Presentation of the Key Findings of the CCAF's 2nd Global Alternative Finance Market Benchmarking Study
30 June 2021
Time:toBST ( GMT)
12 : 30
14 : 30
Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance will hold a webinar presenting the key findings from the 2nd Global Alternative Finance Market Benchmarking Study, supported by Invesco and with foundational funding from the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office and the Inter-American Development Bank, covering the Digital Lending and Capital Raising FinTech sector activity for 2019 and 2020.
This study gathered primary data from firms in over 175 countries and accounts for 1,801 firm-level observations in 2019 and 1,660 in 2020. By collecting firm-level data for both years, this research aims to review the impact of significant changes in the industry since the publication of the 1st Global Alternative Finance Benchmarking Study, provide novel insights into the state of the industry and the challenges faced both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In particular, this study examines if COVID-19 had impacted lending and capital raising transaction volumes and growth in ways which deviated from historical trends. And where such deviations exist, if these changes have been felt uniformly across the globe or if there has been market bifurcation at a regional or business model level.
Following the presentation of findings, a panel discussion will bring together guest speakers from platforms, industry associations and other relevant stakeholders to discuss the significance of the research.