WFP Opportunity Fund Announces a 21.85% Net Annualized Return for First Quarter 2017

April 5, 2017, Los Angeles, California – The WFP Opportunity Fund, managed by Wilshire Finance Partners, generated a 21.85% net annualized non-compounded return for the first quarter of 2017.  The net annualized compounded return for the fund since its inception on September 23, 2013 through March 31, 2017 was 14.41%.

The WFP Opportunity Fund seeks to provide attractive risk-adjusted returns to its investors through debt and equity investments in real estate within the United States. Such investments will include, without limitation, direct and indirect equity investments, joint ventures, deeds of trust and mortgages, participating loans and other real estate related investments.  The fund is not correlated to the stock or bond markets and has little to no sensitivity to interest rates.

The return obtained by the fund was on an unlevered basis and was primarily the result of interest income received on the trust deeds, mortgages and participating loans in the fund’s portfolio.  A significant portion of the fund’s return in the first quarter of 2107 was the result of the gain realized on a participating loan in the fund’s portfolio.  Per investment election of each investor, cash proceeds from that gain were either distributed to the investor or reinvested to acquire additional units in the fund based on the Net Asset Value of the fund ex-dividend.  The chart below reflects the reduction in the Net Asset Value of the fund resulting from the realization event and that dividend payment.  i.e. the NAV ex-dividend.

At the end of the first quarter in 2017, the fund’s portfolio primarily consisted of first mortgages, second trust deeds and B Notes with combined loan-to-values of approximately 59.25%.

Throughout 2016 and in the first quarter of 2017, the fund held a relatively large cash position as management continued to assess investment opportunities meeting the fund’s investment parameters, risk tolerance and return requirements.  At March 31, 2017 the fund held a cash position of 37.95% of total assets in the fund.

“We are very pleased with the dividend we were able to distribute to the fund’s investors in the first quarter,” said Don Pelgrim, CEO of Wilshire Finance Partners. “That dividend was primarily the result of the gain received on the participating loan made by the fund to a senior assisted living facility in Florida.  The participating return on that loan was above expectations and can be attributed to both the hard work and efforts of the borrower-sponsor creating additional value in the project, as well as the opportunity for the fund to accelerate the realization of the gain.”

 

The WFP Opportunity Fund is approved for both retirement and non-retirement accounts on the following alternative investment platforms:

  • Fidelity Investments (National Financial Services or NFS); CUSIP Number 94699B948
  • TD Ameritrade as WFP OPPORTUNITY FUND NSA; CUSIP Number 93099C100

 

The WFP Opportunity Fund is also open to investors, wealth managers and individual investment advisors directly through Wilshire Finance Partners.

For more information on Wilshire Finance Partners or the WFP Opportunity Fund please call (866) 575-5070 or visit www.WilshireFP.com.

 

About Wilshire Finance Partners and our investment alternatives.

Wilshire Finance Partners, Inc. (“Wilshire”) specializes in real estate finance and investments and is the manager of the WFP Income Fund, LLC (“WFP Income Fund”) and the WFP Opportunity Fund, LLC (“WFP Opportunity Fund” and collectively with the WFP Income Fund, the “Funds”). The WFP Income Fund invests in a diversified pool of residential, multifamily, and commercial real estate related short-term bridge loans secured by first trust deeds and mortgages. The WFP Opportunity Fund invests in a diversified pool of residential, multifamily, and commercial real estate related short-term bridge loans, participating loans, real estate joint ventures, and direct real estate investments. Wilshire commenced operations in January 2008 and launched the WFP Income Fund and the WFP Opportunity Fund in September 2013. Wilshire which maintains two sales and operations offices in California.

 

The WFP Income Fund is approved for both retirement and non-retirement accounts on the following alternative investment platforms:

  • Fidelity Investments (National Financial Services or NFS); CUSIP Number 94699K534
  • Pershing as WFP INCOME FUND LLC; CUSIP Number 929LP9220
  • TD Ameritrade as WFP INCOME FUND LLC NSA; CUSIP Number 93099B102
  • Millennium Trust Company (with affiliate access to the Charles Schwab platform)

 

The WFP Opportunity Fund is approved for both retirement and non-retirement accounts on the following alternative investment platform:

  • Fidelity Investments (National Financial Services or NFS); CUSIP Number 94699B948
  • TD Ameritrade as WFP OPPORTUNITY FUND NSA; CUSIP Number 93099C100

 

In addition, each of the WFP Income Fund and WFP Opportunity Fund are approved for self-directed retirement accounts various other platforms without the need for the CUSIP number, including, Equity Trust Company (Sterling Trust), Pensco Trust Company, Provident Trust Company, Self-Directed IRA Services, Shareholder Services Group, and Trust Company of America.

Each of the WFP Income Fund and WFP Opportunity Fund is open to investors, wealth managers and individual investment advisors under the above referenced platforms using standard subscription and transfer procedures.

Investors and advisors may also invest directly through Wilshire.  Individual investors not using a third party advisor may be required to meet additional requirements of the platform providers.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

This communication is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of offers to purchase the securities of either of the Funds, individual loan or trust deed investments, or otherwise (individually and collectively, the “Securities”). The purpose of this communication is to provide an overview of the respective Securities and their private placement. Persons interested in learning about the Securities and their private placement will be provided with the respective Private Placement Memorandum (inclusive of exhibits thereto and any supplements, the “Memorandum”), which provides a description of the Securities, the terms of their private placement, a discussion of risk factors, a copy of the limited liability company operating agreement for the fund (as applicable), a subscription agreement and other information related to the Securities.

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements regarding the Securities and the investment objectives and strategies of each of the Funds. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks and uncertainties which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the control of Wilshire, as the manager of the Funds. Although Wilshire believes that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in the forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation by Wilshire, any placement agent, or any other person, that the objectives and strategies of the respective Securities or the Funds will be achieved.

Investments in the Securities may only be made solely by accredited investors (which for natural persons, are investors who meet certain minimum annual income or net worth threshold), who are provided with the Memorandum and who complete, execute and deliver the subscription documents included therein. Each of the Securities is being offered in reliance on an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) and are not required to comply with specific disclosure requirements that apply to registration under the Securities Act. The Securities Exchange Commission has not passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the Securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials. Each of the Securities is subject to legal restrictions on transfer and resale and investors should not assume they will be able to resell the Securities. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing in any of the Securities, including the Funds, involves substantial risk, including loss of investment, and is not suitable for all investors.

 

Contact:

Wilshire Finance Partners, Inc.

Donald H. Pelgrim, Jr.

(866) 575-5070

dpelgrim@wilshirefp.com

Source: Wilshire Finance Partners, Inc.

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