Reducing the Friction for Wealth Managers

Panel entitled, "Reducing the Friction for Wealth Managers." Panelists include: Jeff Andrews, Lending Club; Eric Thurber, Three Bridges Wealth Advisors; Moderator: Mark Fitzpatrick, Glide Capital. Recorded at LendIt USA 2017.

Wealth managers are beginning to look toward marketplace lending as an asset class; at LendIt USA 2017 we hosted a panel focused on wealth managers with Three Bridge Wealth Advisors, Lending Club and Glide Capital; the panel focused on making wealth managers look toward marketplace lending as a fixed income alternative and removing the fear factor since it is not as well known an asset class; clients of wealth managers are beginning to see this as a high yielding, short duration and low volatility play; thus far originators have not done a great job at providing exposure and understanding to wealth managers, this is beginning to improve; ultimately the asset class is very simple and easy to understand, showing wealth managers this is the key so they can then get clients on board.