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Finance Magnates: Cambridge report: Crypto needs a common language

A new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance says the industry must agree on definitions before regulators can make progress. The lack of such common terminology is a “major impediment” to clear policies in this area, the report…

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Cryptoasset regulation

Lack of standard terminology for cryptoassets hampers global regulatory response, says a new report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The lack of a standard terminology for cryptoassets and the blockchain industry across jurisdictions hampers the development of a…

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Map of cryptoasset wording in various languages

Helping the ‘unbanked’

Enabling inclusive fintech through regulatory innovation is the subject of a new report co-produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School. Fintech can help extend the benefits of financial inclusion to millions of unbanked and…

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Helping the unbanked

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and EY Japan join forces to launch global regtech (regulatory technology) benchmarking survey

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has launched its first survey of regtech (regulatory technology) and suptech (supervisory technology) firms, in partnership with EY Japan and with support from key industry bodies and thought leaders. Fieldwork is now underway…

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Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and EY Japan join forces to launch global RegTech (regulatory technology) benchmarking survey

Corporate governance (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

How have the concepts of corporate governance evolved, and are they fit for purpose in this disruptive era? L-R: Simon Learmount, Shaz Ansari, Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Michael Kitson In this episode, joining podcast host Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International…

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Businessman holding modern buildings with global network connection. Elements of this image are furnished by NASA

The ‘shrinking state’

The state’s role is dwindling in areas ranging from social programmes to regulatory structures, but a lack of uniform data makes it difficult to understand the impact on different national regions, says a new journal article co-authored by Michael Kitson…

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The shrinking state

Important labels

'Categorisation' is key to regulation of new technology platforms, Professor Shahzad Ansari of Cambridge Judge tells the AOM Big Data Conference. The "categorisation" of new technology platforms will be critical as regulators and other policymakers address issues raised by the…

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Important labels

Competition not intervention is key to reducing energy bills

Labour's proposed energy price freeze exposes the need for politicians to be more honest with voters, writes Professor Michael Pollitt of Cambridge Judge Business School. Energy policy has shot to the top of the political agenda in recent months following…

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The corrupting influence of red tape

Far from stamping it out, too much regulation actually encourages corruption, argues Dr Stelios Zyglidopoulos, Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Reader in Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. So what’s the solution? Once in…

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Want to avoid another Rana Plaza? Pay more for your clothes

On the anniversary of the collapse of Bangladeshi garment factory Rana Plaza, in which 1,129 people died, Dr Kamal Munir says the West needs to re-think its addiction to cheap clothing - and the East its attitude to regulation. In…

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