LendIt Co-founders Speak about Crowdfinance at Nationally Recognized Economic Forum

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LendIt co-founders will be moderating a discussion on Crowdfinance at the 55th Annual NABE Meeting with industry leaders: Lending Club and CircleUp.

LendIt, the leading conference organization dedicated exclusively to the P2P and online lending industry, is pleased to announce that two of its co-founders have been asked to speak at the prestigious 55th NABE (National Association for Business Economists) Annual Meeting. For more than a half a century, economic professionals, business leaders, and policymakers have been congregating at this forum in order to probe the issues and trends that impact economic prosperity.

LendIt co-founders, Peter Renton and Dara Albright, will be leading a session titled, “Crowdfinancing: Can the Revolution in Financial Intermediation be a Catalyst for Small Business?” with industry leaders: Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, the world’s largest P2P lending platform, and Rory Eakin, COO of CircleUp, a leading equities-crowdfunding portal. The discussion will focus on how rising asset classes such as p2p lending and securities-crowdfunding are revolutionizing the financial markets and fostering economic growth.

“It is truly an honor to speak at this forum where, throughout history, so many great leaders have assembled to deliberate economic policy,” said Dara Albright, Founder of NowStreet and co-founder of LendIt. “We are thrilled to see many of today’s chief economists and policymakers looking at Crowdfinance with keen interest.”

About the NABE Annual Meeting

The 2013 NABE Annual Meeting "Navigating the Information Economy: Creative Destruction in Business and Economic Thinking" will convene September 7-10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency near the Embarcadero waterfront in downtown San Francisco. This year's event will feature many of the world's leading economic professionals, business leaders, and policymakers tackling a wide-range of pressing topics. The conference will focus on the opportunities provided both by technology and by the proliferation of "big data" to better inform business decisions and economic thinking. Speakers include Eric Schmidt, the Chairman of Google; Roger Ferguson, President of TIAA-CREF, and Michael Wilson, Chairman of Barclays Capital Canada. The complete program including the impressive speaker roster can be found at http://nabe.com/am2013.

About LendIt

LendIt is the leading global conference organization dedicated exclusively to the P2P and online lending industry. LendIt events showcase leading and emerging online lending platforms, the ecosystem of Big Data companies that are serving the sector, as well as the Wall Street firms that are providing innovative financing structures and investment capital to this rising asset class. Fund managers, asset allocators, family offices, venture capitalists and individual investors, from around the world, come to LendIt events in order to gain firsthand knowledge about the investment opportunities in online lending. For additional information please visit http://www.lendit.co.

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