Questions & Answers
Who are you ?
The Fountainhead Investments is based in London , England .
It is formed by Peter A Barnett who is the CEO and Founder. He has extensive experience in financial services, including Private equity, stockbroking, inter-dealer broking and derivatives trading.
What is the company background ?
The company is registered in England and Wales. It trades it's own capital in the financial markets for and on behalf of it's shareholders , it also acts as an introducing broker for International Off-shore Fund Managers. Finally, provides trader training and facilitation for new traders & traders with 12 -18 months experience looking to improve their trading results.
Are you FCA Regulated ?
Short answer: As a proprietary Trading Company NO.
The placement of private company shares is an unregulated activity and is only suitable for qualifying investors.
As an introducing broker, the International Bond' product is administered through a regulated and authorised company. As these companies are off-shore you would not qualify for compensation by the UK Financial Service Compensation Scheme if based in the UK.
What is the qualifying criteria to be able to purchase the redeemable shares?
We don't take on retail investors. Only institutional and Qualifying investors who have an understanding of the risks and reward are considered to participate.
What are the benefits of owning the redeemable shares?
There is no limit to share price appreciation. (Capital Growth)
Income from dividends , subject to performance.
Defined risk, limited to the capital invested.
If the company redeems it's shares then you will receive 100% of the amount you invested back plus an additional 7.5%.
What are advantages of owning International Investment Bonds?
Highly Tax efficient
No capital gains Tax on the growth your bond.
5% Tax Free Withdrawals per year ( some Funds up to 70%)
Joint Policy for Spouse or Partner.
Access to large selection of top performing international funds
We are introducing brokers for international investment funds. Investors that wish to take advantage of the benefits of this bond can do so through us. Monies are transferred direct to the Fund Managers. Initial set up fees range between 1 - 8% depending on one's circumstances.
Are the returns guaranteed ?
Short Answer: NO.
Trading is a risky business. Past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. Depending on your appetite for risk you may like either the International Investment Bonds or at the higher end of the scale Outsourced Proprietary trading.
As a proprietary being active trading in small size, relative to much larger institutional market participants, enables traders to be more responsive to market conditions and therefore scale into and out of positions without these positions going against them.
As a consequence achieving average returns of 2- 5 % per month is a realistic ROI on capital traded. This represents only part of our activities as we seek to diversify risk.
We believe that if a shareholder holds their stock for at least three - five years, it will give enough time for returns to generate, subject to performance, we will make dividend payments which obviously pleases shareholders and reduces their risk. The shares being redeemable at par come with a 7.5% premium when exercised.
What's the catch?
We are a private limited company so you will need to be a qualified investor to invest. We are not looking for orphans, widows or people who require the word "Guaranteed returns" because they are seeking a risk free investment or promises thereof. Only serious investors that understand and accept the principles of risk and reward are accepted.
This is because the capital that is used to purchase our shares is at risk. As a shareholder the value of the shares may not be the same as the amount you paid for them on exit. They could be less or a lot more.
What's the minimum investment ?
We have a minimum and maximum investment. The Minimum is £25,000.
What happens if I wish to sell early ?
If you wish to sell your shares early, then you will be given a valuation of your holding based on the current share value. You may not get as much as you put in if you withdraw within three years of investing.
By holding your shares for at least three years it allows your shares a period of gestation to develop and grow.
What happens to shareholders funds?
The funds are used for as per the business model in the information memorandum. That is a combination of working and trading capital.
As a shareholder you receive a share certificate and are placed on the company share register.