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Welcome to The Yield by Yieldstreet, a podcast providing ideas about how to make money work for you and bring you closer to your dreams. Every week we bring you the latest market insights about our asset classes and products from subject matter experts. In each episode, one of Yieldstreet’s own investment directors will sit with industry professionals to discuss the latest trends shaping the world markets. Our investment directors have extensive experience and have built careers in identifying and funding borrowers in the fixed income space.

Our aim is to help you break the outdated mold for investors and realize your next level through innovative investing. Level the playing field today.
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On today’s episode, the Yieldstreet Private Business Credit team takes a deep dive into the lessons learned in 2020 and the opportunities the team is exploring in the year ahead. Melanie Alese, Investor Relations Lead at Yieldstreet, hosts Larry Curran and Barbara Anderson for a deep dive discussion on where PBC has been and where it is headed in the new year.  The team touches on their journey over the last 6 months since joining Yieldstreet and then turns their attention toward the new year, focusing on what opportunities lie ahead.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[2:05] The key elements of the Private Business Credit setup that help promote growth even in a chaotic environment. [5:59] Opportunities that have successfully launched on the Private Business Credit platform. [11:07] Offerings that are currently open and accepting investor requests.[11:33] Looking ahead to the next operating steps and potential opportunities in 2021.[16:06] What are the average factoring lending rates within supply chain financing investment? [19:03] Will the high dollar deals with supply chain financing continue into 2021? [22:30] What are the traditional risks in supply chain financing that can lead to less than forecasted returns? [25:50] Drivers that have the potential to result in missed targeted return. [27:06] Are the buyers in supply chain finance expected to enter into another agreement with Yieldstreet? [27:43] Opportunities that investors can expect to see within alternative investments in 2021.[29:26] Companies exhibiting growth will be the main focus for the Private Business Credit platform.[31:28] How has the pandemic changed underwriting and investment parameters? [32:50] Growth plans for the asset class at Yieldstreet and expectations for the potentially growing team’s future.[37:05] Are restaurants a good candidate for the Private Business Credit platform? Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetPrivate Business Credit
On this bonus episode of The Yield, we’re bringing back one of the most inspiring episodes from last year.  Originally recorded in February 2020, on this episode host Joe Sancio is joined by Chris Schembra to discuss the key to achieving greater success, both personally and in business.  Chris is the bestselling author of Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection and has lived an incredible life that has taken him from the depths of suicide and depression to winning numerous awards and launching a business that has gained even greater value in this current COVID-19 world.  In their conversation, Chris highlights the value of working together, serving others and creating greater connections, something we can all use more of as we enter this new year. Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[2:08] Chris Schembra highlights the path that led him to founding 7:47 and writing Gratitude and Pasta.[5:08] Chris’s take on authenticity, commuting to work, and his super hero of choice.[9:40] The accomplishments in Chris’s pre-pasta dinner era that earned him 14 Tonys, 7 Emmys awards and a Grammy. [14:35] The all-encompassing role of finances in chasing a dream and starting a career.[17:25] Why are the best leaders those who started at the bottom before rising to the top? [19:02] How Chris was able to fill a sense of brokenness by trying something different. [22:34] Securing greater financial stability when pursuing a passion isn’t a one-person job. [25:22] The key to creating a greater sense of community and belonging in your circles of influence. [28:45] Is there a difference between the good of an individual and the good of a company? [31:27] The surprisingly simple metric that Chris uses to determine whether an event was a success.[33:01] A look at the future of pasta dinners and greater human connections. [35:00] Chris gives a shout-out to someone that inspired him to achieve his next level. [38:16] How to contact Chris and a snapshot of his most memorable pasta dinner. Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetGratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection by Chris Schembra7:47Chris Schembra on Instagram
2020 has been a real adventure for investors around the globe, and the opportunities that are appearing with the new year are looking promising. On today’s episode of The Yield, Investor Relationship Associate Isabella Godfrey is joined by Senior Director of Real Estate Mitch Rosen, Senior Real Estate Investment Associate Adil Hasan, and Real Estate Investment Associate Christophe Van to discuss investment deals and lessons learned from 2020, as well as a look ahead to the opportunities for commercial real estate in 2021.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[4:05] Lessons learned in 2020, including the importance of utilizing leverage to help amplify returns and the relative risk of various asset classes within CRE.[8:10] Details regarding deals that were paid in full in 2020.[9:23] New opportunities that have recently launched on the platform.[10:59] How has Yieldstreet been able to successfully modify loans to achieve desired results for investors?[16:20] Additional considerations to help maximize the ideal results for loans that have defaulted.[18:55] What are some of the potentially most promising CRE asset classes that will be available in 2021?[23:40] Considerations that will affect Yieldstreet’s upcoming focus within CRE.[26:45] Commercial warehouse and the appeal of industrial CRE.[27:43] Possible multi-family investment opportunities moving forward and the value of investing in city living.[31:33] What opportunities are appearing within the single-family rental space?[33:03] What new real estate products and equity deals are coming down the Yieldstreet pipeline?[35:35] How can investors work on achieving diversification of their investments with Yieldstreet.[36:34] What should investors be aware of and on the lookout for in 2021?[40:27] The overarching goals that drive every investment opportunity at Yieldstreet.Mentioned in This Episode:Yieldstreet
On today’s episode of The Yield, Isabella Godfrey hosts Yieldstreet’s Managing Director of Private Business, Larry Curran II, and Head of Underwriting, Barbara Anderson, for a discussion about the latest offerings within Private Business Credit and how they may fit into a diversified portfolio. Isabella, Larry, and Barbara take a deep dive into the inner workings of private business credit along with an open discussion about recent offerings such as Supply Chain Finance II and Motorcycle Loan Portfolio I.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[3:50] Identifying the drivers behind the success of private business credit as the newest and most in demand vertical at Yieldstreet.[7:10] Finding the ideal balance between yield perspective and investment type for lenders and investors at Yieldstreet.[8:40] The critical analysis necessary for Yieldstreet to feel comfortable participating in supply chain financing programs in today’s current climate.[13:00] A high level overview of Motorcycle Loan Portfolio I investments and subsequent $13M growth.[18:00] Details about the motorcycle investment structure that have made it a potentially appealing opportunity at Yieldstreet.[22:18] Factors that help make certain areas of the market more appealing than others and potential future market conditions that could impact this deal.[26:04] Will opportunities in the private business market vertical remain the same following the pandemic?[29:40] How does the return of income and internal rate of return in private business credit deals compare against other investment options offered at Yieldstreet?[33:36] Will there be future opportunities to directly originate supply chain financing without a third party in order to help increase yield?Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetSupply Chain Finance IIMotorcycle Loan Portfolio I
As the world has become more interconnected, companies' dynamics and structures have become distributed across coasts and continents. This impacts everything from team structures to culture and takes a lot of trial and error and many iterations to be successful. On today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Director of Product Glenna DeRoy, Principal Technical Architect Marcus Brito, and software engineer Talia Fayaz discuss how distributed teams have contributed to the evolution of FinTech startups and the success of Yieldstreet.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[2:00] A snapshot of the evolution and growth of Yieldstreet since its inception in 2014.[3:48] How has Yieldstreet handled changes to the distributed system that have come as a result of the worldwide pandemic?[8:00] The importance of creating a cohesive company and setting clear cultural expectations.[12:02] Bridging cultural gaps within an international team starts with acknowledging differences and finding how they can bring a team together.[16:46] Lessons learned regarding facilitating team building and the integration of higher learning.[21:02] How does Yieldstreet accommodate time zone differences?[23:28] How has Yieldstreet built out a product roadmap and made changes when needed?[25:55] What applications are used within product and engineering to ensure alignment and delivery?[28:18] How does Yieldstreet meet engineers and recruit remotely?[30:12] What is Yieldstreet looking for in product managers and engineers?[32:05] How does the finance aspect of Yieldstreet interact with the other aspects of the company?[34:27] How do product and engineering determine which features to add to the Yieldstreet app and website?Mentioned in This Episode:Yieldstreet
In a time when market volatility is rampant, the way investors are approaching it is changing. On today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Michael Weisz, Co-Founder & President, and Sylvain Grande, Chief Product Officer, discuss the future of the alternative investments market. As we approach the end of 2020 and get ready to jump into what we hope will be a more positive 2021, there are many things for investors to consider such as taxes, market & economic performance, and the reopening of the world post-pandemic.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[1:05] Investment opportunities that investors expect as a result of the Biden-Harris administration in 2021 including tax hikes, infrastructure investments and accessing education.[5:00] Why we think investors should consider seeking out investments that are not correlated to the stock market?[7:03] The negative impact of macro issues on the volatility of the market and how Yieldstreet is breaking down the barriers that have traditionally kept people out of alternative investments.[10:30] How are banks provoking sporadic and negative investor behavior during the pandemic?[15:30] What are some of the clear winners and losers in alternative asset classes? A look at changing capital structures and private business credit.[18:35] Potential tax implications that investors need to be aware of with alternative asset classes regarding IRAs and tax planning.[21:45] Why do we think investors need to begin investing and diversifying as early as possible?[26:00] How can investors insulate potential losses and manage recovery efforts.[29:32] Lower entry point options for investors that are looking to invest less than $10,000.[32:14] Does Yieldstreet offer any late-stage funding within growth startup options?[33:31] Understanding the benefits of investing in active versus passive real estate investments.[34:35] The standard timeline for full participation in various Yieldstreet offers.[37:39] A look at new product features that are on the horizon and plans to improve the Yieldstreet user experience.[40:35] Closing points regarding the priorities and goals of Yieldstreet.Mentioned in This Episode:Yieldstreet
Accessibility to the art market was once reserved for an elite group, but that is changing rapidly due to the customized platforms available today. In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance’s Cynthia Sachs — CIO, along with Nigel Glenday — CFO of Masterworks.io, and Sean Green — Founder & CEO of Artneral CRM, discuss the revolution of art as a business through customized platforms that champion accessibility and opportunity, not only for the seasoned collector but for the new entrants who want to participate at all levels.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] Naomi Baigell introduces the guests and discusses advances in investing that are taking place in today’s art market.[3:38] Cynthia Sachs explains one major problem of the art market that is solved by Athena Art Finance.[5:06] Nigel Glenday describes the focus of Masterworks IO on art as a unique investment class.[7:33] Sean Green offers an overview of the capacities of ARTERNAL tools and how each benefits every party investing in art.[11:17] Understanding the innovation, education, and empowerment that comes through the data surrounding each investment piece.[14:07] The differences between the investment and lending focus of both Athena and Masterworks.[17:16] The importance of technology in increasing transparency and offering exposure to all interested collectors.[21:34] How innovation and education are levelling the playing field for all interested parties.[23:33] Experiences that provided new perspectives and shifted the approach to improving collector, investor and artist relationships.[28:07] The value of investing in the art market as a meaningful and innovative asset class.[30:43] The path that led each of today’s guests to the rewarding art finance market.[33:03] A look at future innovations in the art world space, including advances in payments.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetAthena Art FinanceARTERNALMasterworks IO
What high yielding investment opportunities are available today despite the macrotrends of 2020? On today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Senior Director of Real Estate Mitch Rosen and MD of Private Business Credit Larry Curran take part in a lively discussion about rates, taxation, and opportunities in an uncertain market. Mitch and Larry dive deep into what makes their respective asset classes tick and touch upon current offerings including Motorcycle Loan Portfolio I and Brooklyn Multi-Family Portfolio.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[2:05] An overview of various asset classes that are offered at Yieldstreet, including a look into real estate deals such as Brooklyn Multi-Family and Parks Level Multi-Family.[4:59] Current offerings and opportunities within Supply Chain Financing, Private Business Credit, and Motorcycle Loan Portfolio.[9:25] The impact that the current low cash rate environment has on ROIs for investors.[13:12] Today’s motorcycle lending market is based on increased demand and limited supply.[18:28] Meeting due diligence in both the real estate market and within a motorcycle loan portfolio.[20:06] Which neighborhoods in the NYC real estate market are expected to most successfully revive after the pandemic in terms of CRE?[23:49] How does Yieldstreet evaluate the risk of deals that are backed by discretionary goods?[29:52] What process is followed when a motorcycle borrower defaults on their loan? [31:50] What advantage does Yieldstreet offer to originators and borrowers over banks or other bigger players?[37:36] If the face value interest of a portfolio is 20% why are investors only seeing a 12% ROI?[40:05] Three to six month projections and future market opportunities based on current trends.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetMotorcycle Loan Portfolio IBrooklyn Multi-Family Portfolio
At the intersection of the commercial, fine art, and business spaces of the art community you can find artists and entrepreneurs that are working to make art accessible to more people than ever before. In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance’s Naomi Baigell – Managing Director of  Marketing & Client Relationships, Vajra Kingsley – Co-Founder of Good Lamp Group, and Christian Luiten – Founder of Avant Arte, discuss how individuals within the art community are creating diversity in revenue streams for artists.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] The lightbulb moment that led Vajra to pursue her passion within the art community.[4:01] Building and maintaining a successful and sustainable art company.[6:55] Using the internet as a new vehicle to increase accessibility to and credibility of art in today’s environment.[10:35] Christian details the early challenges of reaching more established artists and beginning production.[15:44] Opportunities for the greatest physical and digital connections in today’s pandemic environment.[24:33] The process of selecting and purchasing art online through Avant Arte.[27:41] The new language that needs to be developed around speaking about art from entrepreneurs to collectors.[30:39] The goals of Athena Art Finance in bringing investors and collectors together with artists and works of art.[34:02] The role of collectors in successfully influencing beneficial changes in the art world.[35:55] Are today’s trending artists and their causes simply a fad, or do they have the potential to impact lasting change in the art market?[39:32] A peek into The Incubator Series, a 2021 collaboration of artists and curators.[41:20] Avant Arte’s goals of making the art market bigger and more accessible worldwide.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetAthena Art FinanceAvant ArteGood Lamp Group
Every investor is looking for ways to maximize returns on investments, and stocks and bonds aren’t nearly as interesting as they once were, leading more investors to invest in commercial real estate.  In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Mitch Rosen, Senior Director of Real Estate, and Mike Taylor, CFA, Regional Sales Director at Counterpoint Mutual Funds, discuss the role of commercial real estate in a well-rounded investment portfolio and the current state of the market in this volatile year.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[1:35] An overview of the general investor portfolio that Yieldstreet aims to develop and where commercial real estate fits in.[6:04] Factors that are driving interest and current income return in investments. [8:18] CRE’s place in a portfolio among the spectrum of low-yielding fixed income and more volatile equities. [10:38] To what degree has commercial real estate, including hotels and shopping malls, been affected by COVID-19? [15:20] What is the future for retail space that has been abandoned? [19:09] Considerations for investors regarding diversification within the private market of CRE investments.[23:20] Understanding the details of inflation adjustments and other fixed investment considerations.[26:26] What changes have occurred in durations of leases within CRE due to COVID? [30:44] A breakdown of the management fee structure for various funds and the need for increased transparency regarding those fees. [37:13] What can we expect from CRE in the fourth quarter of 2020? Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetCounterpoint Mutual Funds
What makes Private Business Credit opportunities different from specialty finance and how could investing in it benefit your portfolio? In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Larry Curran II, Managing Director of Private Business Credit, and Barbara Anderson, Sr. Director and Head of Underwriting, discuss the latest opportunities within Private Business Credit and how they may fit into a diversified portfolio. Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] What makes Private Business Credit different from the other asset classes at Yieldstreet?[7:44] What is the difference between private business credit and specialty finance? [10:02] The typical transaction model Private Business Credit employs to help companies with their growth needs. [15:11] What types of assets and companies are most viable in these uncertain times? [19:40] What is supply chain finance and what potential for growth does it hold? [24:25] An overview of the investor program that will detail credit opportunities within supply chain finance.[26:43] Solutions for principle returns and various diversity choices for investors. [32:28] Key considerations for companies from the Private Business Credit Investment perspective. [34:15] How would a second wave of COVID-19 affect supply chain finance?[36:45] What is the risk difference between factoring and supply chain finance?[41:06] Will the holidays bring a seasonal uptick in volume in these industries? [42:04] Yield targets that Private Business Credit Investment has set for its investors.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetYieldstreet Private Business Credit Investment
The pandemic has accelerated a number of trends in the art industry, from purchasing pieces online to relocating shops in locations that have traditionally been unsuccessful. In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance’s Naomi Baigell, MD – Client Relations & Marketing, along with Jeremy Hodkin of The Canvas and Adrien Meyer, Chairman of Global Private Sales at Christie’s, discuss the evolution of the art market over the last few months and what to expect in the market during the fourth quarter of this most unusual year.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] A bird’s eye view of the art world during summer 2020. [3:00] Factors that have accelerated such meaningful change in the art world. [5:35] The pandemic resulted in a major breakdown of the traditional calendar — do specific buying events throughout the year actually need to take place? [9:14] How comfortable are clients really with buying art online? [13:00] Details about Christie’s successful private sales event, Dream Big.[16:42] The value of going where the clients are — an overview of the art mecca that has developed in the Hamptons. [20:45] Why are buyers engaging with the art market from their summer homes like never before?[25:15] Have demand and investments in art increased as the stock market and economy have become more volatile?[29:20] Should buyers expect lower estimates for upcoming auctions? [30:38] Why are there higher levels of interest in and purchases of pieces this year than ever before? [32:25] Understanding the motivation behind cross category collectors. [34:25] How might the art market end out an election year that is also combined with a pandemic? [36:00] Does Christie’s have an art loan department? And how do Christie’s and Athena collaborate to bring art to their clients?[38:12] What support could the wealth management industry provide for art world professionals while providing value to clients? [39:50] How will AGP compete with Christie’s moving forward? A look at the standard practices of auction houses and galleries. [43:33] Does Athena loan internationally? Is there a minimum and maximum loan size? [44:10] The value of rare and precious things in times of uncertainty.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetAthena Art FinanceChristie’s Global Private SalesThe CanvasDream Big 
The pandemic has forced unexpected change around the world, but is there really a mass migration from New York City? In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Mitch Rosen, Senior Director of Real Estate, and Seth Weissman, Managing Partner of Urban Standard Capital, discuss the current New York City real estate market, how it might bounce back in coming months and the investment opportunities that are appearing in both residential and commercial real estate. Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] Host Mitch Rosen introduces Seth Weissman and the topic of real estate in NYC today.[4:13] A look at how different neighborhoods are currently faring in a COVID-19 environment.[6:41] Where will NYC go from here? A snapshot of what the real estate rebound might look like over the long term.[11:42] What role do city and government entities play in stimulating economic activity?[17:04] If a mass migration out of the city is actually happening, what are the most highly affected real estate categories and what opportunities for investors are appearing as a result?[21:08] What are the greatest areas of potential opportunity for investing in distressed and undervalued real estate?[27:20] Is there an opportunity for rent growth within the next 12 months for residential real estate investments this year?[32:30] A snapshot of neighborhood retail leases and options for tenants to become partners with landlords.[35:25] In a post-pandemic world, what is the future of co-working spaces in the city?[36:58] Understanding foreclosure deferrals and the headwinds that real estate is facing in the current climate of the city.[39:08] A value comparison of real estate and rental properties in Brooklyn versus Manhattan.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetYieldstreet Real EstateUrban Standard Capital
What is private business credit and where does it fit into the landscape of Yieldstreet’s Asset Classes? In today’s episode of The Yield, Yieldstreet’s Managing Director Larry Curran and Barbara Anderson, Senior Director & Head of Underwriting, are joined by David Skirzenski, CEO of Raistone Capital, to discuss our newest asset class, Private Business Credit (PBC), and our first PBC offering, Supply Chain Financing I.Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] Host Larry Curran introduces supply chain financing and shares career highlights that led him to the role of Managing Director at Yieldstreet.[7:52] Barbara Anderson and David Skirzenski introduce themselves and their roles in the new Supply Chain Financing offering.[10:54] What exactly is Private Business Credit and where does it fit into the landscape of Yieldstreet’s Asset Classes?[16:32] An overview of Raistone Capital, their network of supply chains, and their intention in collaborating with Yieldstreet.[18:32] The scope of opportunities found within supply chain financing from an individual investor standpoint.[24:56] Introducing “Mango” and the process of setting up a supply chain opportunity for Yieldstreet investors.[30:20] A simple and clear overview of what the supply chain transaction entails.[32:38] The supply chain volume of business at Raistone and their prior experience with Mango.[35:21] A look at the numbers that demonstrate that this process is cost-efficient and creates potentially high-value investment opportunities.[37:56] The main reasons Yieldstreet has chosen to take advantage of this investment opportunity.[40:08] Cash flow facts that explain why investors should consider supply chain as a first option, not a last resort.[45:26] Barbara shares her experience as an underwriter in major banking transactions.[47:21] Why are liens filed on supply chain investments and what does that mean for investors?[49:57] Final words for potential opportunistic investors who are looking for capital structures to help grow businesses today.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetYieldstreet Private Business CreditRaistone CapitalQ & A regarding Mango
In today’s episode of The Yield, host Yieldstreet’s Chief Technology Officer Hrishi Dixit and Chief Product Officer Sylvain Grande give you a peek under the hood at what powers the Yieldstreet platform.  They have come together to answer all of your questions about the inner workings of the Tech and Product teams at Yieldstreet, including what it’s like to work in and manage a distributed environment across three continents, the challenges of “illiquid” alternative investments and the Yieldstreet approach to such investments, and the importance of regulation in maximizing investments opportunities and security measures. Click here to subscribe and listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-yield/id1527659260Key Takeaways:[:50] Co-hosts Hrishi Dixit and Sylvain Grande each detail their role in shaping and leading the Yieldstreet platform, technology and product development.[5:32] Understanding the company’s product opportunities and challenges from an investors point of view. [9:38] How does a high growth mode start-up find the balance between user experience and security? [13:12] Key factors in scaling a system toward success includes both internal and external operational and automated processes. [14:42] What is the prioritization model in the product and tech side of Yieldstreet?[19:28] How does Yieldstreet successfully manage a widely distributed and remote team that spans three continents?[22:14] A snapshot of the different groups that manage internal data analytics and details about the first investing product that will be offered to non-accredited investors. [26:50] How has Yiedstreet built exceptional user experiences from an experiential and an architectural standpoint? [30:33] How much time is set aside at Yieldstreet product and tech for refactoring?[33:11] General information about mobile apps, multiple contingent beneficiaries, and processes that have been set up to work with non-accredited investors.[36:06] What tools and audits are utilized for security scanning and code analyses? [37:54] Final questions regarding investment systems, developing automation processes, and details about the new Yieldstreet blog.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetDistributed- The Yieldstreet Product, Design and Engineering blog
In today’s episode of The Yield host Eliza Osborne, Deputy Director at the Armory Show, and Yieldstreet x Athena Art Finance’s Naomi Baigell are joined by Ryan Wallace, Owner and Director of the Halsey McKay Gallery, and acclaimed artist Joseph Hart, for a virtual tour of the Halsey McKay Gallery featuring Joseph’s Unnamable exhibition. This episode highlights a virtual tour of the Halsey McKay Gallery featuring Joseph Hart’s Unnamable exhibition, discuss the art market during Summer 2020 from the view of the gallerists artists, and host a Q & A with Ryan Wallace and Joseph Hart. Key Takeaways:[:50] Guests Ryan Wallace and Joseph Hart highlight the genesis and details of their working relationship in the art community.[4:50] An overview of the Unnamable exhibit that was recently featured in the Halsey McKay Gallery and the process Joseph followed when creating each piece.[9:24] The approach Joseph took to his fourth exhibit in the gallery and the challenges of producing a show in the midst of a pandemic.[12:40] Viewer responses to the exhibit, the medium of the pieces, and the process that brought each piece to life.[16:53] A comparison of two of Joseph’s pieces — Embrace Animation and Palming/Split Fruit and the experiences that have influenced the lines of his art.[20:56] Why should people support artists and galleries in these unprecedented times? Joseph and Ryan share their reasons for creating opportunities to experience art in today’s world.[24:46] How has COVID-19 affected the work of art, both as an artist and as a gallery owner?[29:31] What were the challenges of getting the artwork produced and prepared for the show?[31:55] How does Joseph classify his style and how does he want viewers to interpret his work?[34:16] How are virtual-only exhibitions affecting the purchasing of investment pieces?[37:42] Joseph shares the details and rewards of his oral history podcast Deep Color.[39:29] The long term value of creating cultural relevance and investing in art.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetAthena Art FinanceDeep Color Podcast
Did you know that you can use your IRA funds to make alternative investments in your retirement portfolio?  If you are like 98% of investing Americans, the answer is no. In today’s episode of The Yield host Joe DiDomenico, the Director of Retirement Services at Yieldstreet is joined by Tim Berry, Tax Attorney & Self-Directed IRA Specialist, to discuss IRS rules and regulations for IRAs and how alternatives can be eligible IRA investments. The Yieldstreet IRA can help you diversify your retirement portfolio by giving you access to alternative investments across multiple asset classes, and the guest on today’s episode is going to show you how.Key Takeaways:[:50] Joe DiDomenico introduces Tim Berry and the topic of using your IRA to make alternative investments.[2:39] Why do only 2% of retirement plan assets in the US include alternative investments? [6:34] The Yieldstreet IRA account offers a more streamlined and readily available investing process.[10:06] IRS rules and regulations for IRAs and alternative eligible investments that can be purchased with an IRA account.[12:16] Details for buying an asset with funds that are borrowed from an IRA account.[14:40] Is it possible to invest in a traditional IRA and then convert it to a Roth IRA? [15:43] The prohibited transactions rule and how it affects doing business within families.[19:25] Examples of large endowment investors and the value of asset protection in retirement plans.[22:43] IRA lending requirements and options for creative investing opportunities. [28:23] How to overcome the overall lack of knowledge for the common investor about IRA investing.[32:44] Is it possible to set up a self-directed IRA after the money has already been pulled out?[33:55] Will Yieldstreet allow investments into Yieldstreet investments with a self-directed IRA non-Yieldstreet custodian? Or with inherited IRAs? [37:12] Is art an investment option with self-directed IRA funds? What is the time and cost to open up an IRA? [38:55] Beyond Yieldstreet, where can you find advice on self-directed IRA investing?[39:33] Can vested founder stock be sold by a founder into their own IRA account?[41:30] How to open up a traditional or Roth IRA account through Yieldstreet.[42:48] Tim’s final words on the value of investing in self-directed IRA accounts.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetYieldstreet IRA
In today’s episode YieldStreet Senior Director of Real Estate, Mitch Rosen is joined by Avatar Financial Group’s President & Co-Founder T.R. Hazelrigg and Jerry Zevenbergen, their CEO & Co-Founder, to discuss the present opportunities and headwinds commonly found in the commercial real estate market.  They examine changes in consumer behavior and the subsequent long and short impact on commercial real estate, portfolio management strategies and working with borrowers in inauspicious market conditions and capital deployment strategies within CRE.Key Takeaways:[:50] Mitch Rosen introduces today’s guests and the topic of opportunities in the current commercial real estate market.[3:23] Details of the less stable markets including online versus in-person retail trends and the hotel industry.[9:30] Expectations from the more stable asset classes including industrial and multi-family real estate.[12:20] Will current pandemic trends impact business and leisure travel in the same way? A look at the future of hotel, restaurant and entertainment industries.[16:06] Portfolio management strategies and advice for working with borrowers in inauspicious market conditions.[20:13] The role of CMBS in strategic portfolio management during times of an economic downturn.[23:08] Looking ahead to capital deployment strategies within CRE and the current demand for capital in today’s unstable market.[28:18] When are senior lenders expected to get involved in the marketplace again? [34:14] The benefits of storage real estate and repurposing big box retail to generate positive valuation for otherwise lost assets.Mentioned in This Episode:YieldStreetAvatar Financial Group
 In today’s episode of The Yield, George Moriarty, Chief Content Officer of InvestmentNews, and Ron Suber, member of the Board of Directors at both Qwil and Yieldstreet, discuss the ways that COVID-19 and the economic slowdown are shaping the future of investing and financial services. They examine the ways that technology can streamline the education of new investors, post-COVID-19 innovations in the financial services industry, and the new frontiers in investment diversification. Ron shares especially timely advice on the importance of diversification of a personal investment portfolio in these uncertain times and offers resources to help a new investor know where to get started.Key Takeaways:[:50] Guest Ron Suber details his introduction to and experience with investing at Yieldstreet.[4:31] How can technology streamline the education of accredited investors to help round out their investment portfolios?[7:33] Which companies have done the best job of supporting client education, and which ones have made the biggest mistakes?[9:19] Innovations and digital changes that are emerging as a result of COVID-19.[11:29] What is the best way to structure a backstop facility allowing origination partners to close and expense to be paid?[13:14] Debt market considerations and tips for successful diverse investing.[14:52] What policies are in place at Yieldstreet to protect clients’ investment money?[16:00] What is the annual expected return on investments with Yieldstreet?[17:13] An overview of the options for alternative investments at Yieldstreet.[18:30] What does the future of financial media look like over the next six to 12 months?[23:45] Ron highlights some of his personal favorite areas for investments including social media content and e-commerce retailers.[26:01] How can investing in art galleries generate income in today’s market?[27:25] A look at short-term rates of return that can be expected on low-interest investments.[29:50] Are investments in cryptocurrency worth the rate of return?[32:16] Is Yieldstreet considering investing in COVID-19 support systems, and what are some of the asset classes that are unique in the midst of the pandemic?[35:20] Ron shares a forecast for the investment market, areas to shift away from and where to direct investments instead.[38:18] How to find the best places to start your alternative investment market experience.[41:02] Is early-stage equity considered an additional asset class?Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetInvestmentNewsQwil
Unanswered questions surrounding the effects of the pandemic are endless, and don’t stop in the world of investing. In today’s episode of The Yield, Charlie Schilling, General Manager of Investments at Yieldstreet, and Daniel Posner, Senior Advisor to Yieldstreet and the Chief Investment Officer at Rensop Investment Group address the timely topic of investing in the face of uncertainty. They discuss how investors should be evaluating the market and economy through the end of 2020, how investors should view the contrast between the economy and market highs, and the ways in which investors can take advantage of alternate sources of capital and the financing needed for a business.Key Takeaways:[:50] Guest Daniel Posner offers a snapshot of investing and the economy in the time of COVID-19.[4:00] What kind of market recovery are we facing: V, U, or W? A look at the critical components to overcoming current market volatility.[6:56] Opportunities that emerge in times of market volatility and what you should be doing with your portfolio at this time.[10:06] Distressed investing — in which sectors can investors find the best investment opportunities right now?[13:27] Are there ways that investors can minimize the impact of the economic downturn without selling off investments?[16:38] How to evaluate companies with supply chain or labor issues in order to secure the best investment opportunities.[19:12] A snapshot of current spending habits and travel trends and their effect on the economy.[26:09] What will happen to commercial real estate when the world opens back up?[27:38] Opportunities that are becoming available in non-traditional asset classes.[29:57] Which sectors will see the strongest bounceback and which will see the most bankruptcies?Mentioned in This Episode:YieldstreetRensop Investment Group
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