The table below reports concluded investment performance pursuant to the discussion on page 17 of our 2019 interim report and is subject to the definitions and disclaimers therein. This table will not be updated until the publication of Burford’s annual results in 2020 and Burford disclaims any obligation to update or continue to publish this information.
This chart provides individual investment detail about Burford’s core litigation finance and asset recovery investments, as those terms are defined in Burford’s 2018 annual report, which also contains the context for the chart. The chart has now been updated through 30 June 2019. The chart should not be relied upon separately from the 2018 annual and 2019 interim report. Burford disclaims any obligation to update this chart, although intends to do so at the time of its release of its 2019 full-year 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 duration is computed consistently with Burford’s historical practice using the actual timing of cash flows; for some fund-only investments, simple duration is provided instead and is based on investment life. In addition, we have expanded our disclosure this period of ROIC and IRR on partially realised investments to show the division between the concluded (Partial Realisation – Concluded Portion) and ongoing (Partial Realisation – Ongoing Portion) portions across the whole investment portfolio.
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.
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