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LendIt 2014: Why I Can’t Wait

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The dawn of the 2014 edition of the LendIt conference is upon us, and I’m like an eight-year old kid on Christmas Eve.  In a few short hours, the best and brightest in the world of crowd and internet-based finance will descend upon the Hilton in Union Square, and we’ll be off to the races.  […]

Peer-to-Peer Lending: Follow Rule Number One

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Note: This is the second in a series of posts where I’m offering my thoughts as to the role of peer-to-peer (or “direct”) lending within the broader context of the investment landscape. If you’re reading this, you probably know that I am a major believer in peer-to-peer lending as a viable asset in the majority […]

Birchmere High Yield Fund Launches

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Good day, all.  Just a brief note to officially announce that Birchmere High Yield Fund LP has formally launched.  We’ve privately raised a seven-figure amount to get the fund off the ground, and should be able to start reporting performance figures to our private investors at the close of either September or October.  (Of course, […]

Consumer Defaults at Record Lows: Why Does that Matter?

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Data released recently by major indices and industry aggregators (S&P / Dow Jones and Experian) indicates that defaults on consumer credit continue to decrease across the country.  See the WSJ’s brief write-up on this data here. Clearly this bodes well for those who currently hold consumer credit in portfolio – it’s a relevant data point […]

Bears & Bonds

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Readers: Here is an interesting NY Times commentary highlighting the need to re-think our traditional methodologies for generating income within the portfolio.  Clearly, we at Birchmere Advisors are in agreement with many of the observations highlighted in the article.  This sentiment is increasingly visible to the public eye – and rightfully so, as the wave […]