Tag Archives: investment trust

Mainstream Fund Shows Signs Of Life – Plus Loans Latest

The troubled P2P Global Investments fund, on which we’ve reported here several times, has changed its name and finally reports some improved figure after some painful investment offloads. It’s long been our view that the best way to profit from platform lending is to choose a platform with a conservative selection policy and risk analysis, […]

P2P Investment Trust Malaise Continues – Plus IFISA Process Guide

In the wake of some high-profile failures in the peer-to-peer (P2P) sector, there are legitimate concerns about individual investors’ understanding of risk. We’ve already reported here extensively about the proposed imposition of a 10 per cent investment portfolio limit for P2P loan investment. However, we’re beginning to wonder about the wisdom of professional investors committing […]

P2P Equity Versus Yields – Be Careful What You Wish For

Be careful what you wish for. Investors seeking to exposure to the equity (share) value of the peer-to-peer (P2P) alternative-finance sector have been able to get in early via investment trusts committed to the area. The experience of the early adopters however has not been a comfortable one. The explanation is simple. Some P2P platforms […]

P2P Has History With Mainstream Investors – Plus Loan Offer Latest

We report regularly on the slow uptake of peer-to-peer (P2P) by the mainstream media. Part of the reason it’s taken a while for P2P loans to be recognised as an asset class is the difficult start experienced by some of the early adapters. P2P loans and/or platforms feature in the portfolios of some investment trusts. […]

Alternative Finance Taking Centre Stage – Plus Loan Offer Latest

Our friends at P2P Finance News report the latest figures from Honeycomb Investment Trust (a quoted company that invests in other companies). This part of an accelerating trend that is bringing alternative finance – including peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending, a sub-sector of crowdfunding – to the centre stage of mainstream finance. “HONEYCOMB investment trust has […]