• University of New South Wales
  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Capital Markets
  • Sirca
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • KPMG
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Macquarie
  • Australian Government - Treasury
  • New South Wales Goverment
The Future of Financial Regulation - a series of interviews
In a series of 8 interviews, Professor Justin O'Brien discusses the future of financial regulation with Industry experts on a recent visit to the Span... More >

Welcome to the Centre for International Finance and Regulation

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is a centre for research and education in the financial sector. It brings together leading Australian universities, research centres and financial organisations to assist the financial sector, government and regulators to meet emerging challenges and opportunities locally, regionally and internationally.  Sponsored by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, comprising a consortium of universities and associates, CIFR focuses on financial market developments and financial system regulation. more>>

Highlights CIFR Symposium: Market and Regulatory Performance Stream

Sydney, 17 July 2014

On 17 July 2014, the NSW Department of Trade & Investment (NSW DTI) hosted the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) Symposium on the topic: ‘Market and Regulatory Performance’. The Symposium was opened by Mr Tom Durick, Senior Manager, Business Advisory & Industry Development, NSW DTI, and Mr Peter Mason AM, Chairman of CIFR, who highlighted CIFR’s important role in helping promote the vibrancy, resilience and integrity of the Australian financial system. Read More >>

CIFR Submission to the Financial System Inquiry

Sydney, 07 July 2014

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) was delighted to host the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) Workshop at Sydney’s Westin Hotel on 7 May 2014. This report brings together a variety of outputs from the Workshop, including summaries of all of the presentations, copies of the speakers’ presentations, photos and video footage. This document is a formal submission to the Financial System Inquiry from the Centre for International Finance and Regulation. Read More >>




Loan-loss provisioning practices of Australian banks

Presented at the CIFR Symposium on 17 July 2014


New research funded by CIFR and undertaken by Dr. Cummings and Dr. Kassim Durrani from Macquarie University shows how forward-looking loan-provisioning practices have helped Australian banks prepare for higher capital adequacy requirements under Basel III. Read more >>


CIFR Workshop: Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

CIFR was pleased to present a half-day workshop to a delegation of officers from the Thailand Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which was hosted by the NSW Government Department of Trade and Investment in Sydney. Read more >>

The Superannuation System and its Regulation:

Views from Fund Executives

CIFR has released a working paper summarizing views on the superannuation system and its regulation collected during 20 interviews involving 27 fund executives over a six-month period to May 2014. The paper is in an initial output under CIFR Project SUP002, which examines the structure and effectiveness of default superannuation.Read more >>


CIFR is a $41m Centre, supported by a consortium, including the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, representing a strategic link between academia, financial regulators, policy makers and industry, promoting financial market developments, best practice policy and regulatory responses, through leading research and education.


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