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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

 

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is an international interdisciplinary academic research institute dedicated to the study of alternative finance, which includes financial channels and instruments that emerge outside of the traditional financial system (i.e. regulated banks and capital markets). Examples of alternative channels are online 'marketplaces' such as equity- and reward-based crowdfunding, peer-to-peer consumer/business lending, and third-party payment platforms. Alternative instruments include SME mini-bonds, private placements and other 'shadow banking' mechanisms, social impact bonds and community shares used by non-profit enterprises, and alternative currencies such as Bitcoin.

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Research

Our research agenda, data depository and our aim to be a hub of academic activity, all in the field of alternative finance.

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Policy

Representing and advising on developments in alternative finance in policy circles.

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Global business practice

Learn more about our network of alternative finance industry players, trade associations, academic research institutes and government departments.

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People

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Publications

Access our published research in the field of alternative finance.

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