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Consumer (P2P) Online Marketplace Lending vs. Middle Market Online Marketplace Lending

Consumer (P2P) Online Marketplace Lending vs. Middle Market Online Marketplace Lending

The marketplace lending industry has come under scrutiny following recent headline events including the stepping down of LendingClub CEO, Renaud Laplanche as well as the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) probe into the underwriting and borrower verification process of LendingClub. While these events have diminished a number of investors’ short-term confidence in theRead more about Consumer (P2P) Online Marketplace Lending vs. Middle Market Online Marketplace Lending[…]

Importance of Lower Middle Market and Middle Market in an Investing Portfolio

Importance of Lower Middle Market and Middle Market in an Investing Portfolio

Middle market companies are generally passed over by traditional investors despite the recent expansion of the asset class. There are about 350,000 private middle market companies in the United States, collectively employing nearly 32 million people. While these companies have been served predominantly by commercial banks and traditional lenders, interest in the middle market hasRead more about Importance of Lower Middle Market and Middle Market in an Investing Portfolio[…]

Advanced Investing: Current Yield Investing Landscape

Advanced Investing: Current Yield Investing Landscape

Recent stock market volatility and low interest rates have prompted investors to seek alternative options for portfolio diversification. This environment has led to investors having to choose between investments that either have a significant reduction in yield or an uptick in risk. Historically investors have had the following options: Publicly-traded bond funds REITs CDs and Short-Term BondsRead more about Advanced Investing: Current Yield Investing Landscape[…]