Funding Australia’s Future

About the project

ACFS initiated Funding Australia’s Future in 2012 to better understand the changing dynamics of the financial system and its impact on future economic growth.The project is supported by stakeholders from across the financial services sector who provide valuable insights into the research, however the final outputs are the independent work of leading academics.

Stage 1 analysed the interaction between suppliers of funds, financial sector participants, and end users throughout the economy. Read more

Stage 2 assessed how well Australia’s financial sector serves the economy, and how effectively it links the sources and uses of finance for the benefit of Australian society. Read more

Stage 3 explored current issues challenging the future of the financial system and its role in serving the economy. Read more

Stage 4 explores the growth of fintech, its implications on the structure of the financial sector and the value it can produce for the broader Australian community through increased competition in the financial services sector. Read more

For further information about Funding Australia’s Future, please contact Eliana Maddock

Stage 4 Project Partners


Dr Kym BrownDeborah CopeProfessor Kevin DavisProfessor Michael DrewAlex ErskineMartin JenkinsonDavid LinkProfessor Rodney MaddockDr Daniel MulinoPeter Munckton
Dr Ian Opperman

Professor Deborah Ralston

Dr John VazDr Adam Walk

Dr Sam Wylie

Project Supporters


Steering Committee

  • David Link, Verrency (Chair)
  • Mark Adams, ASIC
  • Jim Bulling, K&L Gates
  • Kevin Davis, ACFS
  • Shellie Davis, Treasury
  • Macgregor Duncan, Westpac
  • Craig Dunn, FinTech Advisory Group
  • Shellie Davis, Treasury
  • Elayne Grace, Actuaries Institute
  • Rod Maddock, ACFS
  • Deborah Ralston, ASIC Digital Finance Advisory Committee
  • Alex Scandurra, Stone & Chalk
  • Patricia Smith, Suncorp
  • Danielle Szetho, Fintech Australia
  • Mustafa Yuksel, RBA