EDITOR: | November 16th, 2018

CannaIncome Fund CEO on being the only dividend paying private equity fund in the cannabis sector

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“The first thing is you get instant diversification across the entire value chain of the cannabis sector. We have investment in cultivation, extraction, edibles, retail dispensaries. The second thing is we come from a capital markets background. I spent 18 years as an investment banker. My partner spent 12 years as an equity research analyst. We do all the upfront due diligence to suss through the private companies. That can be a pretty daunting task for the average investors.” States Arthur Kwan, President and CEO of CannaIncome Fund Corporation, in an interview with InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky.

Tracy Weslosky: Arthur you run, you are the founder of the only dividend paying private equity fund in the cannabis sector. Is that correct?

Arthur Kwan: That is correct.

Tracy Weslosky: Introduce InvestorIntel audience members to the CannaIncome Fund please. Tell us a little bit about it.

Arthur Kwan: Sure. CannaIncome Fund is a private investment fund focused on the entire value chain of the cannabis sector. So extraction, cultivation, processing, manufacturing, ciliary services and retail dispensaries.

Tracy Weslosky: Of course you have been a huge blessing to InvestorIntel audience members who have been reading your columns because you are kind of giving us an overview of where the market is. With the CannaIncome Fund, how many companies have you invested in to date?

Arthur Kwan: There are 12 companies in our portfolio currently.

Tracy Weslosky: How have some of those performed because that is part of the reason we started following you.

Arthur Kwan: Very well actually. Three have gone public, namely CannTrust Holdings, Green Organic Dutchman, and Plus Products. Year-to-date we are up about 70% to the end of September.

Tracy Weslosky: Okay so you are really doing well. One of the reasons I have enjoyed always asking you questions is you kind of dumb down the cannabis sector because a lot of us find it a little bit complicated, especially with all of the legal issues that are presently happening. You are in Vegas today. Is that correct?

Arthur Kwan: That is correct.

Tracy Weslosky: The vibe in Vegas it seems to be wall to wall there.

Arthur Kwan: Oh it is buzzing. I am here for the MJBiz Conference, which is the largest cannabis conference in the world, so a lot of Canadians, a lot of people from out of town. It has got a good vibe.

Tracy Weslosky: Say I want to get involved in the cannabis sector— a lot of people have done very well over the last year and a half. I am going to ask you a hard question Arthur. As the founder of CannaIncome Fund, is it too late to get into the cannabis sector?

Arthur Kwan: No I do not think so. I do not think at all because the cannabis sector has been around for years, but I think there are certain waves that we can capture. For example, we are really focusing on some of the higher margin businesses like extraction, concentrate, tinctures, the edibles, and the retail dispensaries. We are sort of less interested on the pure cultivation companies right now.

Tracy Weslosky: What are the advantages of say investing in a CannaIncome Fund instead of trying to wield your way through all cannabis companies that are currently popping up everywhere in the markets?

Arthur Kwan: Sure. The first thing is you get instant diversification across the entire value chain of the cannabis sector. We have investment in cultivation, extraction, edibles, retail dispensaries. The second thing is we come from a capital markets background. I spent 18 years as an investment banker. My partner spent 12 years as an equity research analyst. We do all the upfront due diligence to suss through the private companies. That can be a pretty daunting task for the average investors…to access the complete interview, click here

Disclaimer: CannaIncome Fund Corporation is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel Corp.


Raj Shah

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