About Us

SD Investment Advisors is an investment advisory firm focusing on commercial claim investments worldwide.  We manage our own portfolio of investments and make new investments in partnership with law firms, claim holders and other investors.We have led the investment of over $250,000,000 in large commercial claims in litigation and arbitration around the world, selecting from a pool of hundreds of claim investment opportunities we have reviewed. 

We advise law firms and investors on commercial claim investment portfolio construction, claim due diligence, claim valuation and value-driven prosecution strategy.We believe we are the first firm to offer contingent risk portfolio management services to law firms and the first firm to provide the techniques used by litigation funders to the wider markets through independent, expert advice not connected with any specific pool of capital or financial institution.

The firm’s principals were the earliest pioneers in this rapidly expanding industry of Alternative Litigation Finance, or ALF. Tim Scrantom has been structuring investments in major international litigations since 2002.  He conceived and designed the Juridica group in 2006 and 2007. Scrantom and a co-founder launched Juridica in 2007 on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (London Stock Exchange Ticker: JIL).  Scrantom was also a founder and impetus for the Law, Finance and Capital Markets Program at the RAND Corporation.  In the course of developing this program and its early conferences, publications and initiatives, he coined the term “Alternative Litigation Finance.” He has been quoted in most major national and international news publications on claim investment and litigation funding and has lectured on these subjects across North America and Europe.