Author Topic: Alternative Investment / Lending Platforms  (Read 925 times)

Kaegi2011

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Alternative Investment / Lending Platforms
« on: February 11, 2020, 01:27:42 PM »
Hi all,

Newbie here so apologies if this has been brought up.  I did a quick search and did not find anything.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has actual experience investing in these alternative investment / lending platforms that are popping up.  I'm thinking the likes of:

www.yieldstreet.com
www.cadre.com
www.crowdstreet.com

and I'm sure many others. 

These platforms allow direct access to investments such as commercial & resi RE (debt & equity), consumer debt, litigation debt, shipping liquidations, art portfolio, etc.  On the surface I'm wondering where these firms find an edge to source these investments and to price them correctly (alternatively, how were these investments funded previously - hedge funds?).  There is very little data out there on these platforms, so I'd appreciate any insights on your experience. 


Mark Jr.

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Re: Alternative Investment / Lending Platforms
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 06:28:52 AM »
I looked at LendingLoop, setting up an account, getting on a call with the rep.

Ended up not moving forward after combing through /r/lendingloop on reddit and thinking there were more defaults in there than initially inferred.

One idea I do like is invoice factoring and Iíve dabbled a bit in it factoring receivables for people operating website stores, itís a business I understand and know the mechanisms for protecting myself. But for awhile there was The Receivables Exchange which I was really interested in but couldnít access because I was in Canada and couldnít get a funding mechanism set up.

Years later I took another look and they seemed to have changed their model entirely.