Finsia partners with a number of universities and leading institutes to forge links between industry and academe with the aim of driving research and support forward thinking. Its key partnership in this regard is with the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS).
These two organisations have been part of a highly productive ongoing consortium since 2005 and in 2012 they will build on this to strengthen the pre-existing relationship.
ACFS Executive Director, Professor Deborah Ralston SF Fin and Finsia’s CEO and Managing Director, Russell Thomas F Fin, aim to continue the mutually beneficial working relationship that has developed between their two organisations in past years. Both aim to support and involve each other in activities where related and where beneficial. This renewed partnership will be even better placed to deliver products information and events to members of both organizations.
The ACFS is a not-for-profit consortium currently involving Monash University, RMIT University and Finsia, which commenced in 2005 with seed funding from the Victorian Government. Through the consortium and associate universities including Deakin University and the University of Melbourne, ACFS is linked to over 100 finance academics and over 200 post graduate students engaged in finance research.
The ACFS facilitates knowledge transfer and thought leadership in the financial sector, specialising in leading edge finance and investment research to boost the global credentials of Australia’s finance industry, bridge the gap between research and industry, and support Australia as an international centre for finance practice, research and education.
ACFS Research Director, Professor Kevin Davis SF Fin, is Editor of Finsia’s Journal, JASSA. JASSA is a quarterly publication showcasing practical and topical articles on matters of interest to the securities, finance and banking industry across Australasia. It has a wide and varied readership throughout the financial services industry, the broader business community and institutions engaged in related academic studies.
In recent years, Finsia has partnered with the ACFS to hold successful and highly regarded Consumer Finance Symposiums. In 2010, Finsia and the ACFS released the ‘Financial Wellbeing in Retirement’ exposition paper, which provides valuable insights into an important issue and generated significant media coverage.
Professor Deborah Ralston chairs Finsia’s Consumer Finance Advisory Group and valuably assists in steering its campaigns.
For further information about the ACFS and its activities, please contact on 03 96661050 or visit the ACFS website www.australiancentre.com.au