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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 21, 2019

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Claire Madden

Investors turn to alternatives in uncertain climate

August 21, 2019 |

HIGH-NET-WORTH private investors are increasingly turning to alternative assets amid economic uncertainty, new research has found.

A client survey from Connection Capital found that 35 per cent of respondents are now allocating at least a fifth of their portfolio to … Read More

Private investors signal mainstream appeal of alternative lending

August 2, 2019 |

A SYNDICATE of 86 private investors have placed £8m into a specialist lending fund which has traditionally been funded by institutional investors, in the latest sign that alternative finance is entering the mainstream.

The group of Connection Capital clients made … Read More

P2P platforms urged to ‘up their game’ after FCA review

June 6, 2019 |

PEER-TO-PEER platforms are being urged to look beyond focusing on appropriateness tests and improve their standards more generally, in response to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) regulatory overhaul.

The City watchdog this week unveiled final rules to reform regulation of … Read More

Retail investors must steer clear of unregulated products

April 30, 2019 |

Claire Madden of Connection Capital says there are lessons to be learned from the collapse of London Capital & Finance

The recent collapse of London Capital & Finance (LCF) has understandably provoked an outcry, with much soul-searching about how such … Read More

Appetite for alternative assets grows among HNW investors

November 20, 2018 |

A QUARTER of high net worth (HNW) investors are now allocating at least one fifth of their wealth into alternative assets such as peer-to-peer lending, according to new research.

Alternative assets help HNW investors broaden diversification the in their portfolios … Read More