The number of alternative finance vehicles available has increased in recent years. Small and medium-sized businesses have looked to them for funding, as high street banks have withdrawn from this sector. Their relatively high yields and low correlation to other asset classes have attracted investors.
However, there is a lack of clarity regarding different formats, credit competency and risk levels. It is important to demystify this still-nascent sector, and I would argue the platform market is now...
Japanese stocks have more than doubled their returns since December 2012, on the back of Abenomics, but many investors are still not convinced of the sustainability of the rally.
Shares up 15% on Friday