August 23, 2011 15:18 ET

Media Alert: to Host Free Webinar: Personal Loans an Alternative for Institutional Investors

Executives Discuss Global Markets and Role of Social Lending as Investment Alternative in Changing Economy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) -, a social lending marketplace that brings together creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors, today announced that it would host a complimentary webinar to discuss social lending as an alternative to traditional investments in today's volatile markets.


Recent uncertainty and turmoil in the financial markets is causing institutional investors to re-evaluate their portfolios and the risk levels of the asset classes they hold. Social lending continues to increase month-over-month as many investors consider social lending as an alternative investment. Prosper's high-yield, short-duration portfolios can help investors protect and grow their investments in these changing times.

For discussion:

  • What global markets are forecasting and the implications for investment portfolios;
  • How Prosper's strict credit policy has delivered great returns for investors;
  • How Prosper's high-yield current income portfolios can play an important role in minimizing overall portfolio volatility while providing vital cash income;
  • How Prosper's conservative approach to underwriting can help mitigate the impact of any future deterioration in global economic growth.


Joseph Toms, Chief Investment Officer, Prosper Marketplace, Inc.: a 25-year investment management veteran who has developed and led investment research and marketing strategies and successfully managed billions of dollars for leading U.S. and European investment institutions.

Jim Catlin, Chief Risk Officer, Prosper Marketplace, Inc.: an 18-year veteran in credit risk management and former risk management executive at Capital One with oversight of $70 billion in consumer loans. Jim is responsible for customer acquisition and risk management for Prosper.


This Thursday, August 25, 11am PT and 2 pm ET.


Online. Click here to register for the free webinar.



Prosper Marketplace, Inc. is not registered as an investment adviser with any federal or state regulatory agency. The information contained in this webinar is for informational purposes and should not be construed as individually tailored investment advice or as a recommendation with respect to any security or investment approach. This webinar has been prepared without regard to the circumstances and objectives of its participants and should not be relied upon as authoritative or taken in substitution for the exercise of judgment by any participant. Each participant should consider the appropriateness of any investment decision having regard to his or her own circumstances, the full range of information available and appropriate professional advice. Prosper Marketplace, Inc. recommends that each participant seek independent investment and financial advice concerning any services or investments discussed in this webinar.

About Prosper
Prosper Marketplace Inc., a social lending marketplace that brings together creditworthy borrowers with individual and institutional investors, allows people to invest in each other in a way that is financially and socially rewarding. Individual and institutional investors invest in minimum increments of $25 on loan listings they select. In addition to credit scores, ratings and histories, investors can consider borrowers' personal loan descriptions, endorsements from friends, and community affiliations. Prosper handles the servicing of the loan on behalf of the matched borrowers and investors.

Prosper was co-founded by Chris Larsen, co-founder of E-LOAN. Prosper has raised $74.85 million in venture capital and is backed by financial and technology luminaries including, Jim Breyer of Accel Partners; Tim Draper of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Jerome Contro of Crosslink Capital, CompuCredit; Omidyar Network; Capital One Co-founder Nigel Morris of QED Investors; Court Coursey of TomorrowVentures; Larry Cheng of Volition Capital.

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