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Centre for International Finance and Regulation

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Centre for International Finance and Regulation

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CIFR

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) was a Centre of Excellence in operation from 2011-2016 to address fundamental issues affecting the Australian financial industry. Now closed, the Centre's output of 148 papers are all available on APO in the Centre for International Finance and Regulation Archive Collection

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Conference paper

19 Dec 2016

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This study compares the effect of the introduction and removal of the Australian Government Wholesale Funding Guarantee Scheme (WGS) on the funding costs and risk taking incentives of authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). This government guarantee was...

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

CIFR’s mission has been to promote the vibrancy, resilience and integrity of the Australian financial system through research, education and engagement.

Between 2012 and 2016 CIFR funded and facilitated the completion of 73 research projects addressing important issues impacting the...

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Research report

30 Nov 2016

This monograph provides a detailed summary of how Australian firms report their financial performance. While applicable standards within Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP) have increasingly restricted the ability to exclude certain components from the calculation of periodic income...

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Working paper

30 Oct 2016

The management of capacity is considered from the perspective of institutional asset owners. How capacity differs across asset classes is outlined. Investment strategies that offer greater capacity are identified. A discussion of capacity management for multi-asset portfolios highlights how...

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Submission

26 Oct 2016

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Productivity Commission inquiry into alternative default models for the superannuation industry. This submission makes a few points, but they are vital:

1. The entity that has the...

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Working paper

30 Sep 2016

This report examines the evaluation of capacity in an investment management context, outlining the key issues and various methods of analysis. We address the following question: “how large can a fund get before it is unable to create additional value for its investors?” In doing so, we frame the...

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Working paper

30 Sep 2016

Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) – small retirement savings funds with four or fewer members – now manage almost one third of retirement savings in Australia, and serve over one million members. The number of SMSFs has increased to more than half a million in two decades. Yet little is...

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Working paper

30 Sep 2016

The number of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) has grown at more than 5% p.a. over the past five years. The net growth rate consists of 7% new SMSFs and 2% closures. More than 570,000 SMSFs now serve over one million members but little is known about the experiences of members. We...

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Working paper

14 Sep 2016

Superannuation fees have come under public scrutiny in recent years with the belief that many are set too high. This report focuses on a sample of Australian superannuation funds to gain a better understanding of the factors that influences the fees that they charge. We examine how fund size,...

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Working paper

03 Sep 2016

We propose a method for global equity fund performance evaluation that extends existing research by addressing both equity and currency factor exposures. Returns in excess of the risk-free rate are decomposed into contributions arising from the market, exposure to six equity and three currency ‘...

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Research report

09 Dec 2016

CIFR’s mission has been to promote the vibrancy, resilience and integrity of the Australian financial system through research, education and engagement.

Between 2012 and 2016 CIFR funded and facilitated the completion of 73 research projects addressing important issues impacting the...

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Submission

31 Aug 2016

Comments on Draft Report: “How to Assess the Competitiveness and Efficiency of the Superannuation System” The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) welcomes the opportunity to provide further input to the Productivity Commission (PC) during Stage 1 of its investigation into the...

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Video interview

14 Aug 2016

Australia’s ‘two strikes’ rule empowers shareholders to vote on a board spill if the compensation report of a public company receives 25% or more dissenting votes for two consecutive years. ‘Say on pay’ legislation has been introduced in several countries but Australia’s version is unique in...

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Video lecture/presentation

04 Aug 2016

Professor Yermack said that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is presently studying whether to convert the exchange to blockchain technology. The aim is to reach a decision in 2017, with the hope of implementation by 2018. If the ASX adopts a blockchain mechanism for the...

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Submission

08 Jul 2016

CIFR congratulates the Federal Government on initiating the Productivity Commission inquiry into the availability and use of public and private sector data by individuals and organisations in Australia. CIFR’s submission is authored by Dr Kingsley Jones, a CIFR Research Fellow, and an expert in...

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Submission

30 Jun 2016

The volume of Australia’s Income Tax Assessment Act (1936) has grown exponentially since its enactment, due to ad hoc annual amendments over many decades. However, the substantive nature of the Act has changed little over the years. The breadth and extent of the changes that have taken place in...

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Submission

05 Apr 2016

We believe that stating the objective for superannuation in isolation is a second-best solution. Income in retirement is supported by the pillars of social security payments (including the age pension), superannuation drawdowns, and assets outside of superannuation (including, most notably,...

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Submission

Video lecture/presentation

30 Mar 2015

CIFR has invested in three high quality FSI Workshops addressing each stage of the Financial System Inquiry.
This submission summarises the key issues discussed at our third FSI Workshop, held at the Westin Hotel in
Sydney on 11 March 2015, and provides feedback on many of the 44...

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Submission

15 Dec 2014

The Government has invited submissions on its Consultation Paper about how it might best achieve improved outcomes from its public investment in research activities.

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is funded by the Commonwealth Treasury and the NSW Government...

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Submission

17 Nov 2014

CIFR is in a position to draw on its capabilities and network to provide independent and objective research and public policy contributions. In this short submission Dr Rob Nicholls addresses certain aspects of the Interim Report with observations and views supported by output from CIFR-funded...

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