Marshall Wace To Seek £200M For Listed P2P Fund

May 16 2014 | 10:58am ET

Fresh from its deal for peer-to-peer lending investor Eaglewood Capital Management, Marshall Wace Asset Management has announced plans to list a peer-to-peer loan fund.

The hedge fund plans to raise £200 million in an initial public offering for P2P Global Investments. The investment trust will be listed on the London Stock Exchange and will invest both in Eaglewood's Income Fund and in loans through a variety of P2P platforms.

Marshall Wace last month agreed to buy a majority stake in New York-based Eaglewood, which it plans to merge with its own months-old P2P effort.

“Peer-to-peer lending has the potential to transform consumer and small and medium enterprise lending practices worldwide by disintermediating the banks,” Marshall Wace co-founder Ian Wace said at the time of that deal.


In Depth

Why Ponzi Schemes Work: An In-Depth Look At The Allen Stanford Fraud

Dec 21 2014 | 10:30am ET

Texan Allen Stanford first appeared on the radars of financial regulators in 1997...

Lifestyle

Hedgie Funds US Squash Program

Dec 24 2014 | 8:46am ET

Squash, anyone?

Guest Contributor

EidoSearch’s Top Three Market Projections For 2015

Dec 23 2014 | 4:03am ET

It is that time of year again when prognosticators make their big market calls for...

 

Sponsored Content

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

December 2014 Cover

Futures 2014 person of the year

Jeff Sprecher was simply looking for a platform to trade energies when launching ICE 14 years ago but it has grown to reach the pinnacle of both the listed futures and equities world.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.