About Franklin Connellan

Franklin Connellan is the Director of Business Development for Centaur Asset Management and is involved in sourcing new investment opportunities and fund raising for the Centaur Group, its subsidiaries and portfolio companies. His role includes end-to-end management of sales activities, market services and support globally. Franklin also manages the continued development of strategic reseller and investor relationships, ensuring flexibility and customer satisfaction in an increasingly demanding marketplace. He also holds an MBA from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, Dublin, Ireland.

Entries by Franklin Connellan

Claims Bonds – What is the opportunity?

Claims Bonds – What is the opportunity?

Over the past 7 years or so, third party litigation and claims funding has established itself as an attractive asset class for sophisticated investors looking to diversify their portfolios beyond more traditional financial instruments. By definition, claims funding is the method of purchasing and processing valid legal claims.

Recent investment levels in litigation funding reflect the market’s thrust. Fund raisers in London procured over half a billion pounds sterling in 2015, including £200m by Therium Capital Management, and fund raising into the sector has continued throughout 2016.

A claims bond is one of many ways of accessing this market, and an excellent […] Read more

Non-correlated assets

Non-correlated assets

When looking to balance an investment portfolio there are number of factors to consider, but one of the most important is the mix of assets, and diversification. Non-correlated assets, or what some people deem ‘alternative investments’, are one way of ensuring a portfolio is not geared too heavily in one area because the price movements are independent of core financial/international markets. […] Read more