Amid the green and luxurious surroundings of Wimbledon—home of the world famous tennis championship—is a chance to make an unusual investment that could see returns of more than 200 percent.
Wealthy punters will be able to buy the next tranche of so-called debentures this year—a unique form of debt security that gives holders a guaranteed Center Court seat through the 13 days of the championship for five years.
The last time the debentures were issued by the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which runs the Wimbledon championships, the 2,500 debentures for 2011-2015 on offer fetched £27,750 ($46,365) each.
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If held to maturity, an investor will only receive £2,000 from their debentures. But because these debentures can be bought and sold—as well individual tickets—savvy tennis fan investors are flipping their seats for a handsome profit.