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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

REALITY CHECK - THE IMPACT OF A RISING INTEREST RATE ENVIRONMENT

John Augustine, Chief Investment Officer, THE HUNTINGTON TRUST

According to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the central bank's quantitative easing program could come to an end in October 2014 with rate hikes starting in Q2 2015. What does a rising interest rate environment mean for current and future investors in the P2P and alterative lending space? Will the impact be significant, or not? How high might rates go and what other economic factors are important to consider when considering this unique investment opportunity?

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