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Income Opportunities in
Alternative Credit - Edinburgh
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INCOME OPPORTUNITIES IN ALTERNATIVE CREDIT

HOSTED IN EDINBURGH

TUESDAY - 6TH JUNE 2017

 

Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Goji
 
Lending Crowd
 

Goji

Based in London, Goji was founded in February 2015 by professionals with backgrounds in wealth management, banking and technology with a vision to empower P2P lending. Goji is backed by leading Fintech Venture Capital and Angel investors.

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Lending Crowd

LendingCrowd was launched in 2014 to offer businesses keener loan rates and investors better returns. We do this by providing an easy-to-use online service that brings interested parties together – hence the LendingCrowd.
 
We believe people looking to invest their money seek more control, convenience and faster, easier access to competitive products to achieve better financial returns.
 
To support a vibrant and growing community of small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK we aim to provide simple, lower cost lending (with greater flexibility, straightforward security arrangements, minimum ongoing administration and no exit fees.)
 
Our innovative online platform combined with our highly experienced credit underwriting team are at the heart of what we do. We aim to deliver an outstanding customer experience and offer clear, transparent business terms and processes. Do tell us if we ever fall below this expectation!
 
Our service is underpinned by advanced credit risk decisioning systems managed by our credit team to ensure we accurately evaluate risk. This ensures defaults and losses are minimised as part of a balanced risk approach informed by common sense.
 
We intend to become one of the UK’s leading crowdlending businesses and are keen to support you in the years ahead. We will be bringing new lending products to market such as the Innovative Finance ISA to a wider range of investment opportunities to the LendingCrowd.

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Sponsors

LendInvest
 
Assetz Capital
 
MW Eaglewood
 
RM Funds
 

LendInvest

LendInvest is the world’s first online lending business for ​property. We were spun out of Montello, an offline bridging finance lender that was set up in 2008, and launched in 2013. Since then we have originated over £775 million of property loans for landlords and developers, and are regarded as one of the most active short-to-medium term mortgage lenders in the UK. LendInvest borrowers have bought, built or refurbished 2,600 UK properties worth over £1.3 billion. All our loans are secured by a legal charge against UK property and we have consistently provided returns of 5% or more per annum to investors. LendInvest became the only UK online lender to report three years’ of profitability in its first three years of trading, with profits for FY 2016 rising to £3.4 million. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and became the first marketplace lender to be rated twice by a regulated European credit rating agency in 2015 and 2016. Follow us at @lendinvest. 

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Assetz Capital

Assetz Capital is one of the UK’s largest and most established peer-to-peer lending platforms, having lent around £100m to UK SMEs and property developers as secured loans. It was the first platform to take tangible security on every loan, and has pioneered the sector with first to market product launches of P2P Buy to Let mortgages, P2P bridging loans and Investment Accounts permitting easy investment across a range of similar loans. Currently with £525m of funds to invest including institutional and retail money, Assetz Capital is highly competitive against so called challenger banks in cost of funding as well as speed and flexibility of lending and is now seeing over £100m of loan enquiries a month.

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MW Eaglewood

Background
The MW Eaglewood Group specializes in investing in global marketplace lending and direct lending strategies. The MW Eaglewood Group, comprised of MW Eaglewood Europe LLP and MW Eaglewood Americas LLC, (the “Firm”), is part of the Marshall Wace group of investment managers under common control. The Firm focuses on strategies that offer a compelling combination of yield, credit quality and duration while minimizing volatility of returns and correlation to other asset classes within the portfolio. The Firm believes that its highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team is one of its core strengths and a source of competitive advantage. The MW Eaglewood Group manages $2 billion in gross assets across multiple funds. 

MW Eaglewood Group was first to complete several milestone industry transactions
First manager to launch an institutional, listed fund in the UK focused on marketplace lending assets. This listed vehicle entered the FTSE 250 in September 2015
First to execute long term loan purchase agreements with platforms such as Lending Club, Zopa and Funding Circle and today has relationships with 18 lending platforms globally
First to create leverage in the asset class, including the first warehouse line, the first securitization of marketplace lending consumer loans in the U.S. and the first AA rated securitization of marketplace lending consumer loans in Europe 

Investment Strategy
The MW Eaglewood Group works with alternative lending companies globally, with a focus on marketplace lending platforms, balance sheet lenders and other originators. The Firm targets investments backed by consumer, small and medium-sized enterprises, real estate, corporate loans and trade receivables. Since its inception, the Firm has partnered with multiple leading originators and currently has over 200,000 individual loans across its portfolio. 

RM Funds


RM Funds is a credit asset manager with a focus on secured lending and investments.

We are specialists in fixed income, being part of RM Capital, a diversified fixed income boutique. Headquartered in Edinburgh with offices in London and Paris, RM has a team of analysts focused on bottom-up, bespoke credit and lending work.

With a focus on secured lending over physical assets or contracted cash-flows, combined with exceptional in-house bottom up research, RM funds are superbly positioned to deliver above average and stable income returns.

Our goal is to provide both public and private strategies to allow investors to participate in secure debt investments providing above average returns on a risk adjusted basis.

Founded in 2010 our track record is one of innovation and growth, developing long term relationships with both investors and borrowers.


 
Cantor Fitzgerald
 
AltFi Data
 

Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald, formed in 1945 as an investment bank and brokerage business, became known for its innovation in computer-based bond brokerage, the quality and success of its institutional distribution business model, and as the market’s premier dealer of government securities.
Since that time, Cantor has continued to set the pace in innovation to become a premier global financial services firm. Today, Cantor is a preeminent capital markets investment bank, recognized for its strengths in the equity and fixed income capital markets, its global distribution model, and for its expanding presence as the leading independent middle market investment bank serving the marketplace with investment banking services, prime brokerage, and commercial real estate financing.

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AltFi Data

AltFi Data is a leading provider of data for the rapidly growing alternative finance sector. We also provide research and consultancy services. Amongst other data sets, AltFi Data publishes the Liberum AltFi Returns Index which provides a unique perspective on the returns of the P2P and marketplace lending asset class in the UK. AltFi Data also publishes the Liberum AltFi Volume Index, which tracks the volume of loans originated by the top platforms in both the UK and Europe, providing the most comprehensive map of the industry available. AltFi Data is part of the AltFi Group, a company that provides news, commentary and events for the alternative finance industry.

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