Marketplace Lending: What Investors Need To Know – LendingClub Asset Management – 6.18.18


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Despite its size and history, the consumer credit market hasn’t historically been widely available to investors. Through technology and innovation, marketplace lending provides access to consumer credit by creating an online marketplace to connect borrowers and lenders. With $35 billion invested across 2.4 million borrower loans, LendingClub is proud to be America’s largest online credit marketplace. Please join us for an interview with LendingClub’s Chief Capital Officer, Valerie Kay, where she will cover:

  • Factors responsible for the disruption of marketplace lending on the consumer credit industry
  • Traditional reasons to invest in consumer credit and why this is important given today’s market environment
  • Trends revealed in a recent Greenwich Associates report that highlight the increasing acceptance and growth of marketplace lending
  • Considerations for investors when evaluating the different ways to access marketplace lending

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Valerie Kay
Chief Capital Officer

Valerie Kay is the Chief Capital Officer at LendingClub, responsible for overseeing LendingClub’s Investor Group. Her role spans individual investors, strategic partnerships with retail distribution partners, banks, and other institutional investors, including asset managers, pensions, foundations, and endowments.

Valerie brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience across a broad range of consumer asset classes. Most recently, she served as LendingClub’s Senior Vice President, Head of Institutional Investors, and launched the company’s securitization and Club Certificate programs.

Before that, she spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley, including 12 years as a Managing Director, where she held several leadership roles within Global Capital Markets, including Deputy Head of Asset Finance, Head of Structured Asset Monetization, and Head of Mortgage Finance. As part of the Institutional Securities Group, she was responsible for managing relationships with some of Morgan Stanley’s most important institutional investors.

Valerie holds a BA in Economics from Vassar College.

Vivek Krishnappa
LendingClub Asset Management

Vivek has deep experience in asset management having spent over 15 years in various senior leadership roles. Most recently, he was Global Head of Strategy for BlackRock’s securities lending business. Previously he helped build a suite of investment products from seed to $45B in assets at Barclays Global Investors. Vivek graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Operations and Industrial Engineering and received an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.


Title: Marketplace Lending: What Investors Need To Know
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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