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Title: Master Thesis Topics
Post by: Mika13el on January 24, 2016, 12:08:43 PM
Dear all,

I am about to write my master thesis about P2P Lending and I would love to ask you whether you have some interesting idea/hypothesis I could answer with the Lending Club data?

I would be grateful to you for any kind of comments :)

Thank you very much,

Michal
Title: Re: Master Thesis Topics
Post by: Rob L on January 25, 2016, 09:54:55 AM
The term P2P lending has fallen out of favor and been replaced by marketplace lending. If you only include LC data you will need to characterize your study as one about consumer marketplace lending. There are marketplace lending platforms for small business, student loans, real estate, etc. that are no doubt quite different.

You could make the hypothesis that consumer marketplace lending is a unique asset class in the MPT sense and prove or disprove that hypothesis. If that is true then quantify the benefits of including it in one's portfolio. Just a thought. Might make for an interesting academic paper that ties into much of what I presume you've been studying. However it may be a lager project than your coursework demands. Keep us posted on your progress whatever you chose.
Title: Re: Master Thesis Topics
Post by: lascott on January 25, 2016, 03:52:18 PM
You could make the hypothesis that consumer marketplace lending is a unique asset class in the MPT sense and prove or disprove that hypothesis. If that is true then quantify the benefits of including it in one's portfolio. Just a thought.

My thread along those lines:
Topic: Just use A/B/C LC notes for Asset Alloc (Stocks and P2P vs Stocks and bonds) 
http://www.lendacademy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3221.0
Title: Re: Master Thesis Topics
Post by: Rob L on January 25, 2016, 08:35:25 PM
My thread along those lines:
Topic: Just use A/B/C LC notes for Asset Alloc (Stocks and P2P vs Stocks and bonds) 
http://www.lendacademy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3221.0

Yeah, looks like Emmanuel has provided a very nice paper giving you a leg up on the topic if you chose to use it.
Title: Re: Master Thesis Topics
Post by: MichaelMiller on July 31, 2020, 02:56:14 PM
Old thread but still useful