An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Loans as Investments

Journal of Investment Management First Quarter, 2014

20 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2013 Last revised: 22 May 2014

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Ethan Namvar

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business; Columbia Business School

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Date Written: September 6, 2013

Abstract

The paper constitutes a discussion of the rise of Peer to Peer loans as alternative investments. Peer to Peer loans are being incorporated into portfolios in the interest of diversification. This paper outlines the strategy and provides a guided tour to this new alternative asset class, along with the current risk and barriers.

Keywords: Peer to Peer Loans, Consumer Lending, Alternative Investments

JEL Classification: E40, D12, G11, G21

Suggested Citation

Namvar, Ethan, An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Loans as Investments (September 6, 2013). Journal of Investment Management First Quarter, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2227181 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2227181

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