About Us

The formation of a rich network of diverse collaborators – all committed to the development of a common standard for financial regulatory content and its dissemination on an open access platform – is essential to the success and long-term sustainability of the Regulatory Genome.

Regulators that are willing to validate and refine taxonomies to enable effective benchmarking across jurisdictions globally; financial service industry leaders committed to serving the needs of their customers in an ever-changing international regulatory environment; applications developers keen to deploy their unique skillset to innovate and harness the potential of the Genome’s content; and world-leading researchers from the University of Cambridge with interdisciplinary knowledge and experience of financial regulation, economic innovation, digital technology, and machine-learning and language science.

Through the next stage of the RGP’s development, we will expand our network of collaborators to accelerate delivery of the extraordinary vision and leadership of the Project’s foundational partners.

Regulatory Genome University of Cambridge

Driven by its mission to “create and transfer knowledge addressing emergent gaps in the financial sector that supports evidence-based decision-making”, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) is the largest research centre at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Established in 2015, the CCAF has approximately 40 full-time staff and researchers and is dedicated to the study of technology-enabled and innovative instruments, channels, and systems emerging outside of traditional finance. The Centre has published 40 high-impact industry and regulatory research reports and surveyed more than 4,500 FinTech firms in over 185 countries. The CCAF has also collaborated with more than 120 regulatory authorities and central banks worldwide on regulatory research. Through its Cambridge FinTech and Regulatory Innovation (CFTRI) online education programme, the Centre has successfully delivered online capacity building and education to more than 400 regulators and central bankers from 150 institutions based in 100+ countries. The CCAF is now deepening its regional research activities with embedded CCAF-funded teams on the ground in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) , the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the Asia-Pacific Region (APAC) through the establishment of its Cambridge Alternative Finance Collaboration Network (CAFCN), a cross-regional and multi-sectoral knowledge network.

Regulatory Genome University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Centre for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) brings together researchers and expertise from across the academic departments and industry to drive research into the analysis, understanding and use of data science.

The Centre is funded by a series of collaborations with partners in business and industry which have an interest in using data science for the benefit of their customers and their organisations. Our founding partner is Aviva, the UK’s leading insurance company. We work with industrial partners to build a portfolio of collaborative research projects, provide professional development opportunities for their own staff and access to the full breadth and depth of the University’s talent pool in the area of data science.