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The Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies has been re-launched as the Australian Centre for Financial Studies on 7 July 2010.

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Occasional Papers

 

MCFS Academic Research Grants Program

Publications known at October 2009
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Conference Papers and Presentations

Seminars, Symposia and Workshops
27 August 2009 Symposium
2009 Finsia-MCFS Consumer Finance Symposium
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5 May 2009 Conference
MCFS-AIST Superannuation Fund Governance Conference

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21 November 2008 Symposium
Islamic Financial Services: What role for Australia?
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18 November 2008
Twilight Seminar
The Credit Crisis: Counterparty and Operational Risk Issues
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28 August 2008 Twilight Seminar
Securities Lending in Australia: Current Issues and Challenges
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19 August 2008 Symposium and Academic Workshop
Consumer Finance, Investment and Regulatory Issues
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20 May 2008 Symposium
Financial Centres of the Future: What Role for Australia?
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6 May 2008 AIST-MCFS Superannuation Fund Governance Conference
Search for a Super Model
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28 April 2008 Abacus-MCFS Research Workshop
Financial Mutuals
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20 September 2007 MCFS-AMSI Financial Mathematics and Statistics Conference
Quantitative Methods in Investment and Risk Management: Sourcing new approaches from mathematical theory and the real world
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19 September 2007 Financial Regulation Conference
Costs, Benefits and the Process of Regulatory Change
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27 October 2006 Finance Forum
The Cost of Capital for Regulated Industries
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International Distinguished Lectures
26 November 2008 John Fraser, Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management
:: Download transcript: A Tumultuous Year or so - Some Observations on the Turmoil in the Financial Markets, Policy Settings and Regulatory Implications
12 December 2007 Dr Robert Joss, President of Stanford Business School and former Westpac CEO
:: Download transcript: Modern Finance and its Leadership Challenges
21 December 2006 Mervyn King, Governor of The Bank of England
:: Download speech notes: Through the Looking Glass: Reform of the International Institutions
   
Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
28-29 September 2009 14th Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
Reassessing the Role of Financial Services
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29-30 September 2008 13th Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
Risks, Governance and Regulation in a Transforming Financial World
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24-25 September 2007 12th Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
Developments in Financial Services: Theory meets Practice
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25-26 September 2006 11th Finsia-MCFS Banking and Finance Conference
Banking and Securities Markets: Convergence, Innovation and Regulation
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Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
31 May-2 June 2009 14th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
Financial Globalization: Implications for Australian Financial Institutions and Markets
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1-3 June 2008 13th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
Recent Developments in Australian Debt Markets
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24-26 May 2007 12th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
Wealth Management: Trends and Issues
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18-20 May 2006 11th Melbourne Money and Finance Conference
The Future of Australian Banking
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Submissions

May 2007 Submission to Economic Development and Infrastructure Commission:
Key Competitive Advantages and Recommendations for Growth in Victoria’s Financial Services Sector
     
     

Current Issues Papers

June 2007 Housing Would be a Super Asset
By Prof. Kevin Davis, Director of Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
March 2007 Community Banking, Bank Consolidation and Bank Valuations
By Prof. Kevin Davis, Director of Melbourne Centre for Financial Studies
     
     

Melbourne Centre Academic Research Grants Working Papers

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Research Associates Working Papers

Note: Click on the title to see the abstract, or the W/P number to download the entire paper
2009-12 Investment expertise: Why there is a lack of it and how it my be developed
Graham Cocks
The University of Melbourne, Australia
2006-04 Time Changing Alpha and Active Fund Performance Evaluation:
Australian International Funds

Richard Heaney, Terry Hallahan, Thomas Josev and Heather Mitchell
RMIT University, Australia
2006-04 Time Changing Alpha and Active Fund Performance Evaluation:
Australian International Funds

Richard Heaney, Terry Hallahan, Thomas Josev and Heather Mitchell
RMIT University, Australia
2005-03 The Relationship between Share Repurchases and Dividends in an Imputation Tax Environment, Christine Brown and James O’Day, August
2005-02 Employee Entitlements and Secured Creditors: Assessing the Effects of the Maximum Priority Proposal,
Kevin Davis and Jeannette Lee, September
2005-01 Financial Convenants in the Markets for Public and Private Debt, Paul Mather and Graham Peirson, October

Other Publications

June 2009 Employee Entitlements and Secured Creditors: Assessing the Effects of the Maximum Priority Proposal, Australian Journal of Management Volume 34 Number 1 June 2009. By Jeannette Anderson, Group Risk Infrastructure ANZ Bank, Melbourne; Kevin Davis, Department of Finance, The University of Melbourne & MCFS
October 2008 Pension Fund Collaboration in Australia: The Industry Super Holdings Model - Presentation by MCFS to 2008 Rotman ICPM conference
May 2007 "Financial regulation: trends and prospects"
by Kevin Davis, published on the Melbourne Review