The Growth of Peer to Peer Finance
P2P lending has grown up. Thousands of investors have moved beyond the initial question of "Is it safe?" and they now are considering "Which types of P2P lending, and which platforms, should I focus on?"
Investors have the opportunity to get stable returns or go for high returns, or a blend of the two.
Yet, as the industry has matured, investors have learned the value of greater scrutiny to ensure that the people at the P2P lending platforms have the experience they need. You'll meet four of them here. Turn up and find out for yourself: does this panel impress you with their investment opportunities?
Session chair John Corey will be joined by CrowdProperty's Mike Bristow and Blend Network's Yann Murciano.
John is a multi-national real estate investor; USA and UK; Hawaii to Bradford; 30+ years of experience as a landlord. John comes from Silicon Valley where he worked for a number of seminal projects which define your technology world today. As example, his direct boss was Steve Jobs and a friend started LinkedIn so John was a beta tester. John moved to London when he started working for investment banks.
More recently, John has been active with crowd funding and understanding FCA regulations which apply when promoting property investments.
CEO & Co-Founder | CrowdProperty
Mike Bristow is responsible for CrowdProperty’s overall strategy and development. He brings a wealth of business building, private equity and strategy consulting expertise in addition to considerable property investment, alternative finance and technology experience.
He has 20 years’ strategic advisory experience across a wide range of leading international companies and private equity funds and has particular expertise in consumer, B2B2C, digital and real estate sectors, which makes him the perfect choice to lead CrowdProperty in fulfilling its huge growth potential as the UK's leading specialist property project alternative finance lender.
Yann Murciano is the founder and CEO at Blend Network. He was previously an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, working in London as Global Head of Base Metals Trading. Prior to the decade he spent there, Yann was part of the ABN Amro team where he worked as an FX Option Trader.
He holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics and an MSc in Banking - Finance & Insurance from Paris Dauphine - and a Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University.
His pioneering spirit enabled the establishment of high-value P2P lending to aid UK SMEs and key investment vehicles for independent lenders and institutions.