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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Annual Conference – Cambridge

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, with the support of CME Group Foundation, is holding its second annual dinner and conference – Navigating the Contours of Alternative Finance.  Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers and academic researchers for a one-day invitation-only industry and academic conference. To learn,… Read More

Just in! Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & UChicago Polsky Center Share Research from 2016 Survey (Infographic)

Last chance to complete your Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago and the Cambridge Centre for  Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School  2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey.  The survey highlights the size, growth and key market trends of the online… Read More

UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

“Having trusted, independent research is critical to cutting through some of the noise from a fast-changing space like alternative finance…We cut across to give a big picture view which isn’t typically available in other research.” It’s official, alternative finance platforms have been granted an extension… Read More

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Monash Business School & Tsinghua University, Join on 2016 – 2017 Asia Pacific Alternative Finance Industry Study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Australian Centre for Financial Studies at Monash University and Tsinghua University Graduate School at Shenzhen have teamed up to launch the 2016-2017 Asia-Pacific Region Alternative Finance Industry Survey.  The consortium has gained the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & Financial Sector Deepening Africa Partner on Africa Crowdfunding Report

Africa is probably the least developed continent when it comes to alternative finance but it certainly stands to gain much in its evolution. In a new report published today by the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa) in partnership with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and Anjarwalla… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is Conducting Three Different Fintech Surveys

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

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

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

Downing Head of Crowdfunding Julia Groves: “FCA Review Is Most Welcome”

Julia Groves, Downing Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, is a respected pioneer and force behind many successful digital businesses and fintech groups. Since founding ba.com for British Airways in 1994, she has instigated disruptive customer-led propositions across online retail, renewable energy and financial services market sectors. She… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Announces Research on Blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), has announced a new study focused on blockchain utilization and development.  CCAF has quickly become the global leader in alternative finance research with its annual reports targeting different regions around the world. CCAF has now undertaken their first… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Holds Standout Inaugural Conference

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) held its inaugural conference at Cambridge University this past week engaging in a wide range of topics covering the world of alternative finance. A distinguished cadre of policy makers, platform operators, and academicians descended upon Downing College to… Read More

FCA & Cambridge University Partner to Review UK Alternative Finance

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) have formed a unique partnership to assist in the review of the UK alternative finance industry. The first joint project will inform the FCA’s ongoing post-implementation review of crowdfunding regulation which is in… Read More

Research: European Alternative Finance Jumps to €5.4 billion in 2015

  Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Publishes 2nd Annual Research Report on European Alternative Finance The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has published its 2nd report on the rapid growth of alternative finance across Europe. Entitled “Sustaining Momentum“, the CCAF research has quickly become… Read More

A Case of Regulatory Evolution: A Review of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Approach to Crowdfunding

  Across Europe, crowdfunding is quickly moving from a fringe funding instrument to becoming a mainstream – finance channel, connecting “crowds” to fund businesses, projects and individuals. In its recently published Report on Crowdfunding in the EU Capital Markets Union, the European Commission details the… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches First Industry Study for Middle East & Africa

  Inaugural Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School is launching its first Middle East & Africa Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study. This study on alternative finance follows the successful publication of… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Extends European Deadline to June 24th

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has extended its deadline for respondents regarding the 2016 European survey.  In a discussion with Crowdfund Insider, CCAF explained they are well over the number of participating platforms from their previous European survey but they wanted to allow… Read More

Another One Bites the Dust: Chinese Police Shut Down P2P Lending Platform Esudai

Add Esudai to a growing list of fraudulent Chinese P2P lending platforms that are being shut down by the Chinese government.  Today Reuters reported that police in the Huizhou, Guangdong province, had detained 13 executives including legal representative and chairman Jian Huixing from the Guangdong Huirong… Read More

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

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

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

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

UK Alternative Finance Grows by 84% to £3.2 Billion in 2015

    The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and Nesta have released their much-anticipated report on alternative forms of finance tracking results for 2015. The research was completed in partnership with KPMG and with the support of CME Group Foundation. Entitled”Pushing Boundaries”, the… Read More