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Debt

BDC giant FS Investments closes $1bn of Q3 middle market commitments

2nd December 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The US-based alternatives asset manager has increased its activity in the third quarter of this year with investments up 20 per cent by volume from the previous quarter.     Business ...

Allianz GI buys US-based Sound Harbor Partners for alternative credit push

1st December 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Sound Harbor Partners has been bought up by Allianz Global Investors to expand its alternative credit offering.      New York-based private credit manager Sound Harbor Partners ...

Funding Circle passed the same stress test that RBS just failed

1st December 2016 Ryan Weeks

One of the biggest rubs on marketplace lenders is that they haven’t been through a downturn. Ben Conway, co-manager of two Hawksmoor funds, recently told AltFi that he would be avoiding the nascent ...

Equity

Brewdog taps investors for new mini-bond yielding 7.5%

2nd December 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Almost a year after its last debt raise, Brewdog is looking to raise new cash on crowdcube with a higher yielding mini-bond.     Scottish craft beer maker Brewdog has launched a new ...

Illiquid alternatives set for 2017 surge among asset managers, finds survey

2nd December 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Nearly three-quarters of institutional investors around the world say they will increase their holdings in alternative credit among other alternatives.   Global institutional investors worldwide ...

University students crowdfund their own startups in US’s first experiential course on crowdfunding

2nd December 2016 Lisa Walls-Hester

Students at Suffolk University in Boston are crowdfunding their business course projects as part of a new entrepreneurship course. The university claims it has introduced the US’s first ...



Next Event

Income Opportunities in
Alternative Credit

Income Opportunities in Alternative Credit

8th February 2017

AltFi's inaugural Alternative Credit seminar will, over the course of a morning, provide a thorough data-driven exploration and analysis into one of most interesting and fast growing areas of fund management.



Last Event

AltFi Global Summit 2016

AltFi Global Summit 2016

14th September 2016

The AltFi Global Summit 2016 was the first event to rigorously explore the positioning of the marketplace/online lending asset class within the broader alternative credit spectrum. The event also challenged key industry participants on the trials of 2016, and galvanised discussion around the emergent marketplace lending "ecosystem".



Most Read

Funding Circle tops £100m in a month
Ryan Weeks
30th November 2016
Leading SME lending platform Funding Circle notches monthly and daily origination records, ...

P2P market worth $10bn per year by 2020, suggests study
Daniel Lanyon
25th November 2016
A study of the global online lending and crowdfunding market by Juniper Research suggests a ...

Management reshuffle at CAN Capital amidst asset performance concerns
Ryan Weeks
30th November 2016
Leading small business lender puts CEO and other members of management team on leave of absence. ...



AltFi Data Indices

UK Volume Index

Cumulative Total
£8,979,402,441

Change on week
£139,931,134

EU Volume Index

Cumulative Total
€1,846,731,854

Change on week

Returns Index

Current Return
5.11%

Change on month
5BPS

Disruptors Index

Index Value
1,960

Change on week
1.32%


Latest Data Feature

Chart of the Week 16-48:
Q4 Poised to Breach £1 billion

28th November 2016 Aloysius Fekete

    This week's chart: P2P origination in the UK is poised to break through £1 billion for the first time at the current run rate.     For more information, ...


Latest Investor Article

Brewdog taps investors for new mini-bond yielding 7.5%

2nd December 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Almost a year after its last debt raise, Brewdog is looking to raise new cash on crowdcube with a higher yielding mini-bond.     Scottish craft beer maker Brewdog has launched a new ...