Our latest seminar was held in conjunction with the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) about the Alternative Lending Market. We had over 90 in attendance which was great news but in some ways not surprising given the explosive growth in alternative lending.
Speaking at the event was Chris Hardy of Close Brothers, Robert Jackson from ArchOver, Anthony Carty of Pension Led Funding and Keith Steven of KSA Group. Jonathan Reeves, as always, acted as compere for the evening. Presentations were kept short to ensure there was more time for questions and of course networking, canapés and a couple glasses of wine or beer!
The common themes running throughout the seminar was how the economy is doing well and how alternative lending is certainly helping some companies to grow as the banks have held back. People will always find imaginative ways to get their hands on money! However, additional regulation may be on its way. There will also always be a place for more traditional finance such as asset based lending even if they source some of the original funds from "crowds"