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Participate in The 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

Alternative Survey

There’s still time to participate in The 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey. The deadline is March, 15. Orchard believes that by participating in this high-profile and high-impact research, originators can help broaden and deepen coverage of our fast-changing industry and is supporting the survey as a key research partner for the second year.

Data is being collected jointly by the Polsky Center and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Your platform will be prominently acknowledged and thanked in the report with logo displayed. Your data will only be analyzed and presented in aggregate format by country and model. No individual platform’s data is therefore divulged. After the survey is completed, data that you submit will be encrypted and stored safely to ensure continued anonymity and confidentiality.

The report is one of a series, which include the global benchmarking for alternative finance activity in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the United Kingdom produced by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance and its research partners.

Past reports published in 2016 have received immense policy attention (e.g. by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve, the UK Financial Control Authority, the Bank of England, the European Commission and the World Bank), as well as more than 200 mainstream media citations globally from outlets such as The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNBC, The Economist and Bloomberg.


Here are the steps we recommend for finishing this year’s survey:

1) Review a copy of the survey questions to help in gathering information.
PDF of the Questions

2) Submit your answers confidentially to them through their online survey.
Complete the Survey

3) Send them your logo (a high-resolution version), if you would like it included in the final, public report on summary trends to be published in May 2017.

If you have any additional questions about the survey or Orchard’s participation in it, feel free to reach out to us at