The Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) facilitates industry-relevant, rigorous research and independent commentaryDrawing on expertise from academia, industry and government, ACFS promotes thought leadership in the financial sector.
As specialists in leading edge finance and investment research, ACFS aims to boost the global credentials of Australia’s finance industry, bridging the gap between research and industry, and supporting Australia as an international centre for finance practice, research and education.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The role of independent research bodies such as the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) will be critical to the current review of Australia’s financial system.

David Murray, the former chairman of the Future Fund who is heading the Financial System Inquiry (FSI), told the launch of Stage 2 of the ACFS’s Funding Australia's Future project in Sydney last night that much of its...

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Friday, 20 December 2013

The appointment of Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS), to the inquiry into Australia’s financial system is due recognition for his thought leadership in the financial services sector, says ACFS Executive Director Deborah Ralston. Ralston says: “The Centre is delighted with Kevin’s appointment. Throughout his academic career Kevin has...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Government backed bank deposit insurance schemes have been globally accepted as a means for promoting financial stability and protecting deposits of households unable to assess bank default risk. Australia’s deposit insurance scheme, the Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) which was introduced subsequent to the onset of the Global Financial Crisis, has been somewhat unique by international standards...

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