Marketplace Lending Survey by RK&O and Wharton FinTech discussed in The Wall Street Journal and others

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June 2, 2015

A discussion of Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP and Wharton FinTech's recent marketplace lending survey appeared in multiple sources including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Real Estate Weekly, The Hedge Fund Law Report and multiple other sources.

The survey demonstrates a very high level of interest among institutional investors in marketplace lending, with 85 percent expressing interest in entering the industry in some fashion. It also reveals that investment professionals have not fully acted on that interest; less than 30 percent of respondents have allocated capital to marketplace lending. The findings result from polling more than 300 institutional investors on marketplace lending, the practice of connecting borrowers directly to investors as an alternative to traditional bank lending.