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The RIO Club is the largest private investment club in Asia.
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The Real Investment Opportunities Club (The RIO Club) is a private Investment Club conceived November 1994 and founded in February 1995. The club name "RIO" was derived from an anagram of ROI (return on investment). During its inception we spent considerable time selecting a name that would give investors a clear indication that this venture would likely become a lifelong activity, as continuing growth bears out.
Today there are 973 members based in 20 countries worldwide, an achievement in itself when one considers that membership has grown just through referral. Even more impressive perhaps when you consider that RIO closed the door to new membership applications in 2006 having exceeded target membership of 600. The RIO Club administration system underwent upgrading and testing through 2007. Fortunately we predicted the financial crisis of 2008 and closed the club to new membership in 2007, that year we simply fine tuned the administration system and repositioned the RIO Professional investors fund and other investments to benefit from the predicted arrival of the now historic crisis.
By June 2010 RIO had build up a sizable backlog of referrals from its membership due to the fact that we closed the doors to new member applications in late 2007; this was expedited to free up the much needed time to protect existing members from effects of the forecasted financial crisis of 2008. Accurately predicting the arrival of the now legendary 2008 financial crisis meant that we were able to protect most of the existing member’s assets from the disastrous effects.
The operation to protect member’s wealth was successfully expedited through 2008/9, as such we again opened the door to new membership. RIO started to contact the referral backlog in June 2010 at which point we formally increased the membership quota to 888.
During October 2012 RIO launched the regular investment account to meet the demand from the membership for a high risk product. The product is simply named The RIO Regular account.
In October 2013 RIO had completed a full year of research and analysis into the UK property market, the data examined confirmed the arrival of an investment opportunity in this market. RIO re-launched the legendary RIO Property Group Ltd to take full advantage of the opportunity in the UK market; since launch this product has reported 11 consecutive gaining quarters returning 44.15% in the first 3 years to October 2016. Having forecasted the rally in gold we also launced the ARC USD bullion account, a physical gold bullion product designed for lump sum investment. In a 3 year period to October 2016 the account is the highest returning physical bullion investment in the world in USD terms, averaging 1.33% per month.
Following the success of the ARC Bullion account (USD), RIO Launched the second bullion product, the ARC Bullion account (GBP) in December 2014 This account has outperformed the ARC USD account and averaged and astounding 2.72% per month from December 2014 to the 31st of October 2016.
Controlling membership intake is a vital part of RIO's success. In 2015 the RIO Club membership reached 888 during our 20th anniversary year. New membership target has been set at 1000, the membership as of February 2017 has reached 941.
RIO is now the largest private investment Club in South East Asia, with assets under management in excess of 800 million dollars.
RIO protects both it's investment products and members money by utilizing a ring fenced legal framework. Click here to read more.
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