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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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New global COVID-19 FinTech study launches

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, alongside the World Bank and World Economic Forum, launches survey to assess impact of COVID-19 on FinTech industry globally. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, is…

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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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Financial resilience for off-grid solar

Diversification of funding sources is more important than ever say the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and World Bank. By Davinia Cogan, Jonathan Cooney and Dana Rysankova Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.Mike Tyson Sadly,…

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New interactive Bitcoin mining map launched

New mining map by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance provides increased transparency of the industry for investors, policymakers, researchers and general public. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School today (6 May) announced the…

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New report sheds light on financing for off-grid solar

The World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), based at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, have published a joint report that examines a wide range of financing solutions for delivering Off Grid Solar (OGS) electricity…

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Global alternative finance

Benchmarking study by Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance provides worldwide perspective on the $300 billion-plus market. The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) published the first benchmarking study (16 April) to provide a global perspective on the development of the…

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Are cryptocurrencies priced in the cross-section? A portfolio approach

Dr Adelphe Ekponon Most papers, that study determinants of cryptocurrency prices, find no relation to existing market factors. In a work-in-progress, CCFin/CERF Research Associate Adelphe Ekponon and Kassi Assamoi (Liquidity Analyst at MUFG Securities and University of Warwick) examine a…

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Forbes: Mass adoption of AI in financial services expected within two years

According to a global study co-authored by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and the World Economic Forum, artificial intelligence will shift from cost reduction to revenue generation in the financial services industry. The study says that financial services organisations…

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WEF: How AI is shaping financial services

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will shift from cost reduction to revenue generation in the Financial Services industry, according to a new global study co-authored at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The study shows that financial services organisations will move away…

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