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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 ...

Reinventure Group announces new fintech fund

4th August 2016 Lisa Walls-Hester

Reinventure Group announces its second fund with a $50m commitment from Westpac Banking Corporation. The new fund will focus on investments in Australia’s growing fintech ecosystem.     The ...

Fund Watch: What next for pioneer GLI?

27th May 2016 David Stevenson

It’s easy to forget that the first real alternative finance fund listed on the stock market in the UK wasn’t the big daddy of the sector, P2PGI, but the much smaller GLI. This started out as ...

Is marketplace lending in crisis? What impact can we expect on the UK listed funds?

10th May 2016 David Stevenson

The shine has very definitely come off the marketplace lending revolution amongst public market investors. Yesterday’s 35% fall in the share price of US market leader Lending Club caps a truly extraordinary ...

Marketplace lending funds represent good value - would a benchmark help to illustrate this?

4th May 2016 Rupert Taylor

Stock markets have undergone a significant change of heart with respect to the value they ascribe to listed marketplace lending funds.  In the months after the float of P2PGI, its shares traded at ...

Worse To Come For Alternative Finance Funds?

10th March 2016

Much as my colleagues at AltFi Data get terrifically excited about direct investment transactions at the platform level, the truth is that for many investors the most popular way to play the alternative ...

US Platform Fund to List in the UK?

10th February 2016 Ryan Weeks

Prepare yourself for some speculation. We’re reading in the tea leaves that one of the US’ largest marketplace lending platforms might be gearing up to launch an investment trust on a UK stock ...

Market Jitters

8th January 2016 David Stevenson

Happy new year!   Not!   It has been the worst start to the year for Chinese equities for two decades and the week isn’t even over yet. The latest twist in the plot has been ...

Direct lending fund Ranger taps the market for £14m

7th December 2015 David Stevenson

Ranger Direct Lending, a relatively new fund manager offering access to the direct lending market in both the US and the UK has announced that it has raised £14.1m via a tap issue for 9.99% of share ...

Mapping out the Funds Universe: Part 2

30th November 2015 Sam Hodges

It’s been a busy week for funds investing in peer to peer lending. Funding Circle have succeeded in launching their first investment trust, raising £150 million for a fund that invests solely ...

Mapping out the Funds Universe Part 1

20th November 2015 Sam Hodges

Over the next couple of weeks in two articles we’re going to shine a light on the fast expanding mini-universe of London stock market listed funds investing in P2P loans and direct loans to small ...

Ranger to Raise up to £135m via C Share Issue

10th November 2015 Ryan Weeks

Ranger Direct Lending Fund is set to raise more money in a C Share issue.   The fund is planning to raise up to £135m by way of a placing and intermediaries offer. Ranger raised £135m ...

GLI Fund Launches

22nd September 2015 Ryan Weeks

The long-awaited GLI Alternative Finance fund has launched, with a market cap of £52.66m.   The majority of that total is comprised of a £40.27m portfolio of GLI loans that have ...

The Age of the Closed End Fund

23rd July 2015 Ryan Weeks

Closed End Fund (CEF) activity is reaching fever pitch within the marketplace lending sector.    A new player emerged on Tuesday in the form of Van Eck Overland Online Finance Trust, which ...

FundWatch: GLI Alternative Finance PLC – GLI AF

25th June 2015 Rupert Taylor

GLI Finance Ltd has now confirmed plans to launch a closed end fund (CEF), listed on the LSE, to invest in SME loan assets.  Below we review this latest planned new entrant to the space for this edition ...

FundWatch: P2P Global Investments

6th May 2015 David Stevenson

Every month in FundWatch we’ll look at a specialist fund that offers investors a collective way to invest in the alternative finance sector – this month we kick off with the first and still ...