When crowdfunding and marketplace lending came onto the scene there was little interest from Wall Street in these platforms that were mainly working with undesirable startups and sub-prime borrowers. A few years later crowdfunding has become a true contender, eclipsing angel investments and will soon overtake venture capital as the primary method for funding new businesses. And now, platform “crowd” finance is beginning to create large dents in both the emerging and growth equity fields.
This is a critical opportunity for savvy investment firms to use their existing brand to expand their reach toward new customer bases. Tapping into Main Street accredited investors that want to invest alongside institutional players and expanding access to deal flow. One such example of this expansion is Goldman Sachs’ entry into the online lending market.
When Will the Doomsayers Be Right and Can They Make Us Any Money? – Financial Policy Council Monday, 16 November 2015 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Topic: When Will the Doomsayers Be Right and Can They Make Us Money?
Date: Monday November 16, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: The Graduate Center / CUNY at 365 Fifth Avenue at The Elebash Recital Hall – On the main floor of the building and on the left as you enter into the main lobby
Mark Skousen, Ph. D., Editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor, and author of more than 25 books. Currently Skousen is a Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He recently was named one of the 20 most influential living economists. He earned his Ph. D. in monetary economics at George Washington University in 1977. He has taught economics and finance at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Grantham University, Barnard College, Mercy College, Rollins College and Chapman University. He also has been a consultant to IBM, Hutchinson Technology and other Fortune 500 companies.