Marketplace lending is rapidly evolving. From its startup roots, the industry is maturing along the lines of other robust lending industries: that is to say, the volumes of originations are ramping and securitizations — the packaging of pools of marketplace loans into securities and selling them off to institutional investors — are underway.
Interested in learning more about the industry? Tradestreaming has compiled an A-list of some of the best presentations and slideshares on marketplace lending. From the beginner to the advanced, these marketplace lending presentations have something to offer everyone.
Marketplace Lending: Evolution of an asset class
Author: Ron Suber (President of Prosper)
Prosper was a pioneer in the US in peer to peer loans. The model has changed as institutional capital has been injected into the industry, but it’s also meant that the industry has grown up a bit. Ron Suber, Prosper’s President, has been a major player in the maturation process that’s seen the industry grow from nothing in 2006 to an expected $122 billion in origination by 2020. Suber’s presentation, delivered at the LendIt Conference, does a great job describing where marketplace lending came from and where Suber and Prosper believe it’s headed.
A trillion dollar market by the people, for the people
By: Charles Moldow (Foundation Capital)
Charles Moldow, of Foundation Capital, is considered one of the most influential investors in the marketplace lending space (you can hear an interview Tradestreaming conducted with Moldow). In fact, he’s credited with coming up with the new name for the industry — marketplace lending — replacing P2P lending, which is how the industry began. In this presentation, Moldow, who was an early investor in Lending Club, lays out the early thesis behind investing in the industry and shows the revenue production possible if marketplace lending is successful in just capturing a small percentage of lending business from the banks. Indeed, he believes that marketplace lending can grow to be a trillion dollar industry.
Transforming the banking system into an online marketplace
By: Renaud Laplanche (Lending Club founder, CEO)
As Lending Club became the first consumer marketplace lender to hit public markets, its CEO and founder, Renaud Laplanche has become kind of a de-facto spokesperson for the industry. This presentation, delivered at the 2014 LendIt conference focuses on how the banking industry hasn’t enjoyed many of the same efficiency gains other industries saw in the era of the internet. Laplanche demonstrates how marketplace lending can replace some of the core functions of the banking sector, and in doing so, provide a solid product to market participants and make a lot of money.
Why marketplace lending is better
By: Samir Desai (Funding Circle)
While the other presentations have focused on consumer lending on marketplace lending platforms, Funding Circle’s founder, Samir Desai’s video, from Lending Europe 2015, describes his firm’s opportunity in SMB lending. Funding Circle is the leader in this type of marketplace lending globally. This video delves into not just what marketplace lending is, but why it can be seen as better than traditional models. Desai describes how his platform matches supply and demand and how a marketplace lender should be fundamentally less risky than a traditional balance sheet lender.