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.
How a focus on investment ethics impacts on stock prices in dif ferent countries.
What are the implications for investors when the stocks in their portfolio undergo ESG controversies? And how should investors navigate the market following the release of ESG related news?
How much superannuation do you need to support a comfortable retirement in Australia? It’s an inherently complicated question yet some experts have in the past offered deceptively simple answers.
How can we restructure the system to improve retirement savings for retirees?
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.
Is it possible to exploit the “wisdom of the crowd” in formulating investment strategies? Will such strategies outperform the market?
What drives the effect of speed differentials on stock market liquidity and trading costs?
Are activist shareholders successful in improving the operating performance of the target companies both in the short term and long term?
MCFS has a keen research interest in the retirement income system as we consider the area to be of national significance and in the best public interest.