• 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
Globalisation carries risk of financial shock transmission - CIFR
A new study from the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) shows that the globalisation of the financial markets presents a risk of f... 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>>

 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.

MySuper: A stage in Evolutionary Process

CIFR has released a working paper arising under project SUP002, which examines the design of default superannuation funds in Australia. Titled “MySuper: A Stage in an Evolutionary Process”, the paper reports findings from interviewing 28 executives from 20 superannuation providers about how their organisations responded to the MySuper regulatory framework for default funds

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 >>



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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