The Australian Centre for Financial Studies is an independent research centre that provides thought leadership on issues of concern for the financial sector and the broader community.
ACFS, which is part of Monash Business School, facilitates industry-relevant, rigorous research and independent commentary by drawing on expertise from academia, industry and government. Our research is accessible, evidence-based and independent, and aims to inform public policy, community debate and industry practice.
In addition to our research, ACFS acts as a platform for collaboration by experts across academia, industry and government. Through this, ACFS supports Australia as an international centre for finance practice, research and education. One of the current major research projects is “Financial Integration in Asia” that will assess the implications of Asia’s rise for the financial services industry throughout the region. China’s continued financial reform and opening is a major area of investigation in the project. Other ongoing projects include the Australian Equities Database, the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, the CSIRO-Melbourne Superannuation Research Cluster and Funding Australia’s Future.