• 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
CIFR announces the funding of 5 new projects
The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is pleased to announce the funding of five new research projects, bringing the total number... More >

Welcome to the Centre for International Finance and Regulation

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is a centre for research and public policy development 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>>

CIFR WORKSHOP Financial System Inquiry III : The Final Report

Sydney, 11 March 2015

CIFR was proud to host a one-day workshop, the final in a series focusing on the Financial System Inquiry, chaired by Mr David Murray AO. CIFR CEO Professor David Gallagher welcomed the participants, who numbered well over 150 and included academics, economists, journalists, lawyers, and regulators.

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Competition Benefits to Consumers – are we there yet?

The benefits to consumers delivered by business competition are well documented. At a broad level, a competitive environment drives prices lower and fosters superior quality, as firms compete for market share. Competition further benefits consumers by fostering greater choice and encouraging innovation, as new entrants endeavour to enter the open markets that are characteristic of a competitive environment.



 Agency Theory and Financial Planning Practice

As ageing baby boomers increasingly assume responsibility for their own financial futures, demand for financial planning and funds management services is set to grow strongly. But are the boomers getting value for the fees they pay? And, is the advice they receive tailored or merely generic? Read More >>

Financial sector regulation - South Africa looks to emulate Australia's 'Twin Peaks' model

Australia has valuable experience of the ‘twin peaks’ regulatory model that South Africa proposes to adopt, and is therefore well positioned to provide insights into the challenges it presents and the various ways in which these challenges might be overcome. Andrew Godwin and Andrew Schmulow from The University of Melbourne used their CIFR research grant to respond to a call for submissions from South Africa’s legislators.



The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) represents a strategic link between academia, financial regulators, policy makers and industry, promoting financial sector vibrancy, resiliency and integrity, through leading research and education.

CIFR receives funding and support from the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, and its industry, university and research centre partners.



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