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Cambridge Business Magazine: African, Middle East alternative finance markets taking time to develop

Alternative finance market in Africa and the Middle East totalled more than $475m between 2013-2015, according to a report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge. “The development trends we have observed in these regions are…

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Financial Times: Professional investors join the crowdfunding party

An FT article on investment and crowdfunding features two people with Cambridge Judge connections - Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Cambridge Judge MBA alumnus and CEO of crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom, and Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.…

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The Africa and Middle East Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

African and Middle East alternative finance markets totaled more than $475 million in 2013-2015, with growth of 59 per cent to $242 million in 2015, says inaugural report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with Energy4Impact, UKAid…

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Crowdfund Insider: 2017 Americas alternative finance industry study

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, has partnered with the Polsky Center and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago again to work on benchmark research on alternative finance market in…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Which do we trust more ‘fin’ or the ‘tech’?

Banks need to address trust issues as they face new digital challenges, says Robert Wardrop, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge. “As attention focuses more and more on privacy and security issues in light…

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Crowdfund Insider: Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance to study blockchain

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) based at Cambridge Judge Business School has announced a new study “Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study” that will focus on blockchain utilisation and development. “We at the CCAF believe that digital currencies as well…

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Digital disruption in banking

Banks may be relatively unaffected so far by digital developments in finance, but that could quickly change owing to the trust factor, argues Robert Wardrop, Executive Director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. Many…

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FT Adviser: FCA to research crowdfunding with Cambridge academics

The UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has teamed up with academics from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge as it tries to untangle the so-called alternative finance sector. Robert Wardrop, executive director at CCAF,…

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Financial Times: FCA asks University of Cambridge to help it understand P2P

The UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has teamed up with academics from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge as it tries to untangle the so-called alternative finance sector. Read the full article [ft.com]  …

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“Sustaining Momentum” – European Alternative Finance Industry Report

The European online alternative finance market grew 92 per cent to €5.4 billion in 2015, according to the second annual survey by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, in partnership with KPMG and supported by CME Group Foundation. Dr Robert…

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