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Events and conferences in 2014

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 UNSW Australia Business School 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 and registration, please contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au

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Events and conferences in 2013

Business Forum: The Economic Effects of Financial Reporting Transparency

by Dr Mark Maffett. Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago
Hosted by the IGF and PwC
Date: 3 September, 2013
Location:PwC headquarters, Sussex St, Sydney
The Global Finance: Interconnectedness of markets and global financial risk
Date: Friday 25 October, 2013
Time: 11:45am - 2:00pm
Location: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Philip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney

An International Forum on Systemic risk and Global Financial Stability

Keynote speaker: Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Merton, MIT
Title of the address: On a New Approach for Analysing and Managing Macrofinancial Risk and Risk and Performance Measurement in Asset Management
Date: Friday 8 November, 12noon to 2pm
Venue: PwC, Sussex St, Sydney
The Forum is sponsored by PwC and Finsia. The IGF is also grateful for the assistance and support of Dimensional. (Professor Robert Merton is a Resident Scientist at Dimensional Holdings, Inc.).

Launch of Asian Development Bank Report on Economic and Financial Impact of Climate Change in the Pacific

Date: Tuesday 26th November 2013
Venue: Business Lounge, UNSW Australia Business School
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 noon, followed by lunch
For further information and registration, please contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au

Business Forum on Finance and Motivating Innovation

Presenter: Dr Xuan Tian from the Kelley Business School, Indiana University
Date: Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Time:10:30am to 12noon
Venue: PwC Building, Sussex Street, Sydney
RSVP by 29 Nov by contacting globalfinance@unsw.edu.au

26th Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

Date: 17 - 19 December 2013
PhD Forum: 16 December 2013
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Keynote speakers:
  • Prof Hendrik Bessembinder, University of Utah
  • Prof Ekkehart Boehmer, EDHEC
  • Prof Robert Engle, NYU
  • Prof Deborah Lucas, MIT
  • Prof Richard Roll, UCLA
  • Prof Avanidhar Subrahmanyam, UCLA

Business Forum on Global Systemic Risk, Liquidity and Global Financial Stability

Date: 17 December 2013
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Keynote speakers:
  • Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, NYU
  • Dr Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Distinguished Professor of Finance Deborah Lucas, MIT
  • Mr Curt Zuber, Treasurer, Westpac

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Events and conferences in 2012

Meeting the Global Challenges of Retirement: New Generation Solutions: A case study of financial innovation and engineering in the design and implementation of a solution

Date: 23 August
Location: Amora Hotel, Jamison, Sydney
Keynote speaker: Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Merton, MIT
Download the presentation by Professor Robert Merton

Australian Banking and Financial Technology Innovation Summit, 2012

Date: 17-18 September
Location: Shangri-La hotel, Sydney
Resetting Global Competitiveness: From West to East

Date: 20 September
Location: Sheraton Hotel, Sydney
Speakers:

  • Dr Takeda Masahiko, IMF Deputy Director, Asia Pacific
  • Dr Cheng Hoon Lim, Division Chief - Monetary and Capital Markets
  • Professor Anne Krueger, Former IMF First Deputy Managing
  • Director, John Hopkins University

The Forum will be moderated by Stephen Koukoulas, former Senior Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister and former Chief Economist at Citibank Australia. 

A panel, including John W.H. Denton, Advisory Panel Member of the Federal Government Task Force on Australia in the Asian Century, and John O’Connell, Global Head of Research, Macquarie Securities Group, will provide practical viewpoints on how Australian financial services firms are placed to seize new opportunities in the Asian Century.
Download the presentations by the Senior IMF staff at this forum:
Cheng Hoon Lim
Masahiko Takeda

Basel III, Global Banking System and Global Financial Stability

Date: 12 December
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel
Speaker: Professor Anthony Saunders, New York University

Systemic Risk, Liquidity Risk, Corporate Governance and Global Financial Stability

Date: 16 December, 2012
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Speaker: Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, New York University

Business Forum on Regional Financial Stability: Systemic Risk, Liquidity Risk and Governance

Date:17 December 2012, 11:15 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

The Latest Developments in Systemic Risk
Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, New York University

Financial Markets and Government: A New Equilibrium
Mr Jim Murphy, Deputy Federal Treasury Secretary (Executive Director, Markets)

Panel includes the above keynote speakers and:
Dr Guy Debelle, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Mr Curt Zuber, Treasurer of Westpac Banking Corporation

Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

Sunday 16 December – Tuesday 18 December, 2012
PhD Forum – Saturday 15 December, 2012
Sydney, Australia

The Institute also hosts, in collaboration with the School of Banking and Finance, the Australasian Finance & Banking Conference. This conference provides international academics and industry with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance related fields. The conference would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate. The conference is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community.
Keynote speakers of the conference include:

  • Professor Viral Acharya, New York University
  • Professor Geert Bekaert, Columbia University
  • Professor Robert Engle, New York University
  • Professor Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
  • Professor Anthony Saunders, New York University
  • Professor Bruno Solnik, HKUST
Further information

For further information regarding the Institute of Global Finance contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au or +61 2 9385 7774

Australasian Finance & Banking Conference

Sunday 16 December – Tuesday 18 December, 2012
PhD Forum – Saturday 15 December, 2012
Sydney, Australia

The Institute also hosts, in collaboration with the School of Banking and Finance, the Australasian Finance & Banking Conference. This conference provides international academics and industry with the opportunity to meet and share their research and interest in finance related fields. The conference would like to invite all academics and practitioners to participate. The conference is the most prestigious finance conference in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings together the world's foremost leaders of thought from the financial community.

Keynote speakers of the conference include:

  • Professor Viral Acharya, New York University
  • Professor Geert Bekaert, Columbia University
  • Professor Robert Engle, New York University
  • Professor Jarrad Harford, University of Washington
  • Professor Anthony Saunders, New York University
  • Professor Bruno Solnik, HKUST
Further information
For further information regarding the Institute of Global Finance contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au or +61 2 9385 7774

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Events and conferences in 2011

Measuring Systemic Risk

Systemic Risk and Financial Regulations

Date: 7 June 2011
Venue: KPMG Headquarters in Sydney, from 5pm-6.30pm.
Keynote speaker: Professor Viral Acharya, Stern Business School, NYU.
Professor Viral Acharya is the co-editor of the following recently published books and a world authority on measuring systemic risk and international finance and regulation.
Recently released books:
1. Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance
2. Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance
For registrations and further information please contact globalfinance@unsw.edu.au
The Systemic Risk, Basel III, Financial Stability and Regulation - Full conference program

The selected papers presented at this conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Banking and Finance in 2012. The editors of this issue are Claudio Borio (BIS) Katrina Ellis (APRA), Luci Ellis (RBA) and Fariborz Moshirian (IGF).

Papers for the conference:

Date & time: 28 & 29 June 2011, Policy Forum 28 June, 8.30am -1pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel
The Systemic Risk, Basel III, Financial Stability and Regulation Conference will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney on 28 and 29 June 2011. The conference Policy Forum will beheld from 8.30am to 1pm, followed by lunch (1pm-1.45pm).

Policy Forum (28 June 8.30am -1pm)
Keynote speakers of the Policy Forum include:

  • Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, New York University,Financial Institutions Systemic Risk and Innovation
  • Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Douglas Diamond, the University of Chicago,Short Term Debt and Financial Regulation
  • Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Dr Guy Debelle,Collateral, Funding and Liquidity
  • Executive General Manager, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Wayne Byres, Seeking a Balance between Safety and Efficiency in Bank Supervision
  • CEO Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Mr Greg Medcraft,Systemic Risk – The Role of Securities Regulators
  • CEO Australian Bankers Associations, Mr Steven Munchenberg, What does Basel III Mean for Banks’ Customers and Their Shareholders?
  • Leader of KPMG's Regulatory Centre of Excellence in the Asia Pacific region, Mr Simon Topping, What Can the West learn from Banking Supervisory Practices in Asia Pacific Including China?

Conference program (28 June 2pm-5pm and Wednesday 29 June 9am-5pm)
The following keynote speakers will address the conference:
Tuesday 28 June

Keynote addresses

  • Mr Jim Murphy., Deputy Treasury Secretary (Executive Director, Markets), Competitive Banking Markets Post GFC (2pm-2.30pm)
  • Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Douglas Diamond, Liquidity risk and government policy(2.30pm-3.30pm)

Concurrent sessions Tuesday 28 June 3.45pm-6pm
Wednesday 29 June

Keynote addresses
  • Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Engle, New York University, Identifying Globally Systemically Important Financial Institutions(9am-9.45am)
  • Director of Risk Management Institute, National University of Singapore, Professor Jin-Chuan Duan,A ‘Public Good’ Approach to Credit Rating Reform (9.45am-10.30am)
  • Director of the UK Government’s International Centre for Financial Regulation, Ms Barbara Ridpath, The implications of national divergence in financial data and legislations on systemic risk and institutions operating internationally(11am-11.30am)
  • Former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Ms Usha Thorat, Indian Banking Industry: Regulatory Challenges
  • Banks and the Opportunities for Investment and Partnership (11.30am-12noon)
  • Charles A.E., Goodhart. London School of Economics, Alexandros P. Vardoulakis, Banque of France, Sudipto Bhattacharya, London School of Economics and Dimitrio Tsomoocos, University of Oxford, Minisky’s Financial Instability Hypothesis and the Leverage Cycle (12noon-12.30pm)

Event organisers & supporters

The conference is organised by the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Journal of Banking and Finance. The conference is supported by the UK International Centre for Financial Regulation, Finsia, KPMG and the Australian Bankers Associations.

Further information