Litigation funding versus other investment opportunities
In contrast to other investment opportunities (e.g., equities or real estate), litigation funding has zero correlation with the fluctuations in the broader economy and other assets. It is likely that litigation funding might even be inversely correlated with the state of the financial markets if litigation increases during an economic recession — namely due to a sharp increase in insolvencies. The demand for litigation funding is expected to increase as more companies file lawsuits related to contract disputes and business insurance claims arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these litigants may require capital to pursue their claims, in which case the non-recourse nature of litigation finance investments should stay particularly appealing.
Litigation Finance Journal podcast


Cormac Leech, director of AxiaFunder, discusses the company’s general approach and how crowdfunding platforms should be considered in the context of the code of the Association of Litigation Funders. The podcast also discusses AxiaFunder’s current priorities.
 
Evaluating litigation crowdfunding in light of the Code of the ALF

Using a platform to fund commercial litigation is a novel approach which, by necessity, requires careful consideration by solicitors and claimants before proceeding. One lens through which to evaluate litigation crowdfunding is the Code of the Association of Litigation Funders (ALF). 
Profile review by P2P Guarantee

This article is part of the profile review performed by P2P Guarantee and the views expressed are those of the author (not affiliated with AxiaFunder).

Litigation funding is an interesting investment opportunity, mainly for diversifying and generating high returns, but which also carries its risks. As long as an investor knows what he is doing, the author believes these waters can be navigated with success. 
Profile review by Valiqo


This article is part of the Profile Review performed by Valiqo and the views expressed are those of the author (not affiliated with AxiaFunder).

At the time of writing, October 2020, 10 cases have been funded through the platform, 8 of which are still ongoing and 2 have been successfully resolved. The latter cases generated a 43% and 94% return on investment in 8 and 15 months, respectively.
First secondary market trade of litigation funding assets completes


AxiaFunder has assisted with a secondary market trade of litigation funding assets which closed today. The assets were sold to 12 investors, at a 20% premium to the original issuance price in December 2019. 
Litigation funding with Cormac Leech podcast | AxiaFunder


In this podcast, Jean Galea and Joseph Galea meet Cormac Leech from AxiaFunder to discuss how investors can potentially make money from litigation cases. 
Profile review by Explore P2P


Hedge funds have made big returns funding litigation cases. With AxiaFunder, you can now participate too  


This article is part of the Explore P2P Profile and the views expressed (excluding those contained in the interview segment) are those of the author (not affiliated with AxiaFunder). 

AxiaFunder is the most interesting new crowdfunding site we have seen in the last year     --- Explore P2P 

Todocrowdlending.com - Interview with Cormac Leech AxiaFunder CEO 2020


This article is from todocrowdlending.com and the views expressed (excluding those contained in the interview segment) are those of the author (not affiliated with AxiaFunder).
 

“The first litigation crowdfunding platform in Europe. A very interesting platform which brings a new asset class… and might be a solution to take into account for those of you interested in finding potentially profitable investments with literally 0 correlation to the stock markets.” - Todocrowdlending.com.

Originally published on todocrowdlending.com by Jesus Arias on 2 June 2020.
Opportunity knocks for litigation finance

Cormac Leech, AxiaFunder’s CEO has outlined the increasing need for litigation funding and the ways in which AxiaFunder is placed to bridge that gap in funding. 
  • Litigation finance: the changing face of the commercial litigation landscape.
  • COVID-19 pandemic: how the pandemic can be an opportunity for growth.
  • Supporting legal practitioners: litigation funding & cash flow management.
Originally published on New Law Journal on 09 April 2020 https://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/content/opportunity-knocks-for-litigation-finance.
What are legal merits? | AxiaFunder
Visit here to read how we explain legal merits and how we take careful consideration of other important factors in cases we take on for investment.
Litigation funding & rule of law
What is the rule of law, and how does litigation funding improve it?
The best kept secret in investing?
Having experienced a significant broad-based rally in equity and property markets over the last 9 years, arguably now is a good time for eligible investors to look to diversify their exposure across other asset classes - ideally those with little or no correlation with traditional risk markets. In this regard, litigation funding seems like an attractive option although not without its own specific risks. 

By Rabin Tambyraja, Professional Investor and AxiaFunder Shareholder

Posted on 21 May 2018
New P2P platform launches to fund litigation cases


AxiaFunder, a new platform for crowdfunding litigation based in the UK, was launched earlier this January. The first case offered from AxiaFunder has already been fully funded. It was a dispute concerning professional negligence that was looking to raise £12,720. Investors can expect a return of 60% per annum if the case is successfully resolved.  Across all cases AxiaFunder predicts a return that will be on average within the 20-30% range. This is still a very high return when compared even to other alternative finance investments.  


Posted on 18 Jan. 2019
Litigation finance industry opens up to private investors

The growing popularity of litigation finance has been fuelled by billions of dollars from hedge funds, private equity and other institutional investors. Now a crowdfunding platform due to launch in the UK early next month is hoping to spread the word — and the high returns - to private investors. In recent years, money has been pouring into litigation finance businesses, which provide upfront funding for claimants who cannot afford to fight legal disputes in return for a share of any settlement or damages.  

Originally published in Financial Times by Barney Thompson, legal correspondent on 23 August 2018.

Posted on 23 August 2018.
London Fintech podcast - Litigation crowdfunding w/Cormac Leech CEO AxiaFunder

Here is the new episode of the top rated London Fintech Podcast. The in-depth podcast is between Mike Baliman the podcast founder/host and AxiaFunder Co-founder Cormac Leech.  

As introduced by London Fintech Podcast: 
Creativity springs eternal. Here is yet another new topic, one that no one could have imagined even a couple of decades ago. Litigation crowdfunding gives litigants a new source of funding and investors a totally new investable asset with non-correlated returns. Cormac Leech CEO and co-founder of AxiaFunder walks us through this complex landscape.

To listen to the podcast, please go to: https://londonfintechpodcast.com/lfp121-litigation-crowdfunding-w-cormac-leech-ceo-axiafunder/

Posted on 4 Feb. 2019
Is litigation funding a source for social good? | AxiaFunder
Is commercial litigation funding socially inclusive or could it be considered ambulance chasing? Learn more about why we think it's a social good.
Wisdom of crowds: Startup brings crowd funding to litigation finance by CityAM

When Cormac Leech, chief executive of new crowd funding litigation platform Axiafunder, is questioned about the potential 20-30 per cent returns offered to investors on its website, he doubles down.

Written by James Booth, CityAM reporter covering the legal and insurance sectors, published by CityAM on 11 February 2019.

Posted on 13 February 2019.
Fancy something different for your ISA? Try a little innovation


Innovative Finance Individual Savings Accounts (IFISAs) allow investors to be innovative in the ways they invest. There are many different areas which one can invest in using IFISAs to get tax-free returns. Carol Lewis reports on the various options including investing into AxiaFunder’s IFISAs eligible offers which are allowing investors to invest in legal cases. The range of options for investments which are eligible to be put into an IFISAs are very diverse. IFISA investments can earn tax free interest for the investors and allow small businesses and individuals to access loans. 

Originally published in Financial Times written by Carol Lewis, on 2 March 2019.

Posted on 6 March 2019.
How to suffer loss
Bruce Packard writes about the different ways in which we should consider the risk of loss. He reflects on the lessons we can learn from the very first joint stock companies of the City of London, the St Petersburg Paradox discussed by Daniel and Nicolaus Bernoulli in 1738, and what these can tell us about the risks of loss in litigation finance.  

“The idea of litigation finance is simple, legal cases cost money and sometimes a claimant is unable to afford to fight a case; so in exchange for money up front, they share the return of any settlement winnings paid out in the future. Burford Capital does this very successfully – but Cormac is trying to allow retail investors to fund smaller cases."

Originally posted on Bruce Packard’s blog on 12 October 2018.

Posted on 6 March 2019.