On the first day (January 30), Ron Suber, President of Prosper Marketplace, will deliver a morning keynote on "Current Market Environment & the Future of Alternative Lending." This day will also feature panel sessions on securitization, transparency, portfolio stabilization, crowdfunding and small business lending. "The online lending industry continues to grow and evolve as new entrants emerge, investors continue to search for yield and borrowers turn to online lending for access to consumer-friendly loans with fair, competitive rates," said Ron Suber. "I look forward to the opportunity to connect with allocators and share our insights with participants at Context Summits in Miami."
On day two (January 31), Sam Hodges, Co-Founder of Funding Circle, will deliver a morning keynote about "The Changing Relationship with Lending Institutions & the Impact on the US Economy," followed by several panels on capital raising, valuation methodologies, legal and regulatory risks, navigating credit risk and student loans. Mr. Hodges said, "It's been a year of maturation for our industry, and one of the most significant developments we continue to see is the growing relationships between marketplace lenders and the traditional financial sector. Looking ahead, we anticipate even more diverse pools of capital to continue to flow into marketplace lending, helping to inject much-needed growth capital back into small businesses and, ultimately, the economy."
"The expansion of our Alternative Lending Summit underscores our commitment to featuring niche investment strategies and reflects the positive feedback we received from allocators following our last full-day event in Dana Point, California," said Mark Salameh, Co-Founder and CEO of Context Summits. "During these two days, we expect to hear timely updates from the best-in-breed and obtain their market views on macro policies and industry trends."
Additional industry speakers include:
- Rohit Arora, CEO of Biz2Credit
- Stu Richards, CEO of Bredin
- Brendan Ross, CEO of Direct Lending Investments
- Perry Rahbar, CEO of dv01
- Greg Zeeman, COO of Enova International
- Sam Graziano, CEO of Fundation
- Matthew Rodak, CEO of Fund That flip
- Gregory Parker, CEO of Indie Crowd Funder
- Peter Renton, Founder of Lend Academy
- Mike Romano, Co-Founder of Lendsnap
- Kristin Slink, Co-Founder & COO of LoanHero
- Mark Solovy, Managing Director of Monroe Capital
- Brew Johnson, CEO of PeerStreet
- Clay Smudsky, Managing Director at SoFi
- Michael Weisz, Founder & President of YieldStreet
Mr. Salameh continued: "We remain committed to providing fresh market insights on rapidly changing industry dynamics and enhancing the experience of the managers and allocators attending our Summits beyond the high-quality one-on-one diligence meetings."
Context Summits hosts four events each year. To view the current Alternative Lending 2017 agenda and review speakers, please visit https://www.contextsummits.com/altlending. Following Alternative Lending 2017, Context Summits will host its flagship Context Summits Miami 2017, which will take place on February 1-3 at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida.
About Context Summits
As the preeminent producer of events for the alternative asset management industry, Context Summits focuses on elevating the conference experience through an innovative format and structure where relationship building leads to unmatched results. A pioneer of the one-on-one 'summit' format, Context Summits utilizes an innovative approach to deliver effective and transparent networking events that elevate the conference experience for managers, allocators and investors. Through its systematic approach, Context Summits is able to attract high quality attendees, making meetings efficient and productive. For more details, please visit: http://www.contextsummits.com.
About Context Capital Partners
Context Capital Partners, LP is an alternative specialist company that allocates its capital to talented investment managers and whose subsidiaries offer a diverse range of investment strategies, including hedge funds, liquid alternative mutual funds, and private equity funds. Through its unique approach to evaluating and overseeing highly-differentiated and specialized funds, Context seeks to identify opportunities in both liquid and illiquid markets and serves as a full financial and operational partner for its subsidiaries. Since inception, Context led seed deals totaling more than $400 million in aggregate. The firm's subsidiary businesses include Context Asset Management, Context Summits, Context BH Capital Management, Context Liberty Bell, Context Jensen Partners, and Context Business Credit.
Context Capital Partners is headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more information about Context Capital Partners, visit www.contextcp.com.
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