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Behaviour of Finance Professionals under the balanced scorecard

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in Banking, Insurance and Financial Services has refocused attention on how remuneration practices influence behaviour. In particular the ‘Balanced Scorecard’, seen by some as a cure for misconduct, has come under scrutiny. In 2018 experimental researchers based at Macquarie University have investigated how various remuneration structures affect compliance with company policy.

Balanced Scorecard Research

Are profit-based incentives compatible with a risk culture?

New research results into risk culture across the financial services sector, based on a Macquarie University experimental study that is a first of its kind ever to be conducted with over 300 financial services executives. This study of risk management behaviour focused on compliance with risk policy – the minimum standard currently required of finance professionals.


Funding transformative innovation to take Australian fintechs to the next level

The national conversation about innovation is getting more sophisticated, but what about the practicalities of getting fintechs up and running?


Financial integration in the Asia-Pacific: Fact and fiction

As emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region receive an increasing share of global cross-border banking flows, it is essential to understand Australia’s financial integration in the region or risk falling behind.

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Encouraging corporate turnarounds

Australia’s insolvent trading laws are among the harshest in the world and put a struggling company’s directors in a position of conflict. Introducing safe harbour laws, supporting the appointment of restructuring specialists to assist management teams and suspending ipso facto clauses during restructuring efforts would help facilitate turnarounds a Finsia roundtable found.

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Your income in retirement

By 2040 it is expected that Australia's superannuation system will hold $9 trillion in assets. With an ageing population the challenge of ensuring sustainable retirement income is becoming increasingly important to the future wellbeing of Australians.

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