FinFair Brings Groundbreaking FinTech and Alternative Finance Program to Wall Street 

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Conference will unveil the next wave of financial innovation emanating from Reg A+ and first-generation online finance platforms

New York, NY, June 22, 2015 – FinFair 2015, the first conference to feature the leadership, products and technologies driving the crowd-centric retail alternatives market, is pleased to officially announce one of the most groundbreaking FinTech and alternative finance programs to penetrate Wall Street.

Crowd-centric retail alternatives are contemporary investment products aimed at bringing non-correlated yield and pre-IPO growth to mainstream investors’ portfolios. Crowd-centric retail alternatives typically include funds, managed accounts and online platforms that provide investors with access to assets such as peer-to-peer, peer-to-real estate and peer-to-business debt as well as JOBS Act inspired equity offerings.

Unbeknownst to many, there is presently a remarkable amount of financial innovation occurring in the crowd-based retail alternatives space – much of which has emanated out of first generation marketplace lending and crowdfunding platforms, and attributable to the implementation of key components of the JOBS Act – particularly Regulation A+.

Aside from serving as a vehicle for capital formation, the Reg A+ exemption is helping to create this new breed of retail alternative products by bringing coveted private debt, equity and real estate opportunities – previously reserved for only accredited investors – to the mass market. Emerging to support crowd-centric investment products are a host of analytics, tools and technologies designed for both financial advisors and retail investors.

In recent years, capital has been pouring into liquid retail alternatives at record paces. According to McKinsey, liquid retail alternatives will soon account for almost 50% of total retail revenues. And, Goldman Sachs believes that liquid retail alternatives are in the early stages of a 5-10 year growth trend – reminiscent of early-stage ETF growth and capable of becoming a $2T AUM opportunity.

Given the mounting demand for retail alternatives, the proliferation of online finance, the regulatory flexibility to convert private instruments into publicly-obtainable securities and the emergent infrastructure, the crowd-centric retail alternatives space hold enormous promise.

FinFair, being held at the IBM Innovation Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, will highlight trends in retail alternative investing as well as feature many of the FinTech platforms and financial products arising in the crowd-centric space. The format will include a powerful lineup of keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, product demos and exclusive networking. FinFair’s impressive speaker roster can be found at http://www.finfairconf.com.

Attendees will be comprised of financial advisors and RIAs, investment bankers, private wealth managers, family offices, hedge fund managers, individual investors, issuers and FinTech innovators.

Admission tickets can be obtained directly at http://www.finfairconf.com. Complimentary press passes will be provided to pre-approved journalists and editorial staff. Please email info@finfairconf.com for information on obtaining a press pass.

Dara Albright, Co-founder of FinFair, said, “Since the 1990s, I have had the privilege of helping launch a number of groundbreaking conferences which first introduced new technologies, industries and asset classes to the financial community. Today, with our nation suffering from a harrowing wealth disparity and facing a looming retirement crisis, I consider FinFair to be the most important conference of my career. I look forward to assembling some of our brightest and most accomplished financial and technology minds as, together, we work towards diminishing the investment opportunity gap.”

“I firmly believe that many of the concepts and products introduced at this event will ultimately set a new precedent for financial services and cement crowd-centric retail alternatives in Wall Street history,” Albright concluded.

ABOUT FINFAIR:
FinFair is the first conference platform to feature the leadership, products and technologies driving the crowd-centric retail alternatives market. Being held at the state-of-the-art IBM Innovation Center in midtown Manhattan on July 29th, FinFair 2015 will feature a world-class educational program led by some of the most prominent figures in finance, fintech, and securities governance; an interactive leadership expo; live demos and unparalleled networking opportunities. Attendees will include financial planners and advisors, wealth managers, RIAs, family offices, venture investors, investment bankers, analysts, CEOs/CFOs and financial innovators. FinFair is the brainchild of Dara Albright, most known for her acclaimed conferences that have consistently broken new ground in the Wall Street convention space with the introduction of new financing structures and emerging asset classes such as crowdfunding, P2P & online lending. Additional information can be found at http://www.finfairconf.com.

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