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Peer2Peer Finance News | August 23, 2017

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P2P Global Investments

The next evolution

July 18, 2017 |

Peer-to-peer focused investment trusts have had mixed fortunes since their fruition, with some adapting their business models as a result. With many P2P platforms showing stratospheric growth, are the sector’s funds falling behind?

THE PEER-TO-PEER SECTOR has changed dramatically in … Read More

P2PGI expects further decline in US exposure as it shifts to speciality finance

June 29, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER Global Investments (P2PGI) is anticipating further reductions to its exposure to US consumer loans and a “more flexible investment strategy” through the merger of its manager MW Eaglewood with Pollen Street Capital.

A statement read at the P2P-focused investment … Read More

Honeycomb raises £105m from oversubscribed share placing

May 31, 2017 |

HONEYCOMB Investment Trust has raised £105m from an oversubscribed share placing, which it will use to capitalise on new business opportunities.

The alternative finance-focused investment fund said on Wednesday that it had successfully completed its placing of 10 million shares, … Read More

Pollen Street to take control of MW Eaglewood in altfin mega-deal

May 24, 2017 |

POLLEN STREET Capital is to take a controlling stake in MW Eaglewood, creating one of Europe’s largest alternative finance-focused investment managers, with assets of around £2bn.

Pollen Street, which manages the Honeycomb Investment Trust, will become the majority shareholder … Read More

P2P lenders see opportunities in trade finance

April 7, 2017 |

TRADE finance is becoming a targeted area of growth for peer-to-peer lending platforms.

MarketInvoice, which provides invoice financing, has signalled its intentions to expand into trade finance, while Sancus Finance, formerly Platform Black, says businesses are increasingly turning to the product … Read More

P2PGI posts 33rd month of positive NAV returns

March 24, 2017 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments (P2PGI) posted its 33rd consecutive month of positive net asset value (NAV) returns in February, as its exposure to US consumer loans continues to fall.

The London-listed investment fund, which focuses on P2P loans, returned 0.38 … Read More

Alternative finance funds beat the sector average for dividend yield

March 13, 2017 |

ALTERNATIVE finance-focused investment trusts are paying above the average in the Association of Investment Companies’ (AIC) debt sector, with some providing investors with returns of up to eight per cent.

In comparison, the average yield in the AIC debt sector … Read More

P2PGI’s US exposure less than 50pc of portfolio after latest loan sale

March 1, 2017 |

P2P GLOBAL Investments’ (P2PGI) exposure to US consumer loans has dropped below 50 per cent of net asset value (NAV) for the first time, as the fund overhauls its portfolio to boost below-target returns.

The London-listed investment trust said … Read More

How P2P funds have fared over the past year

February 27, 2017 |

PEER-TO-PEER lending-focused investment funds are a popular way for investors to get exposure to the ever-growing P2P market.

But the unpredictable economic and political environment means the performance of these funds varies.

Net asset value (NAV) returns range from three per cent to … Read More

Most board members of P2P trusts have skin in the game

February 21, 2017 |

THE MAJORITY of board members of peer-to-peer investment trusts have “skin in the game”, research has revealed.

Canaccord Genuity research has assessed the pay and investments of board members of investment trusts. The analysis included funds focused on the P2P … Read More