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Honeycomb raises full £105m in new heavily oversubscribed cash raise

31st May 2017 Daniel Lanyon

The closed-ended fund launched its latest cash raise just last week but has already seen high demand.     The £222m Honeycomb investment trust has raised its full fundraising allocation, ...

Funding Circle chief steps back from investment trust

19th May 2017 Daniel Lanyon

The firm’s CEO Samir Desai is will no longer be a director of the Funding Circle SME Income Fund.      Samir Desai is standing down as a director of the £305m Funding ...

P2PGI has delivered good NAV growth versus the index – but is this a fair comparison?

20th February 2017 AltFi Data

  In MW Eaglewood’s most recent quarterly newsletter they compared their NAV performance to the AltFi Data Marketplace Lending Returns Index  – as replicated below.   The ...

P2P Global Investments and VPC Specialty Lending among hardest hits trusts since Brexit

6th September 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Research from Numis Securities highlights the few months since the EU referendum result have been a tough time to hold the closed-ended p2p funds.    The two largest p2p and marketplace ...

Where to invest in an increasingly uncertain world? Litigation, of course!

2nd August 2016 Edward Truant

    As central banks head toward negative interest rates, the geo-political environment becomes increasingly unstable - witness Brexit, ‘President’ Trump and Turkey in lock-down ...

Global litigation finance: a bright spot in the gloomy marketplace lending picture

29th July 2016 Gary Chodes

eDiscovery and litigation finance are now disrupting the legal sector, similarly to fintech.   In the US, recent slowdowns in loan originations at large consumer marketplace lenders (e.g. Lending ...

Why investors should scoop up discounted P2P funds before putting cash into platforms

5th July 2016 Daniel Lanyon

There is plenty of negative noise around P2P/marketplace lending at the moment that appears to be behind loan volumes failing to meet the stellar growth rates of recent years as well as prompting institutional ...

Should P2P and alternative credit funds be part of your Brexit strategy?

23rd June 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The polls are neck and neck. It’s too close to call either way but should the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union it is fair to say the implications for investors could be profound. Sterling ...

VPC Specialty Lending Trust cuts dividend, dips into reserves

15th June 2016 Daniel Lanyon

The Victory Park Capital (VPC) Specialty Lending Investments Trust used its reserve cash to partly fund its latest shareholder dividend, according to regulatory filings to the London Stock Exchange. The ...

Forget Lending Club, there’s a buying opportunity in the likes of P2P GI and VPC investment trusts, says Cantor’s Tepes

31st May 2016 Daniel Lanyon

Marketplace lending trusts have had a rough ride of late, but this has only served to make them more attractive according to Cantor Fitzgerald’s Monica Tepes.   Investors should treat ...