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Crowdfund Insider: New partnership for Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) at Cambridge Judge Business School has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to launch a research project addressing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in financial services. Bryan Zhang, Executive Director of the CCAF, said:…

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‘Deep thought’ on Libra

Size and scale of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency poses "questions for society and government", a top Financial Conduct Authority tells the annual conference of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of the FCA delivering his keynote address.…

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Christopher Woolard, Executive Director of the FCA delivering his keynote address.

Shadow pills and visible value

Dr Scott B. Guernsey The "poison pill" (formally known as a "shareholder rights plan") has a long and contentious history in the United States as a tactic to deter takeovers.[1] While details can vary across different implementations, the key defensive…

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Poison pills stamped with a skull and crossbones.

The ‘carry’ trade

The carry strategy in foreign exchange markets generates positive average returns over the long run, but it can experience losses when there are shifts from fixed to floating currency regimes, finds a new study co-authored by Dr David Chambers of…

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EXAME: The days when we interact with a human in the bank are disappearing quickly

An interview with Dr Robert Wardrop, Co-founder and Director of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, where he discusses how technology is changing the finance sector and what the future looks like for banks. "The biggest threats to banks are players…

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Alternative finance in Europe

In 2017, the alternative finance market throughout Europe (including the UK) grew by 36 per cent to €10.44 billion, predominantly in the UK, according to the 4th European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report from the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at…

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Shifting Paradigms: The Fourth European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report

Keeping secrets from creditors

Dr Scott B. Guernsey As described in the article "The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Review", published in the Journal of Economic Literature by Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley), Christian Helmers (Santa Clara University), Mark Rogers…

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Company liquidation concept. File and tabs with the words insolvency, creditors and debts.

Brexit: investor paranoia and the financing cost of firms

Financial markets faced a bumpy ride in 2018. The Financial Times report that global bond and equity markets shrank $5tn last year. Two major risks have been disrupting the markets during the past year: US-China trade dispute and Brexit. The…

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Ten reasons why the Cambridge MFin is the next step in your finance career

In the tenth year of the Cambridge Master of Finance Programme, we look at the top ten reasons why finance professionals should choose our leading programme... Learn alongside like-minded professionalsThe Cambridge Master of Finance programme is for experts already in…

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5th UK Alternative Finance Report

The UK online alternative finance market volume grew by 35 per cent in 2017, to £6.2 billion (from £4.6 billion in 2016), as peer-to-peer business lending became an increasingly important part of overall financing of smaller British businesses, according to…

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5th UK Alternative Finance Report