Mark Your Calendars, P2P Investors!

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Investing in marketplace lending and want to be aware of the latest marketplace lending industry trends? This blog is for you! It aims to inform investors about upcoming events and conferences in the P2P industry.

Current Events:

AltFi Global Summit 2016 
When? September 14, 2016
Where? The Pierre, NYC
Description: “Marketplace lending, direct lending, trade finance, BDCs, asset-backed finance, real estate crowdfunding – the list goes on. The alternative spectrum offers unprecedented income-generating opportunities through online platforms, via funds, or increasingly by tapping directly into sources of asset origination.  Dis-intermediation of the legacy architecture is gathering pace as investors find new routes directly into intelligently priced financial assets.”(source: AltFi Website)

American Banker Marketplace Lending + Investing
When? September 27-28, 2016
Where? Marriott Marquis NYC, New York, NY
Description: “This year’s conference will bring together banks, investors, platforms and service providers to answer these questions and many others as we continue to delve into the opportunities and challenges of this booming market. Join us to learn what bank partnerships with marketplace lenders have already learned and what the future of this potential $1 trillion dollar market holds.” (source: American Banker Website)

Context Summits: Alternative Lending 2016
When? September 28, 2016
Where? Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
Description: “This Summit will bring together leading asset managers, allocators, platforms and key service providers that shape and influence the Alternative Lending landscape. As with all Context Summits’, the Alternative Lending Summit will be focused, efficient and productive for all participants. This one day Summit will feature educational topics from industry leaders in the alternative lending space and will immediately follow Context Summits West 2016.” (source: Context Summit Website)

IMN US Marketplace Lending
When? December 1, 2016
Where? Marriott New York Downtown, New York
Description: “As the online lending industry continues to expand in terms of volume and variety of assets, platforms will need to ensure stable and diverse sources of funding to maintain this growth. In order to accomplish this, a robust and liquid secondary market for these loans is essential to establish. From whole loan portfolio sales, to CUSIPS, to securitization, this conference will explore efforts underway to ensure access to long term, large scale, efficient sources of capital that will underpin these growth strategies. This is the only event where institutional investors keen on helping to establish and invest in marketplace loans and securities backed by them will attend in critical mass.” (source: IMN Website)

Opal Group: Marketplace Lending & Alternative Finance Summit
When? December 4-6, 2016
Where? Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
Description: “The Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. At this conference learn and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending. Explore an in-depth review of the current landscape and what’s to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.” (source: Opal Group Website)

These are some of the conferences MonJa will be attending as well – we look forward to seeing you there. Stay tuned for more news on the most exciting upcoming marketplace lending events and conferences!

Past Events:

AltLend Summit 2016: Small Business and Real Estate Lending
When? July 13-14, 2016
Where? The Princeton Club, NYC
Description: “AltLend 2016 is back in New York, and we’re spending two days answering questions about marketplace, direct, and the alternative lending industry. This year we’re breaking things down into two unique tracks—one on real estate, the other on small business lending. You’re getting access to a wealth of knowledge and access to other investors, banks, and thought leaders from two different segments of the non-bank lending landscape, and what you’ll walk away with is a better understanding of what’s in store for both of these markets.”(source: AltLend Website)

SCI 2nd Annual Marketplace Lending Securitization Seminar 
When? June 28, 2016
Where? 250 West 55 Street, New York, NY
Description: This half-day event features discussions on marketplace lending investing, the impact of regulations, platform differentiation, and a case study of how a typical MPL securitization is put together. (source: SCI Website)

LendIt 2016
When? April 11-12, 2016
Where? Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA
Description: “LendIt is the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community. Our conferences bring together the leading lending platforms, investors, and service providers in our industry for unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities.” (source: LendIt Website)

LendIt Forum: Innovation in P2P Lending for Financial Advisors
When? March 16 2016, 2- 3 PM EST
Where? Webinar
Description: “High yield, short duration and low volatility are a great mix offered by marketplace lending platforms. Learn how technology and finance come together to open a new asset class for financial advisors and their clients.” (Source:

LendIt Forum: The Transformation of Lending: Banks Partnering with Online Lenders
When? March 15, 2016, 2- 3 PM EST
Where? Webinar
Description: “Learn how the world of lending is being transformed by partnerships between banks and marketplace lending platforms. Discover how these platforms are using technology and big data to expand their underwriting capabilities.” (Source:

LendIt Forum: Online Real Estate Platform Models
When? March 9, 2016, 2- 3 PM EST
Where? Webinar
Description: “Learn how these platforms are connecting prospective real estate investors with real estate companies in need of capital. Gain a deeper understanding of the differences between these online marketplaces and other real estate investment vehicles. Companies include Money360, Realty Mogul, Patch of Land.” (Source:

AltFi Australasian Summit 2016
When? February 29, 2016
Where? Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf
Description: “This conference will provide an opportunity to take a deep dive into what is transforming the manner in which money is invested and borrowed, providing a bold new asset class for investors in the process. Hear from a host of leading international experts from some of the largest global platforms. They will provide an overview of what is happening in the international non-bank lending market, lessons learned. Then our local Australian and New Zealand platforms will take us through the Australian market and discuss how it is likely to evolve. (Source: Altfi Website)

ABS Vegas 2016
When? February 28 – March 02, 2016
Where? Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Description: “The three-and-a-half day program is developed by leaders within the structured finance industry representing the full spectrum of industry participants including investors, issuers, financial intermediaries, regulators, law firms, accounting firms, technology firms, rating agencies, servicers and trustees.” (source: Information Management Network Website)

LendIt Forum: How Large Institutions Access P2P Lending
When? February 22, 2016, 5:30- 8:30 PM EST
Where? Penn Club, New York, NY 10036
Description: “Topics include how asset managers have constructed their P2P loan securitization and why institutional investors are increasingly evaluating P2P lending as a viable investment opportunity for their portfolios.” (Source:

SCI Marketplace, Direct Lending, and Securitization Seminar
When? February 10, 2016
Where? The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
Description: “By bringing together Platforms, Institutional Investors, Service providers, and Structured Credit Professionals, this seminar, which follows the first ever Marketplace Loans Securitisation seminar, held in New York in June 2015, also hosted by SCI, will provide answers, analyse opportunities and facilitate the development of the relationships necessary to rapidly develop this market.” (source: Structured Credit Investor Website)

Context Summits
When? February 3-5, 2016
Where? Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Description: “Context Summits’ flagship event will be held again in Miami in 2016 for a broad spectrum of high-quality managers and allocators. The conference will bring together qualified investors and hedge funds for two days of highly targeted and productive, prescheduled one-on-one meetings. Unparalleled networking events for all conference participants will be scheduled at conveniently located sites on or near the resort grounds.” (Source: Context Summits)

Credit Conference
When? January 27-28, 2016
Where? Pier 27, San Francisco, CA
Description: “Join the cohorts of more than 500 entrepreneurs, investors and top professionals from both China and the US to meet a variety of industry leaders in China, the most fast-growing market of Internet Finance, learn the latest tendencies in both Chinese and the US market, and seek down-to-earth cooperation opportunities between the world two largest economies, from equity investment, joint ventures to services/ products purchase.” (source: Credit Conference Website)

AltLend: Consumer Conference
When? January 21-22, 2016
Where? Marine’s Memorial Club, San Francisco, CA
Description: “AltLend: Consumer Conference brings together investors, bankers, and platforms to break down the hype surrounding marketplace and direct lending for prime and near-prime borrowers.  Regulatory concerns, transparency, customer acquisition, and underwriting practices are all on the table—let’s find out how the industry is building longevity into its products.” (source: FRALLC Website)

iGlobal Forum 5th Specialty Finance Summit
When? January 12-13, 2016
Where? The Pierre Hotel, New York, New York
Description: “The summit will provide you with the opportunity to hear directly from the leading dealmakers in the industry, and arm yourself with the most effective strategies to close deals and find the best lending opportunities in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Key topics include the GE exit in specialty finance and how peer-to-peer lending is affecting the sector.” (source: iGlobal Forum Website)

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