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2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Study: The University of Chicago & University Cambridge Partner on Research

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The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School have partnered again on the 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry survey. Research… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is Conducting Three Different Fintech Surveys

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is in the midst of a research push. The CCAF is in the midst of not one, but three different surveys on the alternative finance ecosystem. Late last year, the CCAF announced a unique partnership with the Financial… Read More

PwC / CBInsights: US VC Backed Deals Tank in Q4 of 2016

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In a discouraging sign, investment in venture capital backed companies tanked in Q4 of 2016. This is according to the PwC / CBInsights MoneyTree Report. Both deals and dollars sagged, 16% and 20% respectively. The report said the global market experienced a similar decline with… Read More

Finland Reports Rapid Growth of Investment Crowdfunding During 2016

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Finland’s Ministry of Finance has published an update on the nascent Finish crowdfunding industry.  According to their report,  Finland’s crowdfunding market more than doubled in size during 2016. The Finish government estimates the total amount raised during 2016 stands at €153 million in contrast to the… Read More

Deloitte: 2016 Economic & Political Upheavals Challenge Financial Services Companies

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Weapons present in the South China Sea.  The U.S. backs out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. South Korea’s president facing impeachment.  Duterte wins the Philippines presidential election. These are just a few of the explosive economic and political events that have continued to unfold in the… Read More

NCFA Publishes Research on Alternative Finance in Canada

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) has published a report on the status of crowdfunding and other forms of alternative finance including online lending. The research was said to become an annual project; “This is the inaugural report of NCFA’s annual exercise in providing… Read More

The Federal Reserve Publishes Report on Blockchain: “Could Reduce or Even Eliminate Operational & Financial Inefficiencies”

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The Federal Reserve released a report on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain last week. The document reviews the potential and challenges for the new technology to disrupt and benefit financial services.  The Federal Reserve is correctly reviewing DLT – just as other central banks… Read More

Federal Reserve Publishes New Research on Fintech Monitoring

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Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve published a research paper on fintech monitoring. According to the organization, this new paper refers the technology as a combination of components such as peer-to-peer networking, distribution data storage, and cryptography. The Federal Reserve revealed in the document: “Digital… Read More

Societe Generale Pens Agreement with Singapore’s Smartkarma: Expect New Equity Research Soon

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Societe Generale today announced a new agreement with Smartkarma, an informational online investment platform which focuses on the Asian markets. Under this global agreement, Societe Generale will provide its institutional clients access to a new form of equity research based on demand driven and customised… Read More

EY Publishes Fintech Australia Census: A Tier One Fintech Nation

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EY has published the first Fintech Australia Census.  The report is designed to be the “most detailed and comprehensive analysis of the Australian Fintech ecosystem.” The document was produced in concert with Fintech Australia, the advocacy group created to help boost utilization and awareness of Fintech…. Read More

SyndicateRoom: £7 Billion in Wealth Creation for Investors in Early Stage Companies in 2017

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SyndicateRoom has released research that indicates up to £7 billion in wealth creation will occur in 2017 for individuals investing in early stage companies – undeterred by Brexit fallout. Of course past results are no guarantee of future returns but the findings are positive for… Read More

German Finance Ministry Publishes Report on Fintech: Very High Growth in Recent Years

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The German Federal Ministry of Finance or Bundesministerium der Finanzen, has published a report on the emerging Fintech sector. The document, authored by Prof. Dr. Gregor Dorfleitner and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf (with the assistance of Matthias Schmitt & Martina Weber), quantifies the emergence of disruptive… Read More

China: WeiyangX Fintech Review

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AliPay Offers New Functions for Single Users. Earlier this month, some AliPay users discovered a new online dating function on home page of  the AliPay app (Above 9.9 Version). According to some reports, users received invitation for this beta function. The users will have to… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Will Soon Publish Report on Africa & Middle East. Will Partner with FSD Africa on Regulatory Review

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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) says the Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Report is scheduled to be published this December. The project was originally announced in June 2016. Alongside this report, CCAF will be working with FSD Africa ( a financial sector… Read More

AltFi Publishes Report on UK Crowdfunded Companies: “Where They Are Now 2016”

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In their second installmant of “Where They Are Now?”, alternative finance research firm AltFi has published an update on the status of crowdfunded companies since 2011. According to AltFi’s report; “A high proportion of crowdfunded companies remain active – 73.60% of the capital raised in… Read More

Singapore vs. London: Who Wins the Fintech Title?

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According to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Singapore is not far from surpassing London to claim the title of top fintech hub of the world.  The ACCA’s September report noted that the world should “keep an eye on Asia” as red tape and Brexit weigh on… Read More

Report: UK P2P Property Lending Delivers Returns from 2.25% to 12.7%

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Independent ratings agency 4thWay is out with an interesting report on the peer to peer property lending market in the UK.  This sector of alternative finance has been very popular due to the asset class and the solid returns. Even in light of Brexit turmoil,… Read More