SOURCE: Orchard Platform

April 14, 2015 08:00 ET

Orchard Introduces New Investment Manager Database

New Database Is the First Resource to Help Institutional Investors Identify and Evaluate the Funds of Marketplace Lending Managers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 14, 2015) - Orchard, an investment and analytics firm that supports the global marketplace lending industry, today announced the Orchard Manager Database, the first and only comprehensive resource for institutional investors to identify and evaluate the funds of marketplace lending investment managers.

The Orchard Manager Database provides institutional investors the ability to research a wide spectrum of marketplace lending investment managers. The database provides important fund information such as fund size, portfolio leverage, originator counterparties, and sub-asset class diversification to name a few of the requested critical variables by investors to properly research managers. Additionally, the database provides needed benchmarking for both investors and managers by offering the only marketplace lending index available -- The Orchard US Consumer Marketplace Lending Index.

Building off the success that the Orchard Originator Database has had introducing managers to originators for access to supply, the Orchard Manager Database will help introduce investors to managers for access to capital. Matt Burton, CEO of Orchard, states, "Orchard's distinctive position in the center of the marketplace lending ecosystem partnering with institutional investors, investment managers, and originators has uniquely enabled us to innovatively connect all three groups helping each achieve their respective objectives."

"The Orchard Manager Database coupled with following the guidelines in Orchard's recently released white paper entitled 'The Essential Eight Best Practices to Marketplace Lending Investing' provides institutional investors with the necessary tools to easily identify and properly evaluate marketplace lending managers," states Jeremy Todd, Orchard's head of west coast sales.

The Orchard Manager Database is the second resource introduced by Orchard to support investors and managers seeking to participate in the growing marketplace lending asset class. The company's Originator Database provides institutions with visibility into the performance of loans from a variety of originators, allowing them to identify opportunities that best match their investment criteria. 

Institutional investors interested in accessing and money managers interested in participating in the Orchard Manager Database should contact Orchard here.

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About Orchard Platform
Orchard Platform is an investment and analytics platform that is leading the future of the credit industry. Orchard supports marketplace lending by providing technical and operational efficiencies to help institutional investors and loan originators connect and transact. Founded in New York City in 2013, Orchard focuses on building the systems and infrastructure that will allow marketplace lending to grow into a global financial market. Orchard enables institutional investors to scale their investment in the space by providing investment strategy, real-time execution and reporting, premier analytics, and access to supply. Orchard helps originators expand the credit landscape by connecting them to a diverse set of capital providers, and enables them to focus on making loans and giving borrowers more choices. Orchard Platform Advisors, LLC is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, and is also recognized as a clear thought leader in the space and publishes a blog on its website exploring analytical and technical topics related to lending, and runs the monthly Marketplace Lending Meetup.

Contact Information

  • PR Contact:
    Nadia Gonzalez
    marketing (at) orchardplatform (dot) com