These reports have a focus on UK markets but several have been established with a global view. The Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in the UK produces regular reports on the alternative financial markets. It is an international interdisciplinary academic research institute the covers financial channels and instruments that emerge outside of the traditional financial system. This includes online 'marketplaces' such as equity- and reward-based crowdfunding, peer-to-peer consumer/business lending, and third-party payment platforms. Alternative financial instruments that the research reviews range from private placements and alternative currencies like cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.
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