Graham at the London Hyde Park Property Meet

What a great evening we had! Graham from Diligent Eye was co-speaker with premier crowdfunding platform Brickowner's Gareth Ship, on the meaty and crucial topic of Due Diligence in property investment, under the banner of " How to Invest Skillfully - Every Time".

Members seemed to very much enjoy the presentations, with lots of questions being asked, and some very engaged networking that followed over the food and drink that followed!

I was wonderful to meet old friends there and of course make some new ones, and we look forward to keeping in touch.

Our thanks go to the Hyde Park Property Meet and the Thistle hotel for their hospitality and for putting on a fun and vibrant event.

Follow Diligent Eye on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and we'll be sure to let you know of forthcoming events.

Graham speaking at the London Hyde Park Property Meet in November

Hyde Park Property Meet - Thistle

Those near Central London looking for ways to increase their property and investing knowledge and skill, are congregating at the next Hyde Park Property Meet, on Tuesday November 26th at 6.30pm. Sold out well over a week before the event!

For us this is a superb opportunity to promote the values of Diligent Eye along with other industry experts focussing on the skills needed for safer UK property investment. It's looking like the event is sold out, but rest easy: I'll publish the presentation online for you afterwards.

Why I'm keen :

We all want to invest safely and confidently. My mission is to reach out to investors, brokers and product providers about the crucial skills of investment research, which can make the difference between a rocky, or a highly successful investing experience. 

Attendees will learn tips on how to create their own watertight investment screening process for safer and well-informed investment choices - every time.

Discover more about the event and the speakers.

I'm really looking forward to meeting some great people at the event and I'm told there's plenty of opportunity to network over buffet and drinks afterwards. Cheers!

Case Study: when investments go very. badly. wrong.

Learning from the Lessons of Failure

The recent collapse of the FCA-regulated firm London Capital & Finance PLC (LCF) and the resulting fall-out for a large swathe of unsuspecting mini-bond investors has personal stories of human tragedy.

Here's just one very sad example:

BBC News : 'My life savings have been wiped out'...

What can would-be investors learn from this: how could the damage have been avoided or prevented?

Continue reading "Case Study: when investments go very. badly. wrong."

Sniffing out avoidable risk

Risk Assesment
What do we mean by avoidable risk? Every investment has an element of risk. But there are actually TWO measurements: Perceived Risk and Actual Risk. Our challenge as investors is to move from our perceived risk to understanding the actual risk. Then and only then, can we make an informed decision. Knowledge is the best investment, and hard facts and the determination to leave no stone unturned are the key tools to making this transition.

How to beat the odds with your investment

Roulette Wheel and Dice

After 10 years as an alternative investment broker, and 10 before that as an amateur property investor, I've seen it all.

Statistically with property, out of 10 investment properties, 6 are average, 2 perform outstandingly and 2 are dogs. This is what's known as a Normal Distribution. This is true of alternative investments as well, although our experience shows the overall ratio is more like 4-2-4.

Can we do better ? You bet we can. Continue reading "How to beat the odds with your investment"

The unique benefits of becoming a Founder Member

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So what exactly does it mean for you to become a Diligent Eye Founder Member?

As you probably know if you’ve been following us, Diligent Eye is a brand new service, designed to help investors or would-be investors in innovative packaged investments.

We have a clear mission to help a seriously under-served community of investors in the more esoteric investments on the market to make informed and more confident decisions based on careful and thorough research rather than simply reassuring words.

We believe VIP Founder Membership of Diligent Eye is important to you, to fellow investors and vital to our mission. You will be part of a community of like-minded individuals who each want to be better served by the investment industry.

There is no monetary cost to becoming one of just 50 ground-breaking Founder Members. This is a carefully selected close community and we will be asking you from time to time what you need from us, sharing our ideas with you before we go ahead and make them reality.

For other members we will be charging a monthly subscription, but as a thank-you, each Founder Member is given complimentary subscription - for life. This will entitled you to discounted investment reports from our growing knowledge base of investment reports, courses and training webinars. All designed to make you a better, safer investor in alternative and property investments. You will also be given access to our private Founder Members Facebook group.

Apply to become a Founder Member today by simply emailing me privately at founders@diligenteye.com -  or just reply to this post and we'll be in touch.

Thanks for your support.

Graham Turrell,
Founder,
Diligent Eye

Who, you may ask, are Diligent Eye?

A pretty good question.

Diligent Eye is a brand new service, designed to help investors or would-be investors in innovative packaged investments such as:

    • Hotel & Resort Suites
    • Student Property
    • Property Bonds
    • Crowdfunded property
    • Renewable Energy or Green Bonds
    • Fine Wines
    • Bitcoin

... and there are many more esoteric offerings to be found.

If you’re considering any of these for your next investment, Diligent Eye Reports are for you.

There are many on the market today, promoted either directly from the product provider or property developer, or through a network of agents. Quality of both the product and the agents can vary dramatically

We don’t sell investments and we don't give personal investment advice, but we help investors to make informed, confident decisions about investments that they are thinking about buying, before they go ahead and commit. Our customers come to us for the independent research on an investment they’re considering. Alternative (and unregulated) investments do have an important place in the world of investing, but finding the right one for you can be a real, but often worthwhile challenge.

Browse our range of investment reports, and if you don't find what you're looking for, get in touch and chances are we'll create one for the investment you're interested in

Get in touch to discover more about how we can help you become a better informed investor.

Drop a comment here or drop us a quick email on support@diligenteye.com.

Taking control of risk

investment in knowledge

I want to change an industry for the better and help you make informed buying decisions. It's no easy task and I need to know what you think.

investment in knowledge
An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends

When you're looking to make investments in off-plan property or alternative investments, understanding the risks can be the most important consideration of all.

When you buy traditional property, you have a team to help with this: a solicitor, a surveyor and a mortgage lender. BUT, when it comes to alternative investments no independent help is readily available, and certainly not at a sensible cost.

There are some excellent investments out there, but what is missing is a no-nonsense, easy-to-digest report to help you make a truly educated and informed decision.

My mission is to offer you that very service at low cost. It won't sell you an investment - there are many brokers that can do this; it won't give you investment advice - I believe you are free to decide for yourself. What I will give you is valuable insights into the investment, the people behind it, and any issues that you should be aware of.

Each report will show the upside, the downside, the outside and the inside of that investment, working exclusively for you the investor.

I need your help

This quick survey will take less than a minute of your time and give me a valuable insight into how best to serve you. I won't use your answers for anything else (you can even give anonymous answers if you wish).

As a big thank-you, you have the chance to become a Founder Member: join Diligent Eye for NO monthly fee, forever.

Please click below to give me your feedback.

Click to Complete the Survey

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is

You've likely heard the phrase "if it seems too good to be true, it probably is", right ? I could spend a whole book chapter unpacking that piece of received wisdom, in fact I shall do - it is fascinating !

There is great wisdom in the phrase, and whilst its rote can be used to blindly but easily protect yourself from danger, it also removes the possibility of any success beyond ... average. And fact is, the average investor today is not the highly successful one. Actually the entire phrase is frankly lazy: it's really saying "don't bother researching this investment, there's chance it's a scam or generally dangerous!" 

Continue reading "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"

We're live!

Hi and welcome to the brand new Diligent Eye blog.

We now live and what you will be seeing here is a growing resource on equipping yourself with the right tools to help you make the most educated decisions possible around building your investment portfolio.

Our passion at Diligent Eye (somewhat like the BBC!) is to educate, inform (and hopefully entertain along the way!), to make you a better investor.

Along with our training resources, investment research reports and local events, our blog will soon become the go-to place for small and medium investors to equip themselves to do just that!

All the best for now,

Graham