Risks

As with any investment, there are risks. The Offer Document will cover the risks specific to an individual investment, but it is also important you understand the following general risks that apply to our investments.

Will I get my original investment back?

There is a risk, if something goes wrong or if the energy project fails during the life of the investment, that you may not get back all or any of your original investment.

The sorts of things that could result in an energy project getting into trouble are:

  • Extended periods of lower than expected energy production
  • Extended operational failure not covered by normal maintenance warranties and contracts
  • An extended period of deflation
  • An extended significant collapse in the price of energy
  • Delays in the construction of the project (in the case of the investment being used to fund project construction)

There are also specific risks that relate to each individual investment, so please read the risks section of the Offer Document before you decide to invest.

Our investments are long term

Depending which investment you choose, it will usually have a term period of 15 - 20 years (though some may be shorter term).

The investments on Abundance are transferable which means if you want to get your money back you may be able to sell them, though there is no formal regulated market on which you can do so. But remember if you are forced to sell them in a hurry or if an investment has consistently underperformed, there is a risk you may not get all of your money back.

To help you sell Abundance provides a marketplace which enables buyers and sellers to connect and trade investments. If you want to learn more take a look at our marketplace FAQs.

Please note

Abundance is not authorised to provide financial advice to investors and does not do so. It is therefore your responsibility to do your homework on whether to invest in a specific investment or not. If you do not understand anything regarding a particular investment please seek independent financial advice.

As with any investment product there are risks. Part or all of your original invested capital may be at risk and any return on your investment depends on the success of the project invested in. You should be prepared to hold Abundance investments for their full term (and many will have terms of more than 15 years). Abundance investments may not be readily realisable (and their value can rise or fall). They may be secured or unsecured, and where they are secured this does not ensure repayment. Estimated rates of return can be variable and estimates are no guarantee of actual return. Specific risks will apply in relation to each product. Consider all risks before investing and read the Offer Document for each investment.