P2P Lender Lufax to Focus on Its Retail Investment Platform

Lufax sees a growing market opportunity in China’s retail investment space and is planning to increase its focus on this area of the business; the firm is currently the world’s highest valued P2P lender at $18.5 billion; it has $56.9 billion in client assets with P2P loans accounting for a third which is expected to decrease to 15%; it plans to expand the investments it offers through online brokerage accounts and also enhance its mobile and online trading capabilities; the firm is also rumored to have plans for an initial public offering in Hong Kong in the second half of 2017.  Source