How to minimize investment risk
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Set realistic investment goals.

Let’s get this out of the way: you’re unlikely to get rich through investing alone. The people that do are either professional traders or very lucky. If you set your goals too high and chase big numbers, you might make unwise investment decisions – and that’s a path to ruin.

Instead, research what’s possible and set a goal at or below that point. Remember, anything above the rate of inflation (around 2% in the US) grows your money, so don’t enter risky investments because the potential returns are high. Set realistic investment goals and then adapt them when you’ve had more experience.

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Understand your tolerance for risk.

The higher the risk, the higher the reward. While true, this doesn’t mean you should jump on the first high-risk investment you find. You might earn a better return, but if it goes wrong you’re left out of pocket – can you afford to lose?

Instead, consider what level of risk you’re comfortable with first. Then choose applicable investments instead of opting for the best rates just because you can. Once you’re comfortable with risk and can absorb a potential loss, you can invest with peace of mind.

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Diversify your investments.

You wouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket, and you shouldn’t put all your money in a single investment. Doing so creates a single point of failure. Even if it’s a great rate or considered only moderate risk, you might lose all your funds.

Instead, spread your money across multiple investments. That way, if one investment loses money, the others will cushion the blow. It’s common sense, really, but you’d be surprised how few people follow it!

Of course, while you invest at your own risk, we also manage risk on your behalf...


How we manage the risks of investing in Loan Originator loans
Borrower default
Loan originator default
Country risk
Currency risk
Operational risk
Borrower default

If the borrower fails to repay the loan originator, you won’t receive your share of the payment.

How we manage it

First, we review how the lending company lends to its borrowers, how it conducts its loan monitoring as well as how it pursues the debt recovery process in the event of default.

This forms part of the loan originator’s MyConstant Rating, which you can use to assess the quality of their book of borrowers.

Every loan also comes with a buy-back guarantee from the loan originator. If borrowers default for 60 days or more, the loan originator will buy back the loan from you, repaying your principal and earned interest.


How we manage the risks of investing in crypto-backed loans
Borrower default
Market crashes
Custodial risk
Borrower default

This is the risk someone you’ve lent to either can’t repay or runs off with your money.

How we manage it

All lending up to 200% backed by collateral. If borrowers default, collateral is sold to repay you.


MyConstant Guarantee - Scope of Protection

MyConstant is committed to protecting you from loss or theft of cash and cryptocurrency assets while in our custody or that of third parties.

As a result, we have set up the MyConstant Guarantee, a mixed-asset fund (cash and crypto) worth $10 million stored across bank accounts and cold wallets.

The MyConstant Guarantee, as this fund shall hereafter be known, is designed to reimburse some or all losses incurred by you in the following scenarios:

  1. Theft or loss of your cryptocurrency while in our custody or that of third parties, and
  2. Theft or loss of your USD or stablecoins in our custody or that of third parties

Where MyConstant or the third-party is at fault only.

The MyConstant guarantee does not cover scenarios in which you have failed to take recommended precautions to safeguard your cash or cryptocurrency assets, nor does it cover the inherent risks associated with investing in crypto-backed lending.

Risks where the MyConstant Guarantee applies include (but are not limited to):

  • Cyber risk. Should an attack on MyConstant servers result in loss or theft of cash or cryptocurrency assets, you’ll be reimbursed some or all of your lost funds.
  • Loss of private keys. Should MyConstant or a third-party lose the private keys to your assets, you’ll be reimbursed some or all of your lost funds.
  • Custodial risk. Should your cash or cryptocurrency be lost or stolen while in our custody or that of a third party, you’ll be reimbursed some or all of your lost funds.

Risks where the MyConstant Guarantee does not apply (include but are not limited to):

  • Default risk. Such as when borrowers don’t repay and the collateral mechanism fails (or if there is no collateral such as in Loan Originator investments).
  • Market risk. Such as the risk of collateral devaluation resulting in a loss to you.
  • Personal security risk. Such as identity theft, theft of 2FA devices, theft of login credentials, and so on where the mitigation of such risk is under your control.
Caveats

While we endeavor to maintain the value of the MyConstant Guarantee at $10 million, the actual value might vary due to market conditions (such as cryptocurrency price changes).

The MyConstant Guarantee is a total limit to which we can reimburse qualifying losses. It’s not a per customer, per product, or per event limit, but a combined limit for all qualifying losses on the platform. This might affect whether your claim is paid fully, partially, or not at all.

Payments under the MyConstant Guarantee will temporarily diminish the fund until such time as we can replenish it. This also might affect whether your claim is paid partially, fully, or not at all.

Please note the MyConstant Guarantee is not an insurance and all decisions to reimburse you for qualifying losses are ours. Such decisions are non-negotiable and final. If you’re concerned about the aforementioned risks please consider whether MyConstant is the right platform for you. All investment involves risk and the MyConstant Guarantee will not cover them all.

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Frequently-asked questions (FAQs)

Here you'll find answers to the most common questions our customers ask. If you can't find your answer here, please email us at hello@myconstant.com and we'll be happy to help you.

Loan Originator is a global product, meaning it allows you to invest in people and businesses around the world. In the US, there are restrictions on what you can invest in and where as certain jurisdictions and products pose a higher risk than others. When you’re an accredited investor, you’re allowed to invest in securities that aren’t registered by the Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) such as those offered by Loan Originator.

An accredited investor is someone who can legally invest in non-registered investment securities. They usually have to meet certain income or net worth requirements, or have to demonstrate professional investing experience. For example, accredited investors are those with a net worth of $1 million (less the value of their primary residence), an annual salary of at least $200,000 ($300,000 if it’s a joint income), or who are registered as brokers or investment advisors.

If you meet the SEC criteria for being an accredited investor, you already are one. You don’t have any forms to complete or sign. Simply fulfilling the criteria makes you an accredited investor. Before you invest in Loan Originator, we will ask you certain questions to establish whether you meet the criteria of accredited investor. And if approved, you’re free to invest in Loan Originator loans.