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Melbourne Centre Activities 2010


MCFS Events Policy
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MCFS has demonstrated its value to the financial services sector through its involvement in developing and hosting many value-adding activities. These include:


Upcoming Events

  30 Sep - 1 Oct 2010 MCFS-Finsia Banking & Finance Conference 2010
The annual Banking & Finance Conference serves as an interface between academics and professionals in the banking and financial services industry. The conference features keynote speakers and senior finance industry practitioners, as well as the latest peer reviewed academic research papers, "prac-ac" panels and workshops.

Speakers:
  • Alex Frino, Professor of Finance, USYD; CEO, Capital Markets CRC
  • Ben Gray, Partner & Head of AU and NZ, TPG Capital
  • Stephen Gray, Professor of Finance, UQ Business School, University of Queensland
  • Mark Joiner, Executive Director Finance, NAB
  • Colin Nicol, Partner, McGrathNicol
  • Don Russell, Chairman, State Super
  • Justin Wood, CEO (Former), Barclays Global International Australia
    :: Conference program [Preliminary]
    NEW
    :: Conference Enquiries

    Submissions of papers by academics and practitioners are invited for presentation at conference.
    :: Submit a research paper via SSRN
    [Deadline: 19 July] NEW
    :: More information on call for papers

  •   3 Aug 2010 MCFS-Finsia Consumer Finance Symposium 2010
    Annually, the Consumer Finance Symposium provides a useful platform for academics, industry and policy makers to make a valuable and informative contribution in a variety of areas relating to consumer finance. This year, the symposium is focused on achieving financial wellbeing in retirement. The symposium will address important public policy issues impacting financial wellbeing in retirement including longevity risk and post-retirement income streams as well as the opportunities for financial advisers, superannuation funds and product providers. The symposium format involves a series of presentations, "prac-ac" workshops and panel discussions from selected academic, regulatory and policy centre working papers.

    Speakers and topics include:


    Finsia Morning Program
  • The Hon. Justine Elliot MP, Minister for Ageing
  • Dr Martin Fahy, CEO, Finsia
  • Benedict Davies, National Technical Adviser, UniSuper Management
  • Pauline Taylor, Finance and Economics Adviser
  • Sara Harman, Senior Investment Advisor, Novus Capital Limited
  • Andrew Robertson, Head of Longevity Solutions, Macquarie Funds Management Group
  • John Evans, Associate Professor, UNSW
  • Jeremy Cooper, Chair, Super System Review

    MCFS Afternoon Academic and Research Policy Workshop
  • Professor Michael E. Drew, Managing Director, QIC Lifecycle Strategies
  • Dr Carsten Murawski, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
  • Rachel Lane, Executive Manager, Aged Care Solutions, Colonial First State Investments Limited
  • David Williams, CEO, MyLongevity
  • Profs Deborah Ralston and Kevin Davis, MCFS

  • Time: 7am - 4:30pm
    Venue: Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne
    :: Symposium Program and Registration
    :: Enquiries
    :: Finsia Website

    Past Events (2010)

      23 Jun 2010 Australian and International Retirement Systems, Issues and Solutions
    MCFS, in partnership with NATSEM and the University of Canberra, presents an event that examines the pressures facing the Australian retirement system, the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian system on an international comparative basis, and considers the way forward from public policy and superannuation industry perspectives.


    Speakers:
  • Dr Simon Kelly, Director, KELLYresearch; Adjunct Associate Professor & former Principal Research Fellow at NATSEM
  • Dr David Knox, Worldwide Partner, Mercer
  • Andrew Podger, Consultant; National President, Institute of Public Administration Australia & Adjunct Professor, Australian National University
  • Howard Pender, Executive Director, Australian Ethical Investment and Superannuation

  • Time: 8 - 11:30am
    Venue: Old Parliament House, Members Dining Room, Canberra
    :: Event details and Registration form
    :: View Presentation NEW

      7 June 2010 MCFS Finance Forum Series: Insurance Regulatory and Supervisory Developments - the International Perspective
    Speaker: Craig Thorburn, Actuary & Insurance Market Expert, World Bank
    Time: 6 - 7:30pm
    Venue: TBA, Melbourne
    :: Event details and Registration
    :: Download Presentation
    NEW

      30 May - 1 Jun 2010 MCFS Melbourne Money and Finance Conference 2010
    Generously sponsored by ANZ, APRA, Commonweath Bank, NAB, Reserve Bank of Australia
    Topic: Assessing the Impact of Changes in Financial Regulation
    :: Download Program
    The Annual Melbourne Money and Finance Conference is an invitation only event held under Chatham House rules where 60-70 attendees from academia, industry and government discuss issues raised by the papers presented. Papers from the conference will be made available on this website after the conference.
    :: Conference papers
    NEW


      26 May 2010 MCFS Finance Forum Series: Bank Capital Adequacy - Where to now?
    Speaker: Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    Time: 12:15 - 2pm
    Venue: TBA, Melbourne
    :: Event details and Registration


      12 May 2010 (Mel); 13 May 2010 (Syd) MCFS Boardroom Luncheon Briefing: The state of the US economy and global implications
    Speaker: Dr Martin Feldstein, George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and the president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research
    [Invitation Only event]
    Venue: 12 May - Melbourne; 13 May - Sydney
    :: Event details for Melbourne

    :: Event details for Sydney

      7 May 2010 MCFS Finance Forum Series: Regulation of Managed Investments: Lessons from the Great Southern Failure
    Speaker: Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    Time: 12:15 - 2pm
    Venue: Thomson Reuters Markets, Melbourne
    :: Event details and Registration



      27 Apr 2010 MCFS Seminar Series: Understanding Corporate Defaults - The Z-Metrics Methodology For Estimating Company Credit Ratings and Default Risk Probabilities
    Generously sponsored by Ernst & Young
    Speaker: Dr. Ed Altman, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, NYU
    Time: 12:15 - 2pm
    Venue: Ernst & Young, Melbourne
    :: More information
    BOOKED OUT

      7 - 9 Apr 2010 La Trobe University: Finance and Corporate Governance Conference
    Venue: RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
    :: Full conference program
    :: Conference Registration (including dinner 8 April)

    MCFS presents 2 afternoon forums on
    Thursday 8 April at the inaugural La Trobe University: Finance and Corporate Governance Conference.

    Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm
    Forum I : Governance and Regulation of Financial Institutions: Emerging Trends
    Sponsored by Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
    Chair: Robert Johanson, Chairman, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd
    Speakers:
  • Dr Bob Edgar, Company Director, Former Deputy CEO, ANZ Bank
  • Wayne Byres, Executive General Manager, Diversified Institutions Division, APRA
  • Professor Ian Harper, Access Economics
  • Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    :: Register for Bank Regulation Session


    Time: 4.00 - 5.30pm
    Forum II : Boutique Funds Management
    Sponsored by AFM Investment Partners
    Chair: Syd Bone, Chairman, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    Speakers:
  • Graham Reeve, Managing Director, The Myer Family Office Ltd
  • Bruce Bell, Group Executive Chairman & Chief Investment Officer, Bellwether Partners Ltd
  • Adrian DiMattina, Founding Principal, S.G. Hiscock & Co.
  • Arthur Apted, Executive Chairman, Sustainable Agriculture Fund
  • John Donovan, Managing Director, AFM Investment Partners Ltd
  • :: Register for Boutique Funds Management Session


      1 Mar 2010

    Melbourne Financial Services Symposium (MFSS2010)
    Date: Monday, 1 March 2010
    Theme: Global Investing - growing the business in the new environment
    Platinum Sponsors:

                                  NAB

    Major Sponsors: Austrade, City of Melbourne, Franklin Templeton Investments, Mercer, Northern Trust, TCV, VFMC
    Speakers:

    • Andrew Cooke, CIO, Goldman Sachs JBWere Asset Management
    • Paul Costello, CEO, Future Fund
    • Aaron Drew, Senior Investment Strategist, New Zealand Superannuation Fund
    • Jeremy Duffield, Chairman, Vanguard Australia
    • Michael Dwyer, CEO, First State Super
    • Rita Harris, Worldwide Partner, Mercer
    • Melinda Howes, CEO, Institute of Actuaries of Australia
    • J. Richard (Rich) Kushel, Vice Chairman and Head of International Businesses, BlackRock (US)
    • Panel Discussion involving Australian Super, NAB Asset Servicing, Northern Trust and QIC
    • :: Program Information
      :: Symposium website
      :: Feedback form

      10 Feb 2010

    4th MCFS International Distinguished Lecture
    Date: Wednesday 10 February 2010 (lead sponsored by KPMG)
    Speaker: Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements, Basel.
    Topic: Grappling with Systemic Risk
    MCFS wishes to acknowledge the support of the Reserve Bank of Australia in bringing Mr Caruana to Melbourne
    :: Read Transcript NEW
    :: Download Complete Paper NEW
    Related paper: Financial Stability: 10 Questions and About Seven Answers, presented by Jaime Caruana at RBA 50th Anniversary Symposium in Sydney
    :: Read Paper
    NEW


    Past Events (2009)

      18-19 Nov 2009 Partner event - Australia Securities Lending Seminar
    Dates and venues:
    Sydney: Wednesday 18th November 2009, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sheraton on the Park
    Melbourne: Thursday 19th November 2009, 8.30am-12.30pm, Westin Hotel
    Topics:
    #1 The fundamentals of securities lending including trends in Australia and around the globe
    #2 The regulators' perspective with a focus on transparency, short selling and regulation in Australia
    #3 Borrowing demand drivers and trading strategies
    #4 The beneficial owners' perspective including lessons learned and best practices going forward

    :: More information
    :: Press Release
    :: Download Presentation

      22 Oct 2009  Finance Forum Series 2009:
    Topic: Analyzing the Spectrum of Asset Returns: Jump and Volatility Components in High Frequency Data
    Speaker: Prof Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Otto A. Hack'03 Professor of Finance and Economics and the Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University

    Date: Thursday 22 October 2009, 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:
    Thomson Reuters Markets, 43/80 Collins Street, Melbourne (opposite MCFS and Finsia office)
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download practitioner synopsis

      14-16 Oct 2009 Rotman International Centre for Pension Management - Discussion Forum
    Themes: #1 Pension Things that Australia and New Zealand Can Teach the World... and Vice Versa, #2 The Financial Crisis and Pension Fund Management: Lessons Learned and Actions Implied
    :: Presentations
    :: Key findings

    :: Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index website


    2 Oct 2009 Finance Forum Series 2009:
    MCFS - Janus Capital Funds Management Forum Series

    Topic: Canary in the Coal Mine - How nonlinear dynamics based risk evaluation proved itself in the US Mortgage Crisis and is now being adopted by RMBS investors - implications for Australia
    Speaker: Dr Joe Breeden, Founder and Chief Scientist of Strategic Analytics (US)

    Date:
    Friday October 2nd 2009, 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:
    Thomson Reuters Markets, 43/80 Collins Street, Melbourne (opposite MCFS and Finsia office)
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download presentation
    Proudly sponsored by

      28-29 Sep 2009

    14th Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
    Reassessing the Role of Financial Services

    Date: Monday and Tuesday, 28 + 29 September 2009
    Venue: University of Melbourne, Economics and Commerce Building, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia (click to download map)

    :: Conference Programme and Papers
    :: Short Conference Brochure and Registration Form
    :: Conference website

    Speakers:

    :: Peter Boxall, Commissioner, Australian Securites and Investment Commission (ASIC)
    :: Deborah Cope, Commissioner, Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission
    :: Chris Dalton, CEO, Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF)
    :: John Daley, CEO, Grattan Institute
    :: Prof Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    :: Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Markets Research, Colonial First State Global Asset Management

    :: Dr Munawar Iqbal, Chief of Research, Islamic Banking and Finance Division, Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank
    :: Kevin Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

    Dinner speaker: John Wylie, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Advisory, Lazard (Monday 28 September @ RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne)
    Dinner theme: ˇ°The Future of Investment Banking and the Role of Financial Services in the Real Economyˇ±


    Lead sponsor:

    Venue sponsor:

      8+10 Sep 2009

    Melbourne Institute Economic Forum - The Future of Financial Regulation
    Speakers:
    Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia)
    Mr John O'Shaughnessy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA)
    Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
    Date: 12:00 - 1.45pm, Tuesday 8 September 2009
    Venue:
    Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
    and
    Date: 12.30 - 2.00pm, Thursday 10 September 2009
    Venue:
    Trilogy, Park Hyatt Melbourne

    :: More information

      27 Aug 2009 2009 Finsia - MCFS Consumer Finance, Investment & Regulatory symposium and research workshop
    Key note speaker: Senator Nick Sherry, Assistant Treasurer
    Speakers include: Greg Kirk, Senior Executive Leader - Deposit takers, credit and insurance providers, ASIC, Professor Deborah Ralston, Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies, Dr David Cousins, Professorial Fellow, Centre for Regulatory Studies, Monash University
    Date: Thursday 27 August 2009
    Venue:
    Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
    :: Download Call for Papers, participation
    :: Download Programme of Research Workshop
    :: Research Workshop website

      21 Aug 2009 Debt financing for SMEs - Back to the future of merchant banking...
    What is the scope in Australia for a bespoke mid-size business lending offering funded by risk-tolerant investors?
    Speakers: Mike Davis and Tim Martin, Joint Managing Directors, Causeway Asset Management
    Date: Friday 21st August 2009, 12:15 for 12.30pm-2pm (sandwich lunch included)
    Venue sponsor: Thomson Reuters Markets, Level 43, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
    Price:
    Academics free; $99 GST inclusive for non-academics
    :: More information
    :: Download presentation
    Proudly sponsored by

      19 Aug 2009 Garry Weaven Chairman of IFM relaunches Melbourne Financial Services Symposium.
    Treasurer John Lenders launches Victorian Financial Services Strategic at MFSS function.
    :: Download Growing Victoria's Financial Services Sector - the Financial Services Strategic Statement


      30 Jul 2009 Academic Seminar - "Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System", with NYU Stern's Professor Stephen Brown
    Speaker:
    Stephen J. Brown, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, and Melbourne University
    Date and time:
    Thursday 30 July 2009, 10.45am - 12.45pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue sponsor: Thomson Reuters Markets, Level 43, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
    Price:
    Academics free; $99 GST inclusive for non-academics
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download presentation

      22 Jul 2009 Finance Forum Series 2009 - Brazilian Equities Market - What's in it for Australian investors?
    Speaker: Raphael Eckmann, Head of US, GCC and Asia-Pacific investors, Tarpon Investimentos SA
    Date and time:
    Wednesday 22 July 2009, 12.30pm - 2.00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue sponsor: Thomson Reuters Markets, Level 43, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
    :: Download flyer

      1+2 Jun 2009 14th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
    Venue: The Brighton Savoy Convention Centre
    :: More information
      5 May 2009 AIST-MCFS Superannuation Fund Governance Conference
    Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
    :: Download overview and outcomes (this report reviews some of the issues raised over the course of the conference and research workshop, and suggests some questions arising which warrant future research)
    :: Download presentations:
    What are the governance challenges and risk factors facing trustees in 2009? David Atkin, CEO, Cubus, David Sarkin, Partner, Holding Redlich
    Regulator Radar - A Super Update. Ramani SG, General Manager - Specialised Institutions Divison, APRA, Dean Arden, Project Manager, Australian Accounting Standards Board
    MCFS Research Presentation - What do superannuation fund ratings tell trustees?
    Dr Jerry Parwada, Associate Professor of Finance - Australian School of Business

    Governance of Investments - What have we got right and what can we do better?
    Fiona Trafford-Walker, Managing Director, Frontier Investment Consulting,
    Sue Dahn, Chair - Investment Committee, ESSSuper
    The VFMC Governance Model - from V1.0 toward V3.0. Justin Pascoe, Chief Investment Officer & Acting Chief Executive Officer, VFMC
    Beyond the sole purpose test: ESG & trustee responsibilities post the Global Financial Crisis. Howard Pender, Director, Australian Ethical Investment & Superannuation, Graeme Russell, Chief Executive Officer, First Super, Scott Donald, Director - Fiduciary Research, Russell Investments
    MCFS Research Presentation: Board Quality, Board Structure and the Performance of Superannuation Funds. Dr Chander Shekhar, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
    AIST Governance Research update: What drives superannuation trustee board performance? Shey Newitt, Manager - Board & Risk Advisory Services, KPMG

      1 May MCFS - Janus Capital Funds Management Forum Series
    Topic: Stochastic Portfolio Theory - Using Maths to Generate Alpha
    Speaker: Robert Garvy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Enhanced Investment Technologies (US)
    Date:
    Friday May 1st 2009, 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (light sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:
    Thomson Reuters Markets, 43/80 Collins Street, Melbourne (opposite MCFS and Finsia office)
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download presentation: Stochastic Portfolio Theory
    Proudly sponsored by
      7 Apr 2009 Melbourne Derivatives Research Group Conference
    Finance Down Under
    Hosted by The University of Melbourne and FIRN
    :: Download program and registration
      31 Mar 2009 MCFS Finance Forum
    The Future of Hedge Funds
    Presenter: Geremy Connor, Director and Portfolio Manager, Attalus Capital (USA)
    Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:Standard & Poor's, Level 45, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
    :: More information
    :: Download presentation: The future of hedge funds
    Proudly sponsored by
      23 Feb 2009 Occasional Seminar Series and book launch
    Forecasting credit portfolio losses for economic downturns
    Including the launch of the book Stress-Testing for Financial Institutions
    Presenters: Prof Daniel Rosch, Head of Institute Banking & Finance at Leibniz University (Hannover, Germany), and Dr Harry Scheule, Department of Finance at The University of Melbourne
    Venue: Ernst & Young, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
    :: Download registration form
    :: Download article: Risk2 - leveraging downturn risk by Harry Scheule, published in inFinance June 2008
    Proudly sponsored by Ernst & Young
      12 Feb 2009 MCFS-Finsia Executive Luncheon with Satyajit Das
    Voodoo Banking - The Outlook for Banks
    Voodoo banking describes the performance enhancements that banks have used to boost returns in response to the commoditisation of financial products and increased competition.
    Venue: RACV Club, Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
    :: Download brochure
    :: Download article: Voodoo Banking (Part 1) by Satyajit Das, published in inFinance October 2008
    :: Download article: Bank Earnings - The V, U or L-shaped recovery by Satyajit Das, published in inFinance December 2008

    Find more past events (2005 - 2008) >

     

    Industry/Academic Events

      30 Jul 2009 Max Corden Lecture (University of Melbourne)
    Speaker: Prof Douglas Irwin, Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College (US)
    Topic: "The Current Financial Crisis vs. the Great Depression: Lessons for Avoiding 1930s Style Protectionism"
    Date: Thursday 30th July 2009
    Time: 6.30pm with refreshments to follow at 7.30pm
    Venue: The Copland Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building, University of Melbourne
    RSVP: Kirby Gagliardi on 03 8344 1848 or via email at kirbyg@unimelb.edu.au by Thursday, 23 July 2009

      13 Aug 2009 David Finch Memorial Lecture (University of Melbourne)
    Speaker: Sir Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (UK)
    Date: Thursday 13th August 2009
    Time: 6.00pm with refreshments to follow at 7.15pm
    Venue: The Copland Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building, University of Melbourne
    RSVP: Kirby Gagliardi on 03 8344 1848 or via email at kirbyg@unimelb.edu.au, by Thursday 6 August 2009
    More information: http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/faculty/events.html#pub

        Monash University
    Academic finance research seminar program
    :: Download schedule
        RMIT University
    Academic finance research seminar program
    :: Download schedule
        The University of Melbourne
    Academic finance research seminar program
    :: Download schedule

     


    MCFS Events Policy
    (click here)

    MCFS has demonstrated its value to the financial services sector through its involvement in developing and hosting many value-adding activities. These include:


    Upcoming Events

      10 February 2010 4th MCFS International Distinguished Lecture
    Date: Wednesday 10 February 2010 (lead sponsored by KPMG)
    Speaker: Jaime Caruana, General Manager, Bank for International Settlements, Basel.
    Previously:
    - Financial Counsellor to the Managing Director and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund
    - Governor of the Bank of Spain from 2000 to 2006
    - Served on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from 2000 to 2006
    - Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2003 to 2006
    - Member of the Financial Stability Forum since 2003
    MCFS wishes to acknowledge the support of the Reserve Bank of Australia in bringing Mr Caruana to Melbourne
    :: Download flyer and registration form for individual and table booking NEW

      1 March 2010 Melbourne Financial Services Symposium (MFSS2010)
    Date: Monday, 1 March 2010
    :: Symposium website
    :: Program Information

    Past Events (2009)



      18-19 November 2009 Partner event - Australia Securities Lending Seminar
    Dates and venues:
    Sydney: Wednesday 18th November 2009, 8.30am-12.30pm, Sheraton on the Park
    Melbourne: Thursday 19th November 2009, 8.30am-12.30pm, Westin Hotel
    Topics:
    #1 The fundamentals of securities lending including trends in Australia and around the globe
    #2 The regulators' perspective with a focus on transparency, short selling and regulation in Australia
    #3 Borrowing demand drivers and trading strategies
    #4 The beneficial owners' perspective including lessons learned and best practices going forward

    :: More information
    :: Press Release
    :: Download Presentation

      22 October 2009  Research Seminar
    Topic: Analyzing the Spectrum of Asset Returns: Jump and Volatility Components in High Frequency Data
    Speaker: Prof Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Otto A. Hack'03 Professor of Finance and Economics and the Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University

    Date: Thursday 22 October 2009, 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:
    Thomson Reuters Markets, 43/80 Collins Street, Melbourne (opposite MCFS and Finsia office)
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download practitioner synopsis

      14-16 October 2009 Rotman International Centre for Pension Management - Discussion Forum
    Themes: #1 Pension Things that Australia and New Zealand Can Teach the World... and Vice Versa, #2 The Financial Crisis and Pension Fund Management: Lessons Learned and Actions Implied
    :: Presentations
    :: Key findings

    :: Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index website


    2 October 2009 MCFS - Janus Capital Funds Management Forum Series
    Topic: Canary in the Coal Mine - How nonlinear dynamics based risk evaluation proved itself in the US Mortgage Crisis and is now being adopted by RMBS investors - implications for Australia
    Speaker: Dr Joe Breeden, Founder and Chief Scientist of Strategic Analytics (US)

    Date:
    Friday October 2nd 2009, 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:
    Thomson Reuters Markets, 43/80 Collins Street, Melbourne (opposite MCFS and Finsia office)
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download presentation
    Proudly sponsored by
      28-29 September 2009

    14th Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
    Reassessing the Role of Financial Services

    Date: Monday and Tuesday, 28 + 29 September 2009
    Venue: University of Melbourne, Economics and Commerce Building, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia (click to download map)

    :: Conference Programme and Papers
    :: Short Conference Brochure and Registration Form
    :: Conference website

    Speakers:

    :: Peter Boxall, Commissioner, Australian Securites and Investment Commission (ASIC)
    :: Deborah Cope, Commissioner, Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission
    :: Chris Dalton, CEO, Australian Securitisation Forum (ASF)
    :: John Daley, CEO, Grattan Institute
    :: Prof Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    :: Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Markets Research, Colonial First State Global Asset Management

    :: Dr Munawar Iqbal, Chief of Research, Islamic Banking and Finance Division, Islamic Research and Training Institute, Islamic Development Bank
    :: Kevin Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB)

    Dinner speaker: John Wylie, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Advisory, Lazard (Monday 28 September @ RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne)
    Dinner theme: ˇ°The Future of Investment Banking and the Role of Financial Services in the Real Economyˇ±


    Lead sponsor:
    Venue sponsor:

      8+10 September 2009

    Melbourne Institute Economic Forum - The Future of Financial Regulation
    Speakers:
    Professor Kevin Davis, Research Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
    Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia)
    Mr John O'Shaughnessy, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA)
    Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
    Date: 12:00 - 1.45pm, Tuesday 8 September 2009
    Venue:
    Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
    and
    Date: 12.30 - 2.00pm, Thursday 10 September 2009
    Venue:
    Trilogy, Park Hyatt Melbourne

    :: More information

      27 August 2009 2009 Finsia - MCFS Consumer Finance, Investment & Regulatory symposium and research workshop
    Key note speaker: Senator Nick Sherry, Assistant Treasurer
    Speakers include: Greg Kirk, Senior Executive Leader - Deposit takers, credit and insurance providers, ASIC, Professor Deborah Ralston, Director, Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies, Dr David Cousins, Professorial Fellow, Centre for Regulatory Studies, Monash University
    Date: Thursday 27 August 2009
    Venue:
    Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
    :: Download Call for Papers, participation
    :: Download Programme of Research Workshop
    :: Research Workshop website

      21 August 2009 Debt financing for SMEs - Back to the future of merchant banking...
    What is the scope in Australia for a bespoke mid-size business lending offering funded by risk-tolerant investors?
    Speakers: Mike Davis and Tim Martin, Joint Managing Directors, Causeway Asset Management
    Date: Friday 21st August 2009, 12:15 for 12.30pm-2pm (sandwich lunch included)
    Venue sponsor: Thomson Reuters Markets, Level 43, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
    Price:
    Academics free; $99 GST inclusive for non-academics
    :: More information
    :: Download presentation
    Proudly sponsored by

      19 Aug 2009 Garry Weaven Chairman of IFM relaunches Melbourne Financial Services Symposium.
    Treasurer John Lenders launches Victorian Financial Services Strategic at MFSS function.
    :: Download Growing Victoria's Financial Services Sector - the Financial Services Strategic Statement


      30 July 2009 Academic Seminar - "Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System", with NYU Stern's Professor Stephen Brown
    Speaker:
    Stephen J. Brown, David S. Loeb Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, and Melbourne University
    Date and time:
    Thursday 30 July 2009, 10.45am - 12.45pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue sponsor: Thomson Reuters Markets, Level 43, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
    Price:
    Academics free; $99 GST inclusive for non-academics
    :: Download flyer
    :: Download presentation

      22 July 2009 Finance Forum Series 2009 - Brazilian Equities Market - What's in it for Australian investors?
    Speaker: Raphael Eckmann, Head of US, GCC and Asia-Pacific investors, Tarpon Investimentos SA
    Date and time:
    Wednesday 22 July 2009, 12.30pm - 2.00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue sponsor: Thomson Reuters Markets, Level 43, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
    :: Download flyer

      1+2 June 2009 14th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
    Venue: The Brighton Savoy Convention Centre
    :: More information
      5 May 2009 AIST-MCFS Superannuation Fund Governance Conference
    Venue: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
    :: Download overview and outcomes (this report reviews some of the issues raised over the course of the conference and research workshop, and suggests some questions arising which warrant future research)
    :: Download presentations:
    What are the governance challenges and risk factors facing trustees in 2009? David Atkin, CEO, Cubus, David Sarkin, Partner, Holding Redlich
    Regulator Radar - A Super Update. Ramani SG, General Manager - Specialised Institutions Divison, APRA, Dean Arden, Project Manager, Australian Accounting Standards Board
    MCFS Research Presentation - What do superannuation fund ratings tell trustees?
    Dr Jerry Parwada, Associate Professor of Finance - Australian School of Business

    Governance of Investments - What have we got right and what can we do better?
    Fiona Trafford-Walker, Managing Director, Frontier Investment Consulting,
    Sue Dahn, Chair - Investment Committee, ESSSuper
    The VFMC Governance Model - from V1.0 toward V3.0. Justin Pascoe, Chief Investment Officer & Acting Chief Executive Officer, VFMC
    Beyond the sole purpose test: ESG & trustee responsibilities post the Global Financial Crisis. Howard Pender, Director, Australian Ethical Investment & Superannuation, Graeme Russell, Chief Executive Officer, First Super, Scott Donald, Director - Fiduciary Research, Russell Investments
    MCFS Research Presentation: Board Quality, Board Structure and the Performance of Superannuation Funds. Dr Chander Shekhar, Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne
    AIST Governance Research update: What drives superannuation trustee board performance? Shey Newitt, Manager - Board & Risk Advisory Services, KPMG

      1 May MCFS - Janus Capital Funds Management Forum Series
    Topic: Stochastic Portfolio Theory - Using Maths to Generate Alpha
    Speaker: Robert Garvy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Enhanced Investment Technologies (US)
    Date:
    Friday May 1st 2009, 12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm (light sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:
    Thomson Reuters Markets, 43/80 Collins Street, Melbourne (opposite MCFS and Finsia office)
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      7 April 2009 Melbourne Derivatives Research Group Conference
    Finance Down Under
    Hosted by The University of Melbourne and FIRN
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      31 March 2009 MCFS Finance Forum
    The Future of Hedge Funds
    Presenter: Geremy Connor, Director and Portfolio Manager, Attalus Capital (USA)
    Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm (sandwich lunch provided)
    Venue:Standard & Poor's, Level 45, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
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      23 February 2009 Occasional Seminar Series and book launch
    Forecasting credit portfolio losses for economic downturns
    Including the launch of the book Stress-Testing for Financial Institutions
    Presenters: Prof Daniel Rosch, Head of Institute Banking & Finance at Leibniz University (Hannover, Germany), and Dr Harry Scheule, Department of Finance at The University of Melbourne
    Venue: Ernst & Young, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
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    :: Download article: Risk2 - leveraging downturn risk by Harry Scheule, published in inFinance June 2008
    Proudly sponsored by Ernst & Young
      12 February 2009 MCFS-Finsia Executive Luncheon with Satyajit Das
    Voodoo Banking - The Outlook for Banks
    Voodoo banking describes the performance enhancements that banks have used to boost returns in response to the commoditisation of financial products and increased competition.
    Venue: RACV Club, Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne
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    :: Download article: Voodoo Banking (Part 1) by Satyajit Das, published in inFinance October 2008
    :: Download article: Bank Earnings - The V, U or L-shaped recovery by Satyajit Das, published in inFinance December 2008

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    Industry/Academic Events

      30 July 2009 Max Corden Lecture (University of Melbourne)
    Speaker: Prof Douglas Irwin, Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College (US)
    Topic: "The Current Financial Crisis vs. the Great Depression: Lessons for Avoiding 1930s Style Protectionism"
    Date: Thursday 30th July 2009
    Time: 6.30pm with refreshments to follow at 7.30pm
    Venue: The Copland Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building, University of Melbourne
    RSVP: Kirby Gagliardi on 03 8344 1848 or via email at kirbyg@unimelb.edu.au by Thursday, 23 July 2009

      13 August 2009 David Finch Memorial Lecture (University of Melbourne)
    Speaker: Sir Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Former Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (UK)
    Date: Thursday 13th August 2009
    Time: 6.00pm with refreshments to follow at 7.15pm
    Venue: The Copland Theatre, Economics and Commerce Building, University of Melbourne
    RSVP: Kirby Gagliardi on 03 8344 1848 or via email at kirbyg@unimelb.edu.au, by Thursday 6 August 2009
    More information: http://www.ecom.unimelb.edu.au/faculty/events.html#pub

        Monash University
    Academic finance research seminar program
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        RMIT University
    Academic finance research seminar program
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        The University of Melbourne
    Academic finance research seminar program
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