• 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
Financial System Inquiry
CALL FOR PROPOSALS - CIFR is calling for research proposals that directly examine the issues and recommendations identified in the FSI Final Report. A... 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>>

Boosting the commercial returns from research

CIFR’s submission - December 2014

CIFR has put forward a submission that reflects its experience as a consortium organisation in bridging the gaps between academia, regulators and the private sector. In this submission, CIFR makes six specific proposals, and proposes a model for financial services research collaboration across the agency, industry, and government sectors. Read more >>

CIFR SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOPS: Competition Law and Policy in Australia - the next two decades

Sydney, 25 November 2014

CIFR was proud to host a one-day symposium on the outlook for competition law and policy in Australia. Competition is a subject of current topical interest, ahead of the scheduled release in March 2015 of the Competition Policy Review, chaired by Professor Ian Harper.
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CIFR / CMCRC Honours Scholarship Program
Young Researchers' Presentation Morning and Information Session

Sydney, 20 November 2014

Hosted by KPMG, the Young Researchers’ Presentation Morning showcased the excellent research that a number of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) and Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) honours scholarship recipients completed in their honours year.
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Research Spotlight: Are Funds True to Label?

Matching Qualitative and Quantitative Information

When investors sign up with a portfolio manager, they have an informed expectation regarding how the manager operates and the nature of the service they might receive. However, are these expectations universally met? This study,examines whether Australian equity fund managers adhere to their stated portfolio constraints in terms of stock holdings, portfolio concentration, and degree of trading.Read more>>


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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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