FOR SMART INVESTORS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Investors receive 10% p.a. + 30-day liquidity on their investment.
We allocate all management salaries & fees to social impact initiatives.
It's as simple as that.

RETURNS

Since 2013, our investments have generated 18% p.a. on average. We return a fixed 10% p.a. to our investors.

LIQUIDITY

30 days' notice is required for withdrawals / redemption. No minimum investment period.

WE INVEST WITH YOU

Since 2011, we have invested our own money with the same systematic, data-driven approach we offer to investors ... so, investors' interests and ours are always aligned.

SOCIAL IMPACT

We don't take salaries, commissions or fees. Instead, we allocate returns above 10% p.a. to social impact initiatives through our partners.

THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY IS NOT FAIR. WE ARE HERE TO FIX THAT.

Most banks' financial offerings are designed to drive massive returns for shareholders, not depositors. Banks regularly generate >20% returns on their investments, but return <2-4% to their depositors. In our view, that's not equitable, and widens the rich-poor gap in developed countries.

We have created a better way to invest with our rigorously tested, systematic approach to trading that has generated 18% p.a. for the founders - consistently - since 2011. Our investors benefit from the same system in which we ourselves are personally invested.

Our system helps us put more money in investors' pockets and create impact for communities around the world. Because doing well and doing good don't need to be mutually exclusive.

OUR ETHOS

TRANSPARENCY

Our quarterly investor and independent audit reports transparently detail both how our investments are performing and where and how much we are allocating to social impact initiatives.

A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD

We believe that those who are more fortunate have an obligation to serve the less fortunate.

We have chosen to allocate our salaries & fees to impact as our commitment to levelling the playing field. We are able to do this because of the returns our system has generated since 2011 - and continues to generate for us alongside our investors.

CREATING A BETTER SYSTEM

We've created a new way to invest that's better for everyone: our investors, humanity at large, and the planet.

And that's our bigger purpose, beyond just making money. Because we ourselves belong to all three groups.

HOW IT WORKS

Investing with Genuine Interest is easy, but we're an invitation-only platform.
If you're friends with an investor or would like to learn more, please contact us.
Here's how it works:

RECEIVE AN INVITATION

FILL OUT THE ONLINE KNOW-YOUR-CUSTOMER FORM TO CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT

FUND YOUR ACCOUNT WITH BETWEEN USD $1K-100K

WATCH YOUR FUNDS GROW

OUR TEAM

Our team's experience includes deep quantitative, statistical, risk, regulatory and social impact expertise.

Greg Blackwood-Lee

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Greg is a quantitative investment and private equity professional with more than 20 years of experience designing portfolio and investment solutions for banks and multinational conglomerates in Asia, Europe and the United States.

He is also a startup founder, applying blockchain and other technologies to address thorny environmental and social issues. Greg is a published author on investments; an INSEAD Entrepreneur-in-Residence; and studied Computer Science at Stanford (BA) and business at INSEAD (MBA).

Jeremy Usher

Co-Founder and Board Member

Jeremy is a Senior Technical Advisor to the UN Development Programme, and has more than 20 years of experience working in executive management and development positions in the United States, Asia, Europe and Africa.

He has created and implemented solutions in a wide range of sectors; and for national, regional and state governments. A founding member of an Italian community bank, he is passionate about investing in families and businesses to build stronger local communities. Jeremy holds degrees from Auburn University (Engineering) and Duke Fuqua School of Business (MBA).

Victor Wykoff

Board Member

Victor is the Chief Data Scientist at SAP Ariba. He brings more than 17 years of experience in statistical risk assessment and analysis, as well as in-depth knowledge of banking software and scoring solutions.

He spent 11 years at FICO leading the risk analytics teams as a Senior Consultant and then served as the Head of Risk Analytics, Measurements, and Experimentation for Paypal and eBay. Victor holds MS degrees from Stanford University in Statistics and Epidemiology; and a BA from Columbia University in Pre-medical Studies with a concentration in Physics.

Antonio DeLorenzo

Independent External Auditor

Antonio is a senior regulatory and compliance executive, with a career spanning fintech, financial markets infrastructure, asset management, compliance and technology. He has worked with institutions and clients such as SWIFT, the Securities Commission of Malaysia, and the Dubai Financial Services Authority.

He is currently the CEO of Funder Exchange and a Partner at ATAS Capital, and holds degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (Finance) and INSEAD (Global Executive MBA).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You can invest up to USD $100,000 with Genuine Interest at any point of time. You’ll need a minimum of USD $1000 to get started.

We are a quantitative trading firm. In 2011, we began privately trading our own capital using a quantitative / algorithmic system. After generating ~18% returns consistently for 2 years, our friends requested us to manage their capital for them in 2013.

Since 2013, our market-neutral investment strategies have enabled us to consistently return a fixed 10% to investors annually, and allocate the rest to social impact initiatives.

We are currently supporting several impact initiatives around the world, and will add more as we grow. See the full list here

Because dreams are universal, but opportunities are not. Our mission is to create a better way of investing - while creating happier communities and a healthier planet.

The team at Genuine Interest is investing their own money with you. We keep all the returns from investing our money (~18%) - which is enough to sustain us and our families. For our investors’ funds, we return 10% per annum to investors and allocate excess returns (less operating expenses) towards social impact initiatives.

It’s our way of paying it forward and serving the less fortunate.

  • As with all investments, your capital is at risk - along with ours, because all partners are personally invested along with you.

  • You need to give us 30 days’ notice to withdraw your funds.

  • Disclaimer: You should consider all risks associated with investing in Genuine Interest against the potential risks, financial benefits and social benefits offered by other investment products before you invest with us.

We’re invitation-only, so you’ll need a personal referral code from an existing investor - and a minimum of USD $1000 to invest. Once you've received your referral code, just click on the "Join Now" button above and answer a few questions about yourself (for Anti-Money Laundering purposes). Then, we'll run through a verification process, and that's it. See How It Works.

GENUINE INTEREST RETURNS A FIXED 10% ANNUAL INTEREST AND ALLOCATES ALL MANAGEMENT SALARIES & FEES TO SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVES.

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