• 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 Researcher Presents Initial Findings on Implications of The Chinese AML to Bank Mergers
"Competition analysis itself is unlikely to play a large part in the consideration of Bank Mergers in China" Associate Professor Deborah Healey sugges... 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>>

CIFR Documentary - Crashing Ashore:
Scandal and the Future of Finacial Regulation

Ongoing investigations into market conduct scandals such as the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate and global FX markets, however, highlight the political risks associated with the development of capital markets. In advance of the Rio conference, CIFR Researcher, Professor Justin O'Brien reports from Brazil on the future of financial regulation.
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CIFR Round 2 Submission to the Financial System Inquiry

Following CIFR’s Financial System Inquiry (FSI) Workshop II at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel on 21 August 2014, CIFR provided the FSI with a pack containing copies of speakers’ presentations and other materials discussed during the Workshop, as well as a formal submission to the FSI.  These documents are provided below.  Read More >>

Highlights CIFR WORKSHOP II: Financial System Inquiry - The Interim Report

Sydney, 21 August 2014

Following our first workshop, which focused on the terms of reference for, and  the submissions to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI), CIFR's FSI Workshop II focused on the FSI's Interim Report. Following the opening address by the Chair of the FSI, David Murray AO, the Workshop featured responses by leading academic and industry experts, addressing the 9 major topics covered in the report. Read 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 >>


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 >>



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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