New (Limited) Crowdfunding Index

OFF3R, a United Kingdom marketplace for alternative investments, has launched an index outlining month-on-month performance of (certain) equity crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platforms over the past year.

The firm noted that crowdfunding for the 9 months ended September 30, 2016 was 25% less than the same period in 2015.

Other insights from 7 platforms it analyzed:

  • An average amount raised per month of £18 million across the seven platforms;
  • 80,000 investments were made, with just fewer than 400 funded deals.

With respect to P2P lending, it found:

  • An average amount lent per month of £197 million across the eight platforms;
  • April 2016 showed a seven per cent drop due to a number of factors, such as Lord Turner’s negative comments about the P2P market and Lending Club’s loan book discrepancies scandal.

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:
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