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RNS Number : 1300O
VPC Specialty Lending Invest. PLC
28 May 2020
 

28 May 2020

 

VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC

(the "Company")

MONTHLY NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE

 

Net Asset Value

The Company is pleased to provide its monthly net asset value per share ("NAV") update.

 

As at 30 April 2020, the unaudited estimated NAV (Cum Income) per Ordinary Share (ISIN GB00BVG6X439) was 89.70 pence.

 

This NAV has been calculated by Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services LLC.

 

 

Performance

The Company also announces the cumulative NAV total return performance as at 30 April 2020 as follows:

 

 

Monthly Return

YTD

Return

ITD

Return

Ordinary Shares

0.91%

-1.75%

25.80%

 

 

Monthly Investment Highlights and Factsheet

During the month of April 2020:

v The Company generated a total NAV return of 0.91% for April 2020. The revenue return was 0.85% and the capital return was 0.06% for the month; and

v IFRS 9 reserves for expected credit losses (ECL) were flat on the month (-0.01%) as credit continued to perform well despite the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The Company's ECL reserve as at 30 April 2020 represented 4.39% of the gross balance sheet investments, which is up slightly from 4.33% as at 31 March 2020 driven primarily by a reduction in the gross exposure from proceeds received during the month. The ECL reserve level is unrealised and based on realised losses seen on similar asset classes during the 2008 Financial Crisis. The ECL is calculated based on loss given default assumptions on our balance sheets deals and the modelling reflects a 100% likelihood of a stress scenario. As of this release we have had no defaults since the onset of the pandemic, and we will continue to reassess the reserve each month based on the underlying performance of the portfolio.

 

The Company's factsheet for April 2020 will shortly be available on the Company's website: https://vpcspecialtylending.com/.

 

 

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:

 

Victory Park Capital

Brendan Carroll (Senior Partner and Co-Founder)

Gordon Watson (Partner)

via Jefferies or Winterflood (below)

info@vpcspecialtylending.com

 

 

Jefferies International Limited

Tel: +44 20 7029 8000

Stuart Klein

 

Neil Winward

Gaudi Le Roux

 

 

 

Winterflood Securities Limited

Tel: +44 20 3100 0000

Neil Morgan

 

Chris Mills

 

 

 

Link Company Matters Limited (Company Secretary)

Tel: +44 20 7954 9567

Email: VPC@linkgroup.co.uk

 

 

About VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC

VPC Specialty Lending Investments PLC (Company No. 9385218) is a UK listed investment trust focused on asset-backed lending to emerging and established businesses with the goal of building long-term, sustainable income generation. The Company identifies investment opportunities across various industries and geographies to offer shareholders access to a diversified portfolio of opportunistic credit investments originated by non-bank lenders with a focus on the rapidly developing technology-enabled lending sector.

 

 

This document is for information purposes only and is not an offer to invest. All investments are subject to risk. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past are no guarantee of future results.

 

 

LEI: 549300UPEXC5DQB81P34

 


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