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What no one tells you about the $3.3 trillion market for Alternative Finance

What no one tells you about the $3.3 trillion market for Alternative Finance

by David Drake Alternative finance is a collaborative funding model that represents the newest phenomenon in funding. With more than 1250 online crowdfunding platforms, alternative financing is breaking new ground, defying conventional financing methods with respect to how businesses raise capital, and taking the world by storm. Though primarily popular for Peer-to-Peer lending and crowdfunding, critical investment banking functions such as risk management, infrastructure and due diligence traverse both online and offline financial services. Some themes that underpin alternative finance include access to asset classes that were initially set aside for ¬†ultra-wealthy investors, and increased transparency, as well as a redefinition of who investors are across the whole spectrum of public and private asset classes. Alternative finance is also characterized by growth in the volume of funding activities within private assets and companies, and an increase in the number of companies that get funded, with target customers participating in product ... Read More »

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