The charts provide individual investment detail about Burford’s capital provision-direct and strategic value investments, as those terms are defined in Burford’s 2019 annual report, which also contains the context for the charts. The charts are updated through 31 December 2019. The charts should not be relied upon separately from the 2019 annual report. Burford disclaims any obligation to update the charts, although intends to do so at the time of its release of its 2020 interim results. “Commit” means Burford’s commitment to an investment; “Deploy” means Burford’s cash investment; “Recover” means Burford’s recovery upon partial realization or investment conclusion; “ROIC” means return on invested capital; and “IRR” means internal rate of return, all as further used and defined in Burford’s annual report. Weighted average life is computed consistently with Burford’s historical practice using the actual timing of cash flows; for some fund-only investments, final life is provided instead and is based on investment life. In addition, we have expanded our disclosure this period to include the individual investment detail for the Strategic Value fund.
Burford’s investment portfolio is constantly evolving and we from time to time amend our internal treatment of various investment parameters. Investments with such changes have their investment number shown in italics with an accompanying note. We also note changes in deployments or recoveries with an “x”; changes in commitment amounts on existing investments are noted in a separate column. Certain totals and sub-totals may not sum exactly due to rounding differences.