Crowdbureau: A Guide to the Jobs Act, Social Data and the Utilization of Crowdfunding to Benefit Inv
CrowdBureau explains concepts of the rise of Crowd Finance in today's re-regulated and democratized global capital markets; how the JOBS Act is proving to be a game-changer for entrepreneurs and retail investors;and how it can benefit the portfolios of retail investors, private equity investors, angel investors, and venture capitalists while spurring innovative entrepreneur movements and social impact. Written by a securities (equity and debt) crowdfund investing industry pioneer, this book provides clear explanations of the fundamental concepts at work and the forces that will catalyze capital formation, foster transparency, and encourage market confidence. Crowd Finance, which includes Equity and Debt Crowdfunding, Peer-to Peer Lending (P2P), Liquid Alternative Funds, Pension Led Funding, and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes, is in its infancy. The book argues that Crowdfund Investing can enable an equity income approach to investing for an easy, low-risk option that balances the issue of record low yields seen in other assets like bank deposits and bonds. Several brand name private equity and hedge funds, most notably AQR, Blackstone, and Apollo Global Management, have recognized the distribution opportunities and developed vehicles aimed squarely at retail clients, with minimum investments of as low as $2,500 in some cases.
The distribution opportunities for alternative vehicles targeting retail investors are potentially enormous. Approximately $19 trillion in assets is up for grabs from defined contribution (DC) pension schemes, individual retirement accounts, annuity reserves, broker-dealers, and registered investment advisers (RIAs).
Readers will gain a deeper understanding of alternative investments strategies with practical guidance backed by supporting theory and the experience of a practitioner at the forefront of this burgeoning Crowdfund Investing industry.
Over the last decade, the challenging economic and market background has led to lower returns and higher volatility across many asset classes. The 2012 JOBS Act—designed to bolster business growth and create jobs—reformed the Securities Act of 1933 and 1934 for small and medium-sized business owners and created an environment that supports crowdfund investment as an asset class. CrowdBureau is a comprehensive guide to the topic, providing a thorough explanation for those interested in building a more robust portfolio.
- Understand the fundamental principles of Crowd Investing
- Learn how the depressed economy and the rise of social computing affect investing
- Understand the interplay between collective intelligence, deliberative democracy, and consumption
- Discover the principles that will shape capital markets for the 21st century
For many people, the objective of investing is to achieve long-term capital growth with an acceptable level of risk, and securities-based crowdfunding was designed to do just that. For investors seeking an alternative approach to the market, CrowdBureau is a detailed guide to a new method of low-risk investing.