Our research

The Centre’s developing research agenda is broad but has a current concentration on issues relevant to the asset management industry, including retirement savings, sustainable finance and technological disruption.

Project highlights

The retirement puzzle

How likely is the average retiree to sustain a comfortable retired life, given the current market conditions?

Pitfalls in the retirement system and some thoughts about risk, reward and remediation

How can we restructure the system to improve retirement savings for retirees?

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index is a benchmark of global pension systems. Since 2009, MCFS has partnered with Mercer to compile the Index annually, with the financial support of the Victorian Government.

Australian self-managed superannuation funds

Is it possible to exploit the “wisdom of the crowd” in formulating investment strategies? Will such strategies outperform the market?

The role of internet quality on market liquidity and trading costs

What drives the effect of speed differentials on stock market liquidity and trading costs?

Shareholder activism – mechanisms and implications

Are activist shareholders successful in improving the operating performance of the target companies both in the short term and long term?

Cohen, R. & Ruthbah, U. (2019). Pitfalls in the Retirement System and Some Thoughts about Risk, Reward and Remediation (Monash Centre for Financial Studies White Paper Series 1/19)

The CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster is a multi-year research collaboration between Australia’s CSIRO and four universities, with support from industry and government organisations. The project ran from 2013-2017.

The project aimed to develop an evidence base, assisting policy-makers and industry to provide better outcomes and products for superannuation fund members and retirees.

Research areas

  • Infrastructure investment
  • Member behaviour
  • Fund style
  • Super and the economy
  • Retirement outcomes
  • European perpectives
  • Wealth and health
  • Older workers
  • Retirement income

Working papers

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