RIA Channel Video: Accessing Peer-To-Peer Loans For Alternative Income

Monday - February 6, 2017

RIA Channel writes: "Allen Webb, Senior Portfolio Specialist at RiverNorth Capital Management talks with Julie Cooling, Founder and CEO at RIA Channel about their new marketplace lending strategy, specifically, RMPLX."

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Video: Accessing Peer-To-Peer Loans For Alternative Income

Video recorded 10.26.2016.

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Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible.

The Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses must be considered carefully before investing. The prospectus (and summary prospectus, if available) contains this and other important information about the investment company, and it may be obtained by calling 844.569.4750. Read it carefully before investing.

RiverNorth Marketplace Lending Corporation is distributed by Quasar Distributors, LLC. RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC, Quasar Distributors, LLC, ALPS Distributors, Inc. and RIA Channel, LLC are not affiliated.

Allen Webb is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.

Firm AUM is $3.55B as of 12.31.2016. AUM reflects managed assets, which includes assets attributable to leverage.


Daily subscriptions are subject to caps per management's discretion.

Pursuant to Rule 23c-3 of the 1940 Act, the Fund must make a quarterly repurchase offer of at least 5% of the Fund's outstanding shares. The Fund's Board of Directors will set the actual level of the quarterly repurchase offers. It is possible that a repurchase offer may be oversubscribed, in which case shareholders may only have a portion of their shares repurchased. Pursuant to the above, liquidity is limited.

The default history for marketplace lending is limited and future defaults may be higher than historical defaults.

Marketplace lending instruments may have varying degrees of credit risk. There can be no assurance the principal and interest payments due on varying marketplace loans will be made.

Important Risk Information

See the prospectus for a more detailed description of Fund risks.

The Fund's Shares will not be listed on an exchange in the foreseeable future, if at all. It is not anticipated that a secondary market for the Shares will develop unless the Shares are listed on an exchange. Thus, an investment in the Fund is not suitable for investors who might need access to the money they invest for several years or longer. The Fund may decline to accept any subscription requests for any reason regardless of the order in which such subscription request was submitted to the Fund in a particular subscription period. If a borrower is unable to make its payments on a loan, the Fund may be greatly limited in its ability to recover any outstanding principal and interest under such loan, as (among other reasons) the Fund may not have direct recourse against the borrower or may otherwise be limited in its ability to directly enforce its rights under the loan, whether through the borrower or the platform through which such loan was originated, the loan may be unsecured or under-collateralized, and/or it may be impracticable to commence a legal proceeding against the defaulting borrower. The Marketplace Lending Instruments in which the Fund may invest will not typically be guaranteed or insured by any third-party and will not typically be backed by any governmental authority. Prospective borrowers supply a variety of information regarding the purpose of the loan, income, occupation and employment status (as applicable) to the lending platforms. As a general matter, platforms do not verify the majority of this information, which may be incomplete, inaccurate, false or misleading. Prospective borrowers may misrepresent any of the information they provide to the platforms, including their intentions for the use of the loan proceeds. Marketplace Lending Instruments are generally not rated by the nationally recognized statistical rating organizations ("NRSROs"). Such unrated instruments may be comparable in quality to securities falling into any of the ratings categories used by such NRSROs. Accordingly, certain of the Fund's unrated investments could constitute a highly risky and speculative investment, similar to an investment in "junk" bonds. The Marketplace Lending Instruments in which the Fund may invest may have varying degrees of credit risk and the Fund will not be restricted by any borrower credit criteria or credit risk limitation. There can be no assurance that payments due on underlying Marketplace Loans will be made. At any given time, the Fund's portfolio may be substantially illiquid and subject to increased credit and default risk. The Shares therefore should be purchased only by investors who could afford the loss of the entire amount of their investment. The Company's fees and expenses may be considered high and, as a result, such fees and expenses may offset the Company's profits. A portion of the investments executed for the Company may take place in foreign markets. As a result of the foregoing and other risks described in this Prospectus, an investment in the Fund is considered to be highly speculative.


Alpha is a measure of performance on a risk-adjusted basis. The excess return of a fund relative to the return of the benchmark index is a fund's alpha.

FICO score is a type of credit score created by the Fair Isaac Corporation. Lenders user borrowers' FICO scores along with other details on borrowers' credit reports to assess and determine whether to extend credit. Small business loans do not have FICO scores.