The Financial Advisor's Approach to Marketplace Lending

The Financial Advisor's Approach to Marketplace Lending panel with Bo Brustkern, of NSR Invest; James A. Jones, of IRA Exchange; Emmanuel Marot, of LendingRobot; and moderator Timothy D. Welsh, of Nexus Strategy.

It is clear that marketplace lending is becoming an asset class that will stick around because of the superior risk-adjusted performance. This is particularly true in an environment when generating alpha is getting harder. The panelists agreed that fees to access these alternative investments will have to come down; however, fees for nuanced specialty investments can remain high. Furthermore, educating investors about these investments is still a work in progress, because investors are still a bit scared about this new asset class.