Tagged: research

Three US Senators Ask the GAO to Research Fintech & Peer to Peer Lending

US Sentors Merkley Brown Shaheen

In a letter addressed to the General Accounting Office (GAO), signed by Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown, and Jeanne Shaheen, a request was made to research and make recommendations regarding Fintech and Peer to Peer / Marketplace Lending. The letter, dated April 18, 2016,… Read More

The Renaissance of the Retail Investor: Fixing America’s Wealth Disparity

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This is important.  In the United States, the wealth disparity is growing – not closing. While there are multiple reasons why this wealth gap has occurred, the growing dominance of big money over smaller investors has clearly exacerbated this societal challenge.  Unfortunately, policy officials have… Read More

Brief: Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform

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On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very own crowdfunding platform for campus-based projects. According to BU Today, the university has developed the portal to help academic departments, student groups, and other members of the BU community raise funds for research, service trips, projects, events,… Read More

Marketplace Lending Survey: Institutional Investors Show Increasing Optimism

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Despite a recent slowdown in the marketplace lending sector, a report authored by Wharton FinTech and Richards Kibbe & Orbe states that institutional investors remain optimistic. This optimism has been matched by increasing investment. The report based on a survey of 300 institutional investors states… Read More

Research: Americas Alternative Finance Jumps to Over $36 Billion in 2015

Americas Report Cambridge Featured Research 2016

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, along with their project partners the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago, KPMG and the CME Group Foundation, have published their much anticipated report on alternative forms of finance for the Americas.  The newest… Read More

Australian Government Embraces Fintech, Seeks to “Prepare for the Financial System and Economy of the Future” (Document)

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A growing number of governments are seeking to provide political might to support financial innovation.  While the UK may have trailblazed a path for the rest of the world, there is still time to catch up but without governmental acknowledgement it is pretty tough to… Read More

Asia Pacific Research: Dramatic Growth in Alternative Finance is Fueled by Huge China Market

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The Asia-Pacific Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report has just been published and it highlights the largest region in the world for disruptive finance. Entitled, “Harnessing Potential”, this is the first report for the region and has been created by a partnership of researchers, including the Cambridge… Read More

Orchard Publishes White Paper on Stress Testing of Marketplace Lending Platforms

Marketplace Lending peer to peer

Orchard Platform is holding a marketplace lending industry gathering today in New York City. The event is designed to help the industry scale and desires to be a positive catalyst in the evolution of online lending. Best practices, knowledge sharing and regulatory risk are key… Read More

UK Government Report: Innovation Growing as Officials Push to Make UK Best Country in Europe to Start a Company

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The UK government has published a report on innovation after culling data from over 30,000 employers between 2012 and 2014. According to their research, 53% of UK businesses are actively pursuing new products and services – an increase of 8% versus two years prior. Business… Read More

Brief: Beauhurst’s New Report Reveals the Number of UK Private Equity-Back Fundraisings Fell By 11% in 2015

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Last week, UK research firm Beauhurst announced that its latest research revealed that the number of UK private equity-backed fundraisings fell by 11% in 2015 with yearly deal figures reportedly dropping from 488 to 441. The company stated: “Looking at our data, we can see that private… Read More

Brief: University at Buffalo School of Management Study Reveals Three Key Factors to Crowdfunding Success


This week, University of Buffalo School of Management released a new study that found three key factors that crowdfunding campaigns need to achieve their goals. According to the research, high-quality photos and video, previous crowdfunding success and positive comments. Study co-author Yong Li, PhD, associate professor… Read More

Biz2Credit Study Confirms: Annual Revenues, Profits, & Credit Scores of Women-Owned Businesses Improved in 2015

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Biz2Credit announced on Thursday that it has release a new study that revealed the average annual revenues and loan approval percentages of women-owned companies increased significantly last year. The online  credit marketplace analyzed more than 35,000 applications from business owners on its platform during 2015…. Read More

Equity Crowdfunding Now Most Active Investor Type in UK High-Growth Company Funding

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Beauhurst, a leading provider of data on high-growth UK companies, released “The Deal” its 2015/2016 report on equity fundraising for UK private fast-growth companies. Crowdfunding emerges as a leading force in seed investing and is expected to become one in growth investing as its average… Read More

Crowdfunding. Angels. Venture Capitalists (Deck)

Jeffrey Sohl

There were several informative presentations delivered today at the convening of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies (ACSEC) at the SEC.  One of the presentations, shared by Jeffrey Sohl, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Decision Science Director, at the University of New Hampshire, addressed… Read More

GfK Study Confirms: In US, Generation Z Trust in Mobile Payment Systems

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 The Baby Boomers may never quite catch on, but mobile payments have won fans among the young US consumers coveted by so many brands – at least that’s what the recent GfK study confirmed. The research revealed in the US, Generation Z (ages 18 to… Read More

SEC Shares Data on Private Securities Offerings Post JOBS Act (Deck)

Scott Bauguess

Scott W. Bauguess, Deputy Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the SEC, delivered an interesting presentation  during the ACSEC meeting today. Bauguess updated the group with data on raising private capital post the JOBS Act of 2012.  Bauguess acknowledged that fewer companies are… Read More