As I do at this time every year I take a look back at the top 10 news stories of the year published on Lend Academy in 2018. These are the most read stories of the year ranked by the number of page views (based on Google Analytics data).
The most read story of the year is my quarterly investment report for Q4 2017, published in February. I share details of my marketplace lending investments every quarter and these articles are usually quite popular.
The number two article of 2018 is no surprise. While I wouldn’t say the fintech industry is obsessed with Goldman Sachs they certainly come up in my conversations more than any other company. This article covers a presentation on the future of Marcus by then Goldman Sachs President (now CEO) David Solomon at an Alliance Bernstein conference.
We published this article in the lead up to LendIt Fintech USA 2018 and it focused on the publicly listed fintech companies that would be attending. It included new research on the trends in the stock price of these companies and looked at the performance of the overall fintech sector.
Another one of my quarterly investment reports makes the top 10 most read posts.
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