Webcast Replay: Opportunities of Investing in Direct Lending - Session 2

Marketplace lending continues to benefit from increasingly sophisticated investors and an expanding range of service providers. Traditional banks are also supporting the growth of loan originators by investing in their ability to effectively and efficiently fund and securitize loans. The space has also seen increased public awareness with major recent news events reinforcing the sustainability of marketplace lending.

Download the webcast for a discussion on investing in marketplace lending and the issues investors in this space need to address.

Topics include:


  • Update on Marketplace Lending Since our First Webcast
    • Growth in the ecosystem, successful IPOs, first public securitization
  • Funding and Financing
    • Platform migration away from retail to institutional
    • Larger role of platform-initiated loan securitizations
    • Continued role of whole loan sales
    • Investor use of bank lines for leverage
    • Investor securitization
    • Public Vehicle & ‘40 Act companies
  • Innovation / New Products
    • LOC, Adjustable rate term loans
  • Managing Loan Portfolio Risk – “No Surprises”
    • Fair Value, sensitivity analysis, managing leverage
  • Technology infrastructure and reporting analytics to invest in marketplace lending at scale


  • John Schrader, Managing Director, Complex Asset Solutions, Duff & Phelps
  • Brian Weber, Director, Complex Asset Solutions, Duff & Phelps
  • Zac Prince, VP of Business Development, Orchard Platform




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