An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Loans as Investments

Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), First Quarter 2014

Posted: 31 Mar 2015

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Ethan Namvar

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

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Date Written: May 23, 2014

Abstract

This 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 this strategy and provides a guided tour of this new alternative asset class along with the current risks and barriers.

Keywords: Peer-to-peer loans, consumer lending, alternative investments

JEL Classification: G00

Suggested Citation

Namvar, Ethan, An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Loans as Investments (May 23, 2014). Journal of Investment Management (JOIM), First Quarter 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2441370

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