本周，Funding Circle和美国结构性信贷投资机构Waterfall资管公司建立了战略合作伙伴关系，后者将在未来两年内通过Funding Circle的英国平台投资10亿英镑的贷款。Waterfall投资资金中将有部分来自德意志银行融资。
Waterfall由Tom Capasse和Jack Ross于2005年创立。目前，Waterfall资管规模大约为73亿美元。
近一段时间以来，Funding Circle吸引了不少投资者。比如三个月前，BNY Mellon旗下的Alcentra公司就宣布将从Funding Circle（美国）中购买10亿美元的贷款产品。英国商业银行、欧洲投资银行和多家养老基金和保险公司在内的金融机构也借道Funding Circle对中小企业进行投资，而8.5万名个人投资者更是Funding Circle一直以来的忠实投资群体。
Funding Circle and Waterfall Asset Management, a US-based institutional investor focused on structured credit, have entered into a strategic partnership that will see the latter invest in ￡1bn of loans originated through Funding Circle’s UK platform over the next two years period. Waterfall’s investment will be partially financed by Deutsche Bank.
Waterfall was founded in 2005 by Tom Capasse and Jack Ross.Waterfall has approximately $7.3bn in assets under management.
The firm's move comes just three months after Alcentra, part of BNY Mellon agreed to purchase $1bn of loans from the peer-to-peer lending platform’s US operation. It also joins, aside from 85,000 individuals, a growing number of larger investors lending to small businesses through Funding Circle including the British Business Bank, the European Investment Bank and other financial institutions, including pension funds and insurance companies.
Today’s announcement follows a record quarter for group originations, with Funding Circle facilitating ￡564m to small businesses in the third quarter of the year across its four markets, including ￡377 million in the UK, the firm said in a statement.