WDL SME Fund offers an alternative defensive asset class by creating a loan portfolio in the Dutch SME market. Risk is well-spread over 60-100 quality loans. In a moderate scenario, the expected yield is 4,6% a year. Providing access to capital to healthy SMEs with acceptable risk profile, thereby putting capital to work in the Dutch economy.
WDL Kredietfondsen, as manager of the WDL SME fund, is fully specialized in SME- and real estate loans, offers the opportunity to make use of this specialism. WDL Kredietfondsen is able to link craftmanship to risk data, combined with an efficient process.
Selection, structuring and management by credit risk specialists with a proven track record. Based on a thorough analysis of business cases, markets and a proven cash flow of the borrower.
Current sales funnel via affiliated companies Financieringsfabriek and WDL with 150-200 successfully originated loans a year. On top of this sales funnel the fund manager has an existing deal flow in origination and managing lending from High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) directly to SMEs. (Direct Lending) Necessary workflow and IT for the fund is fully operational.
WDL Kredietfondsen is managed by 2 partners, Bart van der Wielen (CEO) and John Aartsen (COO), with each over 25 years of credit risk, restructuring- and consultancy experience. The partners invest 1,5% of the fund as “skin in the game.”