Peter Renton is the founder of Lend Academy, the leading educational resource for the peer?to?peer (p2p) lending industry. His blog is the most widely read website about p2p lending and through his writing and video courses he has helped tens of thousands of people understand this new asset class. He is considered the world’s leading expert on p2p lending and speaks regularly on the topic at industry conferences. He is the co?founder of the LendIt Conference, the world’s first conference dedicated to the p2p and online lending industries and he is the author of The Lending Club Story, the definitive guide to the world’s largest p2p lender. Peter Renton has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NY Times, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, TheStreet.com and dozens of finance blogs and smaller publications. Currently, Peter Renton is expanding his offerings to include investment management services. His registered investment advisor business, Lend Academy Investments, will launch in March 2014.