The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance is forging a cutting-edge, multidisciplinary and collaborative research agenda in alternative finance, which includes financial instruments and channels that emerge outside the traditional financial system. From innovation and regional development to social and cognitive behavioural finance; from issues of reputation and trust, to asset pricing and organisational behaviour, our research agenda on all forms of alternative finance (e.g. crowdfunding, p2p lending and virtual currency) is expansive, innovative and rigorous.

To continue developing its world-leading, state-of-the-art database on alternative finance, the Centre hosts a Global Alternative Finance Data Depository for use and analysis by academic and policy researchers. The CCAF is also a knowledge and activity hub for a diverse range of academic exchanges and policy initiatives through our conference, networking events and fellowship programme.


An interdisciplinary research agenda

Our ambition at CCAF is to establish a world-class interdisciplinary centre for alternative finance and promote cutting-edge research that extends the boundaries of knowledge and engages with the academic community, as well as policymakers, institutions, corporations and industry partners.

A global alternative finance data depository

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance will continue developing and hosting the largest and most comprehensive database on alternative finance anywhere in the world, for use and analysis by academic and policy researchers.

A hub of academic activities in alternative finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance hosts regular academic seminars and workshops on all aspects of alternative finance, involving leading academics in the field as well as pioneering practitioners and thought-leaders from the industry.

Live research surveys

Participate in our studies by completing our research surveys.