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Australian School of Business > Research > Institute of Global Finance (IGF)

Institute of Global Finance (IGF)

 

The Institute of Global Finance (IGF) is housed at Australia's leading business school, the Australian School of Business. The Institute promotes:

  • High quality policy research in finance as well as financial and banking systems
  • Key financial and banking innovation policy analysis
  • Research that encourages innovation which in turn contributes to global and regional financial stability
  • Policies that contribute to regional and global financial stability and sustainable economic growth
  • Policies that promote financial and economic deregulation and strong regional and global financial integration

 

The Director of the IGF is Professor Fariborz Moshirian. (Short bio)

Collaboration

 

The Institute works closely with the New York University (NYU) Volatility Institute on issues affecting:

 

  • Financial institutions
  • Measuring systemic risk
  • Global and regional financial stability

 

The Director of the Volatility Institute at NYU, the Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, is a Senior Fellow of the IGF.

 

The IGF has also close collaborative links with some senior researchers at UCLA on issues with respect to:

 

  • Global and regional liquidity risk management
  • Financial innovation
  • Global investment strategies

 

Professor Richard Roll from the UCLA is a Senior Fellow of the IGF.

 

Senior Fellows

 
  • Prof Viral Acharya, NYU
  • Prof Robert Engle, NYU, Nobel Laureate
  • Prof Robert Merton, MIT, Nobel Laureate
  • Prof Richard Roll, UCLA
  • Bruno Solnik, HKUST
  • Prof Avanidhar Subra ( UCLA)

 

The Institute is supported by three Nobel Laureates and some other eminent international collaborators as well as a high-profile international advisory board in its overall research, policy and activities objectives. The Institute is supported by a high profile regional advisory board:

 

  • Kalok Chan - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Sankar De - Indian Business School
  • Jin-Chuan Duan - National University of Singapore
  • Joseph Fan - Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Chuan-Yang Hwang - Nanyang Technological University
  • Bruno Solnik - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Qian Sun - Fudan University
  • Ning Zhu - Shanghai Institute of Advanced Finance
  • Zhishu Yang - Tsinghua University
  • Chu Zhang - Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

The IGF also collaborates on research work with some major regional research centres located in major universities in the Asia-Pacific region:

 

  • Centre for Analytical Finance (Indian Business School)
  • China Centre for Financial Research, Tsinghua University
  • Institute of Analytical Finance at the Indian Business School
  • Risk Management Institute at National University of Singapore
  • Institute of Economics and Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Tia Tong University

 

The relationships with these research centres aims to promote:

 

  • Regional financial stability
  • Financial and economic integration
  • Cross-border free trade
  • Cross-border exchanges

 

The Institute promotes collaboration between the finance industry, regulators, governments and academia. It hosts the Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, in collaboration with the School of Banking and Finance at the UNSW.

 

 

Research and publications

 

Some of the current global research issues that has been produced by the IGF include the following:

 

 

 

Upcoming events and conferences

 

Macro-Prudential Policy: Issues in Desgin and Implementation


Date:
Friday 2 May
Time: 10am to 12 noon

Speaker: Dr Sunil Sharma, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Location: Australian School of Business building, Business Lounge 
 

 

For further information, please contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au

 

 

The 2014 Asian Development Outlook (ADO) is going to be launched by The following people on 3 April at 10am:

 

  • The Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Assistant Chief Economist, Joe Zveglich
  • The ADB Pacific Department's Principal Economist, Emma Veve
  • The ADB Pacific Department's Senior Economist, Christopher Edmonds
  • Director of the Institute of Global Finance, Professor Fariborz Moshirian

 

For further information, please contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au

 

 

Business Forum on "Investing in Infrastructure for Innovation, Growth and Job Creation"


Date: Monday 24 February 2014

Time: 12noon-1.45pm

Speaker: Mr Bertrand Badre, Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank

 

The Institute of Global Finance at the Australian School of Business is hosting a Business Forum at which Mr Bertrand Badre, the Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the World Bank, (who is also the Bank’s G20 Finance Deputy) will give a talk on "Investing in Infrastructure for Innovation, Growth and Job Creation"

 

There are significant investment opportunities for banks, the funds management industry and superannuation funds to diversify their portfolios and invest in infrastructure projects that could generate substantial and sustained rates of return both in Australia and in our region. The World Bank is keen to facilitate, promote and co-invest in major promising infrastructure projects. The G20 is also involved in this initiative. The presentation by Mr Badre will provide both global and regional perspectives of infrastructure strategies, lessons learnt in different parts of the world and the current opportunities in various industries and sectors for public and/or private investment.

 

For further information, please contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au


 

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 International collaborators

The Institute is supported by a high profile regional advisory board.

 

Download list of international collaborators (pdf)

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