La Belle France or Brexit Britain?? – by Jon Bennion-Pedley

I recently wrote on LinkedIn about my frustration at the difficulty in getting visas to allow investors to enter the UK and meet with potential partners. Whether describing the British Prime Minister as a “tousle-headed tosser” aided my cause is still unclear.


What is clear is that, for the foreseeable future, the United Kingdom is going to be an unattractive bet for many investors – particularly when there are some very interesting and rewarding investment opportunities in mainland Europe – similarly robust legal systems, similarly transparent governance, identical hard currency investment…..and a good deal less uncertainty, antipathy and political idiocy. This week´s chaos in the Westminster parliament and the very real possibility of another general election make an already unenviable situation little short of repugnant for many. Which is why, with a heavy heart, I am now recommending investment into France and not the UK as my favourite option for balanced investors.

Investment Owl has been working with Halcyon Retreat for more than 2 years now and we have recently seen our first clients exit with returns of 36% over that period. The investment offers two different options –

·         A simple 12 month loan note that pays investors a 15% premium and repays their capital in just one year

·         The option to own property in the resort with good yields, the opportunity to access the property for personal use, and a guaranteed buy-back after 5 or 10 years

All investors are protected by either a charge over the property or ownership of the property itself. The resort is glorious, is operated by the world´s biggest hotel group, and welcomes visits by Investment Owl and its clients. The property developer has a long and successful track record and a string of high class resort developments on its CV.

If you would like to find out more then just email me – and I can send you our due diligence pack and detailed analysis. Vive la France!!!!!


Written by Jon Bennion-Pedley