assets such as tax credits, underlying copyright and distribution rights.
Route Wealth Management technical adviser Jonathan Brownlow says: “These days, lending to film producers seems a lot more sexy than investing in more traditional vehicles such as the FTSE global equity index. Some of our more savvy clients see great opportunities in this sector as it is commercially viable and not based on equity investment so is shielded from market volatility.”
Route Group managing director Mark Worrall says: “These investments are taxefficient and of particular interest to our clients at their margin of portfolio. They are by no means low risk but as our clients are high earners, they work very well.”