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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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MFin programme students

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

Grant for finance paper

Research paper by Dr Pedro Saffi of Cambridge Judge Business School on short selling and hedge fund activism is awarded a 10,000 euro grant by the Inquire Europe organisation. Dr Pedro Saffi A research paper on the effect of short…

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Grant for finance paper

Code breakers

Islamic banks face new competition such as the introduction of risky derivatives into their markets. An 'identity buffer' makes them more likely to diverge from traditional Islamic codes, says a study by Cambridge Judge academics Maima Aulia Syakhroza, Lionel Paolella…

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a key Islamic finance centre

Debt versus equity

Study co-authored by Professor Raghavendra Rau of Cambridge Judge Business School examines why some firms go public through initial public debt offerings rather than the more publicised initial public offerings of equity. The business-news headlines are often filled with the…

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Composing with different financial symbols and skyscrapers

Masters of finance

Dr Simon Taylor of Cambridge Judge Business School reflects on the lack of sufficient reform in finance since the School's Master of Finance (MFin) degree programme launched in the wake of the financial crisis. Simon Taylor, Faculty (Professor level) in…

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