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Robert Wardrop

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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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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Real Business: While smaller than the industry in the UK, alternative finance in Europe cannot be ignored

The new report by Cambridge Judge Business School and EY found that the European online alternative finance market grew by 144% last year to nearly €3b and could top €7b in 2015. Robert Wardrop, executive director of the Centre for…

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Crowdfund Insider: Investor & Cambridge research fellow Robert Wardrop elucidates alternative finance’s complexities and societal differences’ effect on markets

In the interview, Robert Wardrop, Executive Director of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, talks about his career, alternative finance and women in crowdfunding as well as the results of the report Moving Mainstream: The European…

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The Economist: Home is where the capital is

Germans are wary savers and investors, shunning houses, stocks and corporate bonds in favour of low-yielding savings accounts and stingy private pension plans. But even Germans are chafing at the euro zone's ultra-low interest rates. Many of them are turning…

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