January 13th, 2016 at 8:00 am


About The Conference

iGlobal Forum was pleased to host the 5th Specialty Finance Summit in New York on January 12th and 13th, 2016. New technological developments in the sector and a major change in players with GE’s $40B exit from the retail finance industry have completely shifted the opportunity set. As small businesses are on the rise and the demand for consumer credit is continuously on the upswing, the traditional banking sector can no longer meet demand, leaving a funding gap worth billions in small deals through origination and packaged securities. Third party lenders are filling the void left by traditional lending practices through emerging strategies both online and in person, and across all emerging industries. The summit provided the opportunity to hear directly from the leading dealmakers in the industry, and arm yourself with the most effective strategies to close deals and find the best lending opportunities in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The event provided a platform to meet and network with 200+ leading senior executives from specialty finance companies, marketplace lenders, BDCs, SBICs, private equity firms, hedge funds, senior lenders, and asset managers.

Key Topics Covered

  • New growth resulting from the GE exit in the specialty finance space, and the impact this has had on the credit cycle
  • Hear how Peer-to-Peer lending is affecting the sector, and how VC money flowing in is affecting the available lending opportunities
  • The sustainability of online marketplace lending, and how this part of the sector will react in a market downturn
  • Investing in the middle market, SME’s, and growth companies – how are BDC’s affecting the growth of these small businesses?
  • Real estate opportunities on the rise in the specialty finance sector: CMBS loans and REITs
  • Learn about the new and emerging niche asset classes developing in the lending industry
  • Explore how to most effectively leverage new FinTech developments for your own company’s growth

Network With Leading

  • Specialty finance companies
  • Marketplace lenders
  • BDCs
  • SBICs
  • Private equity firms
  • Hedge funds
  • Wealth management firms
  • Senior lenders
  • Asset managers
  • Venture capital firms


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