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Crowdfund Insider: The University of Cambridge and University of Chicago join forces to launch the 2015 Americas alternative finance benchmarking survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge has joined forces with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth School of Business to launch the first benchmarking survey on alternative finance across North, Central and South…

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Financial Times: Former Merrill banker Bob Wigley hails bitcoin potential

Bob Wigley, fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on bitcoin, saying it could be a potential “leading global payments system.” He said bitcoin has “cost advantages” and is “another way of outsourcing…

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City AM: Alternative finance power list: These are the most influential people in peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding

The European online alternative finance market grew by 144 per cent last year to nearly €3 billion and could top €7 billion in 2015, according to the pan-European benchmarking of alternative finance produced by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at…

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Computer Weekly: Peer-to-peer lenders galore apply for regulatory approval

The number of peer-to-peer lending platforms is growing. Karl Flinders examines the reasons behind this trend. A study by the Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School and professional services organisation EY is cited in the…

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City AM: Alternative finance in Asia

Alternative finance market is growing in Western countries, but what about the East. Harriet Green talks with Robert Wardrop, Executive Director at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, about the forthcoming benchmarking research that will examine the alternative finance market…

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Alternative finance: all grown up and coming to a business near you

One of the less predictable consequences of the financial crisis has been the growth of alternative finance providers, particularly online platforms. These services have become more popular in part because of the regulatory constraints imposed upon mainstream financial providers in…

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City AM: Alternative finance powerlist: These are the most influential people in peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding

The European online alternative finance market grew by 144 per cent last year to nearly €3 billion and could top €7 billion in 2015, according to the pan-European benchmarking of alternative finance produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance…

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CNBC: Will Asia see the next crowdfunding gold rush?

As businesses seek out new ways to raise money, venture capitalists could start to fund some early stage businesses through crowdsourcing rather than relying on institutional investors, according to the latest research. "The percentage of early stage seed deals funded…

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Financial Times: Sports look for new tactics to raise cash from fans

Sports clubs are turning to fans for new finance developments, writes Malcolm Moore in the FT. For sport clubs it can be tricky to get a loan from bank as there is "a level of reputational risk," says Robert Wardrop,…

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Global Finance: Shadow banking: the future of banking?

Tiziana Barghini looks at the alternative finance market and reasons for its exponential growth. According to a study by the new Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the European alternative finance market grew 144…

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