Event: 2.11.13 – 16:30 to 19:00 – The future of Crowdfunding, is it a viable alternative investment?

SyndicateRoomone of the UK’s leading Equity Crowdfunding platforms will be hosting what looks set to be a very timely and interesting event. The crowd can now invest in high quality opportunities as professional investors while also taking advantage of Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and Enterprise Investment Schemes. Book your place here for the event in Cambridge on the 2nd November from 4:30pm to 7pm. Crowdfunding...

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FCA Crowdfunding Consultation

FCA Crowdfunding Consultation

Source: The Fine Print Author: Simon Deane-Johns The FCA has today published its crowdfunding consultation, covering both crowd investment in equities and debt securities (which the FCA calls ‘investment-based crowdfunding’), as well as the lender side of peer-to-peer lending (‘loan-based crowdfunding’). The borrower side of loan-based crowdfunding was covered in the FCA’s consumer credit consultation earlier...

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Crowdfunding Regulatory Arbitrage

Source: The Pragmatist Author: Simon Deane-Johns October is ‘crowdfunding month’ out there in the regulatory world. The European Commission is consulting. The SEC is consulting. Some US states are consulting. And today, the FCA is consulting. The European Commission is still in fact-finding mode, so should have the luxury of plucking all the good bits out of the US and UK approaches. Ironically, the SEC’s...

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FCA crowdfunding proposals: industry reactions

Source: IFA The crowdfunding sector has broadly welcomed FCA proposals for regulating the sector though there is some concern amongst platforms over a 10% cap for retail clients participating in investment-based ventures. UKFCA chair Julia Groves says that. overall, the regulator’s proposals, put out for consultation this morning, “achieve a reasonable balance between consumer protection and access to finance and investment opportunities....

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