Follow Up Friday: SoFi’s New Fund

SoFi has announced a new fund following a theme discussed at LendIt USA 2017; SoFi’s new fund, the SoFi Prime Income Fund, will target family offices; it has raised $105 million from 33 investors each contributing a minimum of $500,000 and will include SoFi’s unsecured student and personal loans; it adds to a Credit Opportunities Fund introduced last year; at LendIt USA 2017 panelists discussed new fund creation by platforms; the industry has begun to favor platform fund development over retail fund development; the complexity of marketplace loans and specifically their liquidity risks have kept them from widespread expansion in the retail fund management industry; challenges such as managing international currencies and using alternative leverage strategies are just a few of the retail fund risks for investment managers. Source

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