VIDEO: Weekly summary – March 8, 2017

POSTS FROM PAST WEEK

We are launching our new investor webinar series on March 23, 2017

Yesterday we announced the launch of our new webinar series! The first webinar will take place on March 23, 2017 and we invite everyone interested to join and take part of the discussions.

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Weekly industry news roundup – March 6, 2017

Times Leader published an article citing the growing interest among major financial firms (Goldman Sachs) to create their own marketplace lending businesses.
Crowdfund Insider shared news of Orchard’s release of Q4, 2016 marketplace lending data.
Tech Node discussed emerging marketplace regulations in China, which published an outline of new rules designed to create a more sustainable framework around P2P investing.
Growth Business took a look at how marketplace lending is upending the old fashioned process of working through a bank for loan approval by cutting through the time-consuming process and introducing fluidity, speed and transparency into the finance market.
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco cited peer-to-peer lending as one of “5 Fintech Trends Shaping Finance in Asia.”
Bondora got mentioned in two articles last week:
P2P Banking shared the international P2P lending lending statistics for February of 2017.
Estonian World reported on the country’s “continuing trend of innovation.”, where Bondora was referenced as an example of a recent fintech startup making progress.

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How do returns and volatility in marketplace lending compare to the stock market?

Last Thursday we took a deeper dive into the topic of returns and volatility. More specifically we looked how these key aspects compare in both marketplace lending and stock market. The main takeaway according to the findings is that diversified portfolios which include alternative investments as asset class tend reduce the volatility (risk) while not sacrificing the returns.

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