The 2017 MMFC will explore the theme ‘Evolutionary Trends in the Australian Financial Sector.’

Academics, Industry Practitioners and Public Sector researchers who are interested in presenting a paper for the conference are invited to submit a brief proposal (topic and a few dot points or one paragraph) to kevin.davis@australiancentre.com.au

Examples of potential topics:

Global / Balance of Payments Related: Australian-Asian financial trade and integration; Trends in integration of Australian-global financial market; Long Run Consequences of Superannuation offshore investment for Balance of Payments.

Financial Institutions – Competition / Structure: Bank Entry and Competition; Financial Mutuals survival; The demise of vertical integration in banking?; Enforcement, culture and financial institution behaviour; Long run growth prospects / competitive structure for Superannuation; Securitisation – growth prospects; Insurance – business model challenges from technology, competition, low returns.

Regulatory Influences: Data sharing requirements and its consequences; Basel 4 and its potential impactsTax distortions and financing patterns; Implications of the New Payments Platform.

Corporate Financial Behaviour: Corporate financing – debt versus equity preferences; Private v Public Listing – the future of stock markets.

Investments/Funds Management: ETFs – growth, consequences and risks; Managed funds industry growth and structure; Developments in Short term money markets; Superannuation business models and implications of internalisation of funds management.

End-User developments: Household balance sheets; Government Debt financing.