CPAmerica International Sponsors Alternative Finance in the Americas Study

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CPAmerica International, an accounting association of independent certified public accounting firms, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey, led by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Our sponsorship in this emerging industry strategically positions our member firms in this growing niche.

CPAmerica International, an accounting association of independent certified public accounting firms, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey, led by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

This survey will be the first comprehensive and empirical assessment of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending (marketplace lending) and other forms of alternative finance across North, Central and South America.

Alternative finance is experiencing rapid growth in the Americas. This study will assess the activities of equity- and reward-based crowdfunding, peer-to-peer consumer and business lending (i.e. Marketplace Lending) and invoice trading, which are directly connecting lenders to borrowers, raising venture capital for start-ups, funding the creative industries and creating new ways for individuals and institutions to control how and to whom money is distributed, lent and invested.

“Our sponsorship in this emerging industry strategically positions our member firms in this growing niche,” said Alan Deichler, president of CPAmerica.

Along with CPAmerica, this survey is supported by the IDB, BDC, KPMG and a number of highly influential industry research partners. Major alternative finance industry associations and organizations in the United States, Canada and across Central and South America are helping to make this ground-breaking research possible, with Crowdfund Insider as the research media partner.

The results of the 2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey will be published in early 2016 and will be available for free to the public.

About CPAmerica International:
CPAmerica International is an accounting association of independent, CPA firms that provides practice management support, continuing education, marketing, online services and other programs for the improvement of its member firms. As a member of Crowe Horwath International, the association has more than 670 offices worldwide, and combined firm revenues of the alliance of more than $3 billion. Learn more about CPAmerica on the CPAmerica blog, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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