With yields on savings being low, the desire to look elsewhere to make yield has never been bigger.
Fear of missing out (FOMO) is pushing investors in to riskier asset classes such as crypto currencies, but it doesn’t seem wise, due to the speculative nature.
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Whilst crowdfunding platforms carry out their own due diligence procedures before allowing companies onto their platform, investors should be encouraged to manage their own risk.
The approach applied should be specific to the goals, sophistication and net worth of the individual investor.
China has banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) – the red hot method of raising money using cryptocurrency based tokens, according to a report by Reuters.
The action was described as putting on the brakes so regulators could better understand the fast emerging ecosystem to raise money in these tokenized offerings.
The cabinet in The Netherlands announced last week that the next cabinet will have the mission to regulate the crowdfunding industry pushing for more disclosure.
Meanwhile the FCA will be looking to force more disclosure from p2p lending platforms already regulated.
Growing interest in the asset class from institutional investors for both debt and equity in fintech lending platforms has been a strong feature of recent years.
New financial instruments are the creators of financial bubbles. No one really knows how they work and few can value them correctly. This was the case with collateralized debt instruments in the credit crunch of 2007, and it is now the case with Bitcoin and the block chain technology that powers it.
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The UK is paving the way in opening up traditional markets for everyone to participate.
Minibonds in general are more established businesses and mostly required to have an approved prospectus in place by the financial regulator in the country of operation.
FUNDRAISINGS by Honeycomb and the Funding Circle SME Income Fund (FCIF) helped push share issues to record levels in the investment trust sector for
the first half of 2017.
Analysis of the equity market by Insidetab; real estate tops the chart in funding succes rate (75%) while capital goods holds the title of total amount funded ($105m).
The increasing size of quarterly issuance alongside involvement from a larger group of ratings agencies suggests institutions are more and more bullish on the asset class.
MidOcean Partners, a premier New York-based alternative asset manager, today announced the closing of a $600 million collateralized loan obligation (“CLO”). The transaction was led by Goldman Sachs.
Evalue’s Mark Grimes reveals how disruptive wealth management technology could be key to nudging younger investors into better pension provision.
The last few months saw several fintech companies obtaining licenses to operate as a bank and – ultimately – become a bank. Fintechs are characteristically small, innovative and agile. They not only detest the traditional banking model, their mission is to disrupt it.
Not so long ago crowdfunding seemed like a niche concern, but the popularity of Kickstarter and its contemporaries has since propelled the finance model fully into the business mainstream. As more companies and investors embrace it, what will the future hold?
Emerging markets specialist Aberdeen has brought in Paul Mehta to lead its diversification into private debt and other alternative forms of fixed income.
Aberdeen Asset Management has appointed Paul Mehta as global had of loans as it continues to expand its exposure to the Alternative Credit market.