Decrease In UK Crowdfunding Due to Brexit

While professional investors still ponder the full fallout from Brexit, the Financial Times is reporting that one effect is the decrease in UK crowdfunding for the first time in 5 years.

The newspaper is reporting that “the number of investments offered online fell 17 per cent in the first half of 2016, compared with levels seen in the last half of 2015,” And amounts raised on funding platforms has dropped 4% for the first half of 2016. Further peer to peer lending is also slowing.

Perhaps this is a good measure of the smaller investing public sentiment, which appears to be taking a wait and see approach before committing to more risky investments.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/72de6544-5801-11e6-9f70-badea1b336d4.html#axzz4GGfSKSHv

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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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