Categories for The Alternative Credit Asset Class

Josh Matthews speaks at AltFi Conference in Edinburgh

June 9, 2017 9:37 am Published by Leave your thoughts

After their successful event in London in February this year, which brought together an audience of wealth managers, family offices, hedge fund managers, funds-of-funds managers, portfolio managers and other professional fund selectors and financial advisers, AltFi hosted their follow-up conference on Tuesday 6th June at the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. As a specialist…

SPIVA Buffet Passive vs. Active

March 2, 2017 9:27 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It has been known for decades that active fund managers general underperform their benchmarks[1].  Eugene Fama penned the Efficient Market Hypothesis[2] in the 60’s proving this and there has been numerous others who have throughout the years.  In very recent times, Warren Buffet made waves this weekend with his harsh criticism of Wall Street and…

How to Diversify your Alternative Credit Portfolio

January 25, 2017 11:50 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Diversification is one of the most important aspects when investing and this is no exception in Alternative Credit.  Diversifying your investments in Alternative Credit is a lot harder to achieve than in many other more liquid and mature asset classes.   Here are some ways in which you can achieve this.

Direct lending funds most popular for alternative credit investors, finds survey

September 5, 2016 1:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A survey of investors by Elian shows those invested in the broad alternative credit space are most bullish on direct lending over other strategies on a two year view. Direct lending is the most popular of different strategies among European institutional investors over the next two years, according to new research into alternative credit funds.…

People need banking but do they need banks?

August 3, 2016 1:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Would your son or daughter be more excited about opening up an account on the high street or purchasing a financial service solution from the likes of Apple, Amazon or PayPal? PwC hosted a roundtable to discuss these points in great detail and they agreed that the key competitive battleground in this industry is around…

Institutional Investors Increase Presence in Marketplace Lending Space

April 12, 2016 1:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The second annual survey by Richards Kibbe & Orbe and Wharton FinTech reveals that half of all institutional investors surveyed hold investments in marketplace lending. Global law firm Richards Kibbe & Orbe and Wharton FinTech – a firm focusing on education, career development and idea promotion in FinTech – today released their second annual survey on the marketplace lending industry, entitled: “2016 Survey of U.S. Marketplace Lending”.