P2P lending, investing in online invoices and crowdfunding - the Alternative Finance space is growing at a phenomenal rate with 2014 likely to be the biggest year yet for investors!
Every week seems to bring new opportunities (and talk of tax breaks!) and that means that professional advisers and investment managers need to understand the true scale of opportunity represented by this disruptive sector.
What are the likely returns from lending to businesses and consumers through P2P platforms?
Can investment managers construct short duration diversified portfolios of invoice based investments?
Can crowdfunding opportunities sit alongside EIS structures and venture capital?
Which platforms will be tomorrow's dominant brands and how can I invest in them?
AltFi aims to answer all of these questions and much more! We'll feature all the major platforms from Europe as well as some of the biggest VC and PE investors in this fast growing, disruptive space.
Platforms speaking at the event will include Prosper, Zopa, Ratesetter, Funding Circle, RebuildingSociety, Market Invoice, Platform Black, Crowdcube, Trustbuddy and many more! We've also got nearly all the major investors and advisers to the platforms including P2P Capital Solutions, GLI Finance and Liberum.
Our exclusive audience of industry leaders and sector investors includes nearly all the major platforms in Europe, key venture capitalists, private equity firms and leading wealth sector investors looking to put money onto these new platforms.
It's the definitive European event for this fast growing sector, with a focus towards investors, investment opportunities and business development for the sector.
Thu, 19/02/2015 - 18:04
Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »
Tue, 10/02/2015 - 13:49
Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook. ... »
Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12
55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »
Wed, 14/01/2015 - 13:22
Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »
Tue, 20/01/2015 - 12:26
977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising: ... »