Frequently Asked Questions

Do I qualify as a Sophisticated Investor?

If you meet any of the following criteria there is a high probability you are eligible to invest:
• Investing $500,000 or more; or
• Net assets of $2.5M or above; or
• Gross income of $250,000 per annum or above for each of the last two (2) financial years.

Contact us for assistance in assessing your eligibility and to pre-qualify you – call us on 1300 989 210.

Why invest with EBI?

EBI is an investment company that provides unique high-yield opportunities for sophisticated investors looking to invest across the global bioscience sector. A member of bioscience enterprise The iQ Group Global, EBI investment opportunities are carefully selected and validated by scientific and investment committees who specialise in the commercialisation, corporatisation and value creation modelling of bioscience assets.

Why invest in the Life Sciences sector?

As we enter historically low interest rate environments, there’s never been a better time to achieve consistent, high-yield financial returns while positively impacting the future of global healthcare. The life sciences and biotechnology sector ranks among the most attractive of all fast-growing industries of the 21st century with an estimated annual growth rate in double digits.

Mega trends such as population growth, increasing life expectancy, rapid urbanisation and sedentary lifestyles are powerful growth drivers. Tremendous increases in healthcare costs globally only amplifies the need for more efficient patient treatment mechanisms, and thus an urgency for robust pipelines in bioscience innovation for the development of new life-changing medicines.

At EBI, we invest across the entire bioscience sector – from chemical, biologic, genetic pharmaceutical interventions, to advanced point of care diagnostics, medicine nanorobotics, all at the forefront of medical research. With EBI Fixed Income, investors can now take advantage of our global portfolio of diversified investments across the biotechnology sector carefully selected and validated by our in-house scientific and investment banking experts.

Is Ethical Bioscience Investment Fund Pty Ltd regulated?

Yes. Ethical Bioscience Investment Fund Pty Ltd (AFSL Auth. Rep. No. 001246020) is a corporate authorised representative of iQX Investment Services Pty Ltd (AFSL 451144).

How can you pay fixed coupon rates higher than the banks?

EBI Fixed Income Notes is not a term deposit. The coupon rates we offer our investors are facilitated by EBI’s unique investment strategy in which we leverage our extensive expertise across science, investment banking and commercialisation to carefully select late discovery or pre-clinical stage private or public life science companies with assets that have potential for significant value accretion resulting from our active investment. This strategy enables us to support principle and coupon payments to our investors.

Are my returns tied to EBI’s investment performance?

No. EBI is obligated to pay the quoted rates of coupon and the principle on the fixed income product, regardless of the performance of its investments.

What are the key risks?

The Notes are an interest-bearing unsecured debt instrument offered by EBI. Funds will be invested into a portfolio of bioscience and healthcare assets and related operating expenditure. Investors should be mindful that, like all investment, there are risks associated with investing in Ethical Bioscience Investments fixed income product. Risks to take into consideration include, general investment risk, operational risk and liquidity risk.

How long does it take to process my application?

Provided the required supporting documents (certified ID, sophisticated investor certificate, etc) are received with the application. The process for application approval is usually completed the same business day it is received.

When can I expect my first coupon payment?

Within 10 business days following the end of the calendar quarter of your investment.

When will the EBI Fixed Income Notes offer be closed?

There is no closing date. However, allocations are limited, and the Issuer reserves the right to close this Offer at any time.