Tagged: research

EY Tackles Declining IPO Market: The Decline is So Significant it Warrants Policy Action

EY presented last week at the SEC Investor Advocacy Committee meeeting. The topic of the morning discussion was the decline in IPOs. As part of the presentation a report by EY was distributed. During the dot-com peak in 1996, public listings in the US hit… Read More

COUNTDOWN:  2 Weeks from Now Crowdfunding Will Change the World of Men & Women Forever

As impact goes it doesn’t get much bigger. Crowdfunding has been much misunderstood and, let’s be honest, has underperformed our best expectations. It was supposed to “democratise finance” – and much more. Much focus has been on equity, regulation and the JOBS Act. The friction… Read More

The University of Cambridge Launches the 2016-17 European and Africa & Middle East Alternative Finance Industry Surveys

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched its third European benchmarking survey and the second survey for Africa and the Middle East. The two separate research initiatives will review the emerging alternative finance markets in each… Read More

OTC Markets Survey: Increasing Liquidity is Top Concern for Small Cap Stocks

OTC Markets is out with a report that indicates small-cap companies are overlooking important ways they can boost investor interest in their stock.  The study, which was conducted between March and May 2017, surveyed 117 CEOs and CFOs of companies under $2 billion in market… Read More

Germany: Crowdfunding Barometer 2017

The team at Crowdfunding.de is out with their 2017 Barometer report for the crowdfunding market in Germany. Started two years ago, the Barometer interviews approximately 1000 people in Germany to gauge their exposure and understanding of the crowdfunding market. For this year’s Barometer, the report… Read More

NCFA in Midst of Annual Alternative Finance Crowdfunding in Canada Survey

Last year, the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA) published their industry-led research in the 2016 Alternative Finance Crowdfunding in Canada report. Their research benchmarked industry growth at 48% from 2013-2015 and predicted the 2016 market volume to be $190 million The NCFA has now… Read More

Research: Americas Alternative Finance Grows to $35.2 Billion in 2016

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Booth School of Business Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago have revisited the alternative finance market once again with a benchmark study. The research which covers… Read More

Here is the GAO Report on Fintech that was Delivered to Congress

This one falls under recently discovered. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on Financial Technology, or Fintech, for Congress this past April.  The report, subtitled Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight, was at the behest of several members of Congress including; Senator Sherrod… Read More

Hong Kong Report on Status of Fintech

Hong Kong has been sizing up the Fintech sector of finance for awhile now. But while Hong Kong is a regional financial powerhouse, when it comes to Fintech innovation they have ceded ground to Singapore.  Yet authorities recognize that Fintech has the potential to deliver… Read More

Insurtech Report: Hype or the Next Fintech Frontier?

Oliver Wyman is out with a report on the emerging Insurtech sector. Oliver Wyman is a global management consultancy operating in 30 different countries. For this specific report, they partnered with Policen Direkt Group in Germany, an insurance technology firm. The authors believe that the… Read More

Report: Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland

Lucerne University in Switzerland is out with their annual report on crowdfunding in the country. This is the third year in a row that the report has been published. The “Crowdfunding Monitoring Switzerland 2016 tracks the growth and trends in this sector of finance. In the… Read More

Regulation Crowdfunding: One year In Force 

    The new crowdfunding rules – Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) – are celebrating 1 year anniversary of being in force on May 16th. The new rules open new opportunities for both sides. Business owners have an alternative to funding their companies from a bigger… Read More

Beauhurst: Q1 Crowdfunding Delivered £47 Million in 82 Deals

Beauhurst is out with a quarterly report on the status of equity crowdfunding in the UK. According to their numbers, the first quarter of 2017 saw 82 deals raise in excess of £47 million.  How does this compare versus year prior quarter? Good question. It… Read More

Americas Alternative Finance Research to be Revealed at CME Event

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), will release their anticipated Americas Alternative Finance Survey at an event hosted by CME Group on May 25.  The data is anticipated to definitively reveal the status and growth of… Read More

Data Science & Mobile: Looking Through the Lens of Mobile Financial Services the Results are Transformational

Pretty much everyone has a smartphone these days. Either iOS or Android, we carrying our mini-computers with us everywhere, purchasing, reading, socializing, working and more. All day long. The data potentially captured by a smartphone is profound. There are many products and services that stand… Read More

Women & Minorities in Regulation Crowdfunding: High Success Rate Despite Low Representation & Lower Funding Levels

  Regulation Crowdfunding finished its fourth Calendar Quarter this past March and the data shows that women and minorities have a higher percent chance at hitting their minimum funding target but represent fewer campaigns and receive less capital. While the overall market is beginning to… Read More

KPMG: $3.2 Billion in Fintech Deals During Q1 as 2017 “Starts Modestly”

KPMG has published their most recent Pulse of Fintech covering the global Fintech industry during Q1 of 2017. According to their numbers, global investment in Fintech topped $3.2 billion accross 260 deals the first three months of the year. KPMG says that Fintech investment got… Read More

P2PFA Publishes Q1 Peer to Peer Lending Data: “Impressive Expansion in Lending Volumes”

The UK Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) has published its first quarter peer to peer lending data from its nine member platforms. The P2PFA reports that cumulative levels of lending neared £8.5 billion with loan originations in excess of £1 billion during the first… Read More

Asset Match Report: UK Consumers are Rallying Behind British Business Following Article 50

Asset Match, a London-based company offering a trading market for unlisted companies, is out with a report on UK sentiment following Brexit and Article 50 progress. According to their research, consumers are rallying behind British business with “overwhelming confidence” that UK business will benefit from… Read More

Q1 2017 Report: European Venture Capital Rebound

Dow Jones Venturesource is out with their most recent European Venture Capital report and, according to them, the numbers are good for the first quarter of 2017. While the total amount of venture funding raised in Q1 2017 is below Q1 2016, the numbers are… Read More