This week Crowd Valley has published the Digital Investment Market Report for Q4 2014. The research is the result of the analysis the team conducted on the data collected during the last trimester and its outcomes highlight the main trends observed by the company in the global digital investment market.
In particular, it emerges from the report that an increasing number of traditional finance stakeholders, such as private equity funds and banks, are showing an interest for digital investing. This could probably mean that such actors are starting to see the phenomenon of online investing as a natural evolution of their services in order to gain further efficiency and be able to compete in the 2.0 investment market.
In countries where peer to peer markets are more developed, we observed cases of banks and credit institutions entering the market with a “soft” approach, that is mainly through partnerships with existing peer to peer portals. However, Crowd Valley’s report shows an increasing - but still minor compared to other categories - demand of digital investing technologies from banks, signaling an interest from their side to enter the market with their own peer to peer marketplace.
However, traditional finance actors are not the only ones watching closely the digital investing market. Find out about the other emerging trends in Crowd Valley’s latest Digital Investment Market Report, that you can request for free at the following link: http://www.crowdvalley.com/research.html
About the author - Irene Tordera
Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Irene is an International Business graduate, with a strong interest for innovative ideas that can simplify our lives.
During her studies, she co-founded an online community for sportspeople and worked in marketing positions at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and at the European Business Angel Network, in Brussels. She is a passionate blogger about crowdfunding and the startup ecosystem.