Financial Integration in the Asia-Pacific

About the Project

The Asia-Pacific region is among the most financially restrictive and fragmented in the world, and this fragmentation has significant implications for consumers and businesses.

This project aims to bring forward evidence to enable a dialogue around the future of financial integration. It will provide Australian and Asian industry practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders with the data and research necessary to enhance long-term strategic planning and decision-making. The project commenced in late 2015, with the first papers released in May 2017. Further research will be launched in late 2017.



Steering Committee

  • Mark Johnson, Gresham Partners (Chair)
  • Prof Jonathan Batten, Monash University
  • Syd Bone, CPII
  • Andrew Bragg, FSC
  • Prof Kevin Davis, ACFS
  • Jeremy Duffield, SuperEd
  • Alex Erskine, Erskinomics
  • Anthony Fasso, AMP Capital
  • Prof James Giesecke, Centre of Policy Studies
  • Julie-Ann Guivarra, DFAT
  • Carla Hoorweg, FSC
  • James Land, Thomson Reuters
  • Dr Guonan Ma
  • Rodney Maddock, ACFS
  • Sachind Naidu, ABS
  • Dr Jason Nassios, Centre of Policy Studies
  • David Norman, RBA
  • Ian Paterson, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Elizabeth Peak, DFAT
  • Sangeeta Venkatesan, Commonwealth Bank