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The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance will continue engaging with national governments, supranational institutions, multilateral organisations to inform evidence-based policymaking and regulations.

Our research output will form the basis for, and be captured in, a series of ongoing annual alternative finance industry and benchmarking reports with the primary purpose to provide the best available market data and analysis of the industry for policymakers and regulators globally.

The CCAF’s research, data and findings have been widely cited by government, policy and regulatory bodies and international organisations. It has undertaken an array of commissioned work for regulators and policymakers including the following

  • Commissioned by the UNSGSA and the Monetary Authority of Singapore to produce a report on Early Lessons on Regulatory Innovation to Enable Inclusive FinTech (2019)
  • Commissioned by the World Bank to create a Global Alternative Finance Market Volume Data Portal and conduct the Global Alternative Finance Regulator Survey (2018)
  • Commissioned by the World Bank to produce a report on innovative financing channels and instruments for off-grid solar power (2018)
  • Commissioned by FSD Uganda to produce a report FinTech in Uganda: Implications for Regulations in partnership with MicroSave.
  • Commissioned by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to produce a white paper on Guide to Promoting Financial & Regulatory Innovation (2018)
  • Commissioned by FSD Africa to organise a conference for African regulators on Regulatory Innovation in the Age of FinTech.
  • Commissioned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to conduct collaborative research and provide evidence for the review crowdfunding and P2P lending regulation in the UK (2017)
  • Partnering with the Inter-American Development Bank to review alternative finance market activity in Latin America (2017)
  • Partnering with the Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK), the financial regulator of Indonesia to review the national alternative finance industry and to publish a Bahasa Indonesia language version of the report for the local market (2017)
  • Conducting a review of crowdfunding regulation in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania engaging the Central Banks, Capital Market Authorities and Communications Authorities in the region (2016-2017)
  • Expert Advisor for the UK Department for International Development & Energy4Impact CrowdPower Programme to support crowdfunding for renewable energy across Africa (2016-2017)
  • Expert Advisor for the Monetary Authority of Singapore via the Singapore FinTech Expert Panel (2016-2017)
  • Academic Consultants to the UK Department for Energy & Climate Change to assess potential for crowdfunding for Smart Systems & Heating (2015-2016)
  • Expert Academic Advisor to the European Commission’s Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum (2015-2016)
  • Academic Consultants to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the British Business Bank for the UK alternative finance market (2014)

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