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Finextra: CCAF, World Bank, World Economic Forum launch second Covid-19 fintech impact study

The survey is aiming to collect information and from firms globally to gain insights into fintech performance during coronavirus pandemic. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), explains: “Our previous Rapid Assessment Study provided a…

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Social mission

Professor Muhammad Yunus, who won a Nobel Prize for pioneering microcredit in Bangladesh, tells the CJBS Perspectives video series on leadership about how he was inspired to provide financial services to the excluded. Professor Muhammad Yunus, who won the Nobel…

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Fund management

Diversity in the asset management industry improves perspective and decision making, Hanneke Smits, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, says in a Cambridge Judge Business School interview. The investment management sector needs to broaden its recruitment intake and ensure that…

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Business Weekly: Cambridge-Singapore alliance to speed fintech research and commercialisation

New research agreement signed by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research & Education in Singapore (Cambridge CARES) establishes an Asia-Pacific-focused collaboration for the acceleration of tech-enabled…

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World Economic Forum: COVID-19 spurred a rise in FinTech. Now regulators are catching up.

A study co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge reveals impact of Covid-19 on financial regulators. The study jointly conducted with the World Bank “demonstrates that Covid-19 has moved fintech up the regulatory agenda, with financial…

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Banking fightback?

Banks can ensure their relevance by creating a federated bank ID that serves as a 'digital passport' throughout the economy, says article co-authored by Professor Stelios Kavadias of Cambridge Judge Business School.  Banks are now deeply threatened by tech platforms but can ensure their relevance by creating a…

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Fixed-income venture

Cambridge Enterprise leads strategic funding round for startup Bond180, which was launched by three Cambridge MBA graduates.  Bond180, a  provider of technology solutions for fixed-income markets launched by three Cambridge MBA graduates, announced completion of a strategic funding round involving follow-on investment from…

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Regulatory dilemma

Policymakers face a big test on whether to support fintechs given increased competition from big tech and incumbent banks says Dr Robert Wardrop, in a webinar for the What's Next? How to Survive and Thrive in a Post COVID-19 World…

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Fenni Kang shortlisted for Women in Banking and Finance award

Executive MBA (EMBA) alumna Fenni Kang recognised in shortlist for WIBF Tech Star Award 2020. Desk Strategy Quantitative Analyst Fenni Kang (EMBA 2018) has been shortlisted for the 2020 WIBF Tech Star Award. The WIBF Tech Star Award celebrates outstanding…

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Report highlights opportunities for financial innovation in Western Balkans

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, working with World Bank, identifies regulatory frameworks as key to unlocking potential of innovative financial services for consumers and MSMEs A joint report from the World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF),…

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