• 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 Research Project

Financial System Regulation- is Australia's "Twin Peaks" Approach a Model for China? - E018
Area of Interest: Market and Regulatory Performance  Lead Institution: University of Melbourne
Assessment Round: April 2013  Completion Date: 2014
Project Summary

The Global Financial Crisis and its fallout have tested the integrity and resilience of regulatory frameworks in respect of financial services and have led to significant reforms to those frameworks around the world. As financial institutions and the financial markets in China become more integrated and sophisticated, it is likely that China will need to re-consider its approach to financial regulation and review developments in other markets. Inevitably, its attention will turn to the models and reforms introduced in markets such as the United Kingdom and the United States. In this research project, we propose to consider the extent to which Australia's "twin peaks" approach to financial services regulation provides a model for reform in China. Although the focus is on China, it is expected that the findings will also be relevant to other emerging markets in Asia.

Team Leader:
Mr Andrew Godwin | Senior Law Lecturer, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Professor Guo Li | Professor, Peking University Law School, Peking University
Professor Ian Ramsay | Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law, Director of the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
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