About CCAF


Our mission is to accelerate the creation and transfer of knowledge that pushes the boundaries of research, catalyses the sustainable development of financial innovation and informs evidence-based regulation. 

We have taken a systems-level and highly integrated approach to empirical research, the development of scalable digital tools and the delivery of capacity building and education at scale. We produce knowledge products and services that are timely, independent, robust, accessible and digestible to inform both fintech market development and evidence-based regulation.  

We focus on 4 thematic areas at the ecosystem level and leverage our 3 capability pillars (research, digital tools and capacity building) to develop 4 competency clusters that are cutting-edge and world leading.  

Our programmes of work 

Our systems-level approach has identified 4 key focus themes: 

The development of Fintech markets and industry verticals

Fintech regulation and regulatory innovation

Supervisory technology and its application in financial authorities

Digital assets and digital money

To these 4 areas of focus, we apply our deep expertise in empirical research, digital tool development and capacity building & education and have developed 3 programmes of work which leverage these capabilities: 

  • the Cambridge Fintech Market Observatory  
  • the Cambridge Digital Assets Programme
  • the Cambridge SupTech Lab 

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Our people

We have a knowledgeable team with a diverse range of deep expertise and actionable insight across the spectrum of fintech and other forms of digital financial services – including quantitative and qualitative researchers, former regulators, industry practitioners, technologists and business strategists – with research and practical experience nationally, regionally and globally.

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