Alternative finance market in robust health, despite CAMFI indicating slight downturn

Crowdfunding and marketplace finance industry entering slight summer downturn, despite showing signs of long term growth

29 August 2017, London - The world’s first global Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI) shows that the industry exhibited a slight downturn in July, dropping from 94.11 in June to 90.32 in July.*

CAMFI, a joint venture between crowdfunding analytics company, TAB, Zhejiang University AIF as academic adviser, Hangzhou JZTData Science and Technology Co., Ltd and BBD UK, educates public bodies, financial analysts, academics, SMEs and corporates, on the strength of the online finance industry. It provides a single point of reference for all participants in alternative finance who want to quickly and easily check the health of the market.

The INDEX is constructed using three main attributes that measure the market’s Scale (market volume), Efficiency (financing rate), and Transparency (information disclosure). It comprises of three component indices: Debt Sub-Index, Equity Sub-Index, and Reward Sub-Index, which together reflect the development of the global industry.
Key points

● The global crowdfunding and marketplace finance industry exhibited a slight downturn in July
● Segment-wise, the Reward Sub-Index was the major cause of the July decline
● Attribute-wise, the main declining driver was the market Scale measures
● Industry Scale continued to shrink, most evidently in the Reward segment
● Industry Efficiency improved significantly, with both Debt and Reward segments demonstrating growth
● Industry Transparency underwent no noticeable changes
● Debt has stayed relatively stable, which is expected given it is such a large and diverse market
● Equity has seen had a significant downturn in trading
● Rewards has had the biggest downturn, with significantly fewer campaigns, backers and amounts of money raised for each campaign during the July period

Speaking of the slight downturn, Emily Mackay, CEO of TAB, comments: “With the holiday season beginning it is not unexpected that June and July would be lighter months than May (which saw a grading of 101.49), with raises slowing up across the globe and in the northern hemisphere particularly. This also fits with the wider global economic picture.”

Despite the slight downturn demonstrated in June and July, data from TAB shows that the industry is growing rapidly year on year:

● In 2014, campaigners in the UK raised over $2 billion via crowdfunding platforms. In 2016, they raised over $3.96 billion.
● China is demonstrating huge growth, with companies raising $134 million via crowdfunding platforms in 2014. In 2016, they raised $2billion.
● France is also seeing significant growth, with companies raising $70 million in 2014, and $159 million in 2017 to date.
● In 2014, companies raised $5.4 billion in debt finance globally, increasing to $12.7 billion in 2016.
● In 2014, companies raised $345 million in equity finance globally, increasing to $766 million in 2017 to date.
● Rewards finance raised via crowdfunding globally has increased from $680 million in 2014 to $1.1 billion in 2016.
● The Real Estate industry raised $1.2 billion via crowdfunding in 2014. In 2016, it raised to $3.8 billion.
● The Capital Goods industry raised $751 million in 2014. This year to date, it has raised $1.4 billion.

Mackay continues: “Despite the slight downturn, the long-term health of the alternative finance market is looking very strong. While the UK and US have traditionally been the biggest players in the space to date, we are seeing huge growth across regions including China, Japan, France and Italy. We expect the growth of the last three years to accelerate over the next three.”

* CAMFI and its sub-indices fluctuate at around 100; more than 100 shows that the industry is in a state of health and expansion, less than 100 shows that the industry is in a state of contraction. The greater the index measure for the month, the greater the degree of health expansion of the industry.
For further information, please contact

Luo Dan
Tel. +86-571-88208901
Hangzhou JZTData Science and Technology Co., Ltd
Mao Qingqing
Tel. +86-571-87209876

Tom Farthing
Tel. +44(0)207 580 6502
Email BBD UK
Helen Wang
Tel: +44 (0) 750 261 8881

About AIF
Academy of Internet Finance (AIF), Zhejiang University is headquartered in Hangzhou, one of the foremost fintech hubs in China and the world. The first, and broadest, interdisciplinary research institute of its kind in China, AIF boasts the unrivaled connectivity with industry and government authorities. It has served as the founding presidency of Zhejiang Association of Internet Finance, alongside Ant Financial, a global fintech leader. Since its inception in 2015, AIF has taken a global perspective with its academic boards as among the most international of its kind with members hailing from leading institutions in China and abroad. AIF SiNai Lab specializes in research and development of index products across a wide range of sectors, providing valuable insights for industry, government and academia. AIF Marketplace Lending Lab aims to take full advantage of its interdisciplinary nature to focus on the Marketplace lending industry worldwide, and provides fundamental data and decision reference for players, supervisors and consumers..
Hangzhou JZTData Science and Technology Co., Ltd
Hangzhou JZTDATA Co., Ltd. is a high-tech company based on large financial data and artificial intelligence. Since 2014, JZTDATA has accumulated a large amount of data from more than 10,000 platforms including Internet finance platforms, Crowdfunding platforms, banking institutions and Internet insurance platforms. Also, JZTDATA has collected information from more than 35000 related business, 1 million financial products and 10 million related news. Based on big data and artificial intelligence algorithms, JZTDATA develops series of products to solve three major problems including financial risk control, potential customer finding and efficiency boosting. There are "international crowdfunding index" product (released by Xinhua News Agency and Reuters), JZTDATA official website (, JZTDATA APP, JZTDATA WeChat official accounts, etc. Those products from JZTDATA aim to help financial regulators on in-depth industry analysis and risk management, to give financial investors advices with one-stop services, to mine potential users for new financial management platforms, and to provide data services for financial agencies.

About TAB
TAB interprets billions of financial data points from thousands of crowdfunding and P2P platforms globally every day allowing you to identify new opportunities and make better decisions within a disruptive asset class. We cover high growth debt, equity, rewards and other platform types across all geographies. TAB delivers powerful deal-level granularity and micro-to-macro analytics capabilities via TAB Dashboard, Data, API and Consulting services.

About BBD UK
BBD UK is a leading big data solutions provider, committed to the development of big data technology finance solutions for institutional investors, banks, service providers and policy and regulations department. BBD provides accurate and timely data analysis tools. Focusing on the new economy, through dynamic adjustment to make, credit ratings, risk pricing and economic indicators in four steps, BBD provides large data services from micro to macro.
Copyright Notice
Crowdfunding and Marketplace Finance Index (CAMFI), is academically guided by Zhejiang University AIF, which is jointly launched and owned by Hangzhou Linghao science and technology co. (JZTData), TAB U.K., and BBD UK. CAMFI will be released in London and Hangzhou simultaneously for the first time in July 24, 2017. After which we will release the previous month's index on the 24th of the succeeding month.

Rédigé par Emily Mackay, CEO of TAB le Mardi 29 Août 2017 à 12:11 | Lu 2715 fois
Emily Mackay, CEO of TAB

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