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Hunter Jones

General Questions

Hunter Jones are experts in UK and European property-backed interest-bearing Loan Notes. Our specialist knowledge and strategic approach allows us to introduce you to innovative property loan note opportunities offering steady and secure returns.
We do not charge you a fee for the services we provide we are paid a commission by the loan note issuer.
Hunter Jones was established in 2013 by its co-founders, Dean O’Neill and Reece Mennie; the latter of whom continues as the Managing Director.
We are not required to be regulated. However, Hunter Jones prides itself on operating to FCA standards and requirements.
No. We are simply an introducer, introducing private investors to a range of UK and European investment opportunities. Unlike our competitors, we do not sell any property.
The loan notes are non-transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed before maturity and therefore are only suitable for high net worth or sophisticated investors (who fully understand the risk). Interested parties are therefore required to certify that they do in fact qualify as either a high net worth or sophisticated investor and they understand the risks that are involved.

Loan Note Questions

A Loan Note is a professionally structured financial instrument; it is a legal contract that specifies the duration of the loan, when the loan is to be re-paid and the interest payable.

Loan Notes are becoming an increasingly common part of the smaller company finance landscape, taking over the role previously held by banks and investment houses who have benefitted from such high returns but simply haven’t passed them on to savers.
Under these circumstances, the Loan Notes would form part of your estate and the executors of your estate would hold title to the Loan Notes. Your executors would hold the Loan Notes until their redemption or, in such exceptional circumstances the issuer might be prepared to redeem the loan note early.
Empire Property Holdings

Empire Property Holdings Questions

Empire is a company designed to encapsulate all the aspects required in order to create a profitable property investment venture. We can provide the complete package, from acquisition to renovations, lettings to finance. By doing so, we create profitable, efficient and sustainable investments.
A full suite of documents is available on request, subject to investors signing a self certification form, available here
The Permitted Development Scheme by virtue of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016 (SI332) allows developers to convert office buildings into residential apartments without the need to apply for specific planning permission. A simple form is submitted to the relevant planning department and as long as the exterior look of the building is not being changed, for example by adding extensions or another floor, nor does the building in itself present a flood/asbestos risk and no transport issue is created in the process, the local authority cannot object.
Dolphin Trust

Dolphin Trust GmbH Questions

The company was set up in 2008; the CEO Charles Smethurst and his executive team have decades of experience working in this niche sector. It has quickly grown into a highly successful international business with offices in Germany, Ireland, Asia and the UK. A copy of the company’s annual credit rating is provided with the due diligence pack that is made freely available to all authorised prospective clients.
No, it has never been necessary to enforce a legal charge on any Dolphin Trust GmbH project as no default in payment has ever occurred.
All buildings are bought either: (a) with full planning in place or (b) with zoning for residential development. Therefore, Dolphin Trust GmbH do not encounter issues with planning and have a 100% success rate in this process. Dolphin Capital GmbH never purchases a project without already knowing it will get planning.
Dolphin Trust GmbH works closely with a variety of investors including Hedge Funds, institutional investors and family offices as well as private investors. In 2013, Dolphin Trust GmbH secured an investment of €11.2 million with a leading UK hedge fund while an additional high value deal was signed with an Asian fund.