The Centre for Financial Regulation and Risk Management serves as a forum for stimulating and conducting research and disseminating knowledge on financial regulation and risk management. The Centre’s goal is to promote policy-related research, not only to address key regulatory issues, but also to reflect a broad spectrum of individual viewpoints and perspectives drawn from the academia and the financial services industry. The center aims to achieve this by connecting academic researchers and their research with the practicioners and decision-makers in the public and private sectors.
The Centre focuses both on prudential regulation and conduct regulation, including the prevention of market failure, promotion of macroeconomic stability, protection of investors, and mitigation of the effects of financial failures on the real economy. It also explores how market transparency can be improved.
The Centre aims to become one of the leading Centres for financial regulation and risk management across the world. Through its network across domestic policy-makers, international organisations, financial institutions and government agencies, the Center aims to make a contribution to the current and most pressing issues with respect to financial regulation and risk management, both at the domestic and global levels.
In the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008, governments across the world were empowered to push for financial reforms designed to provide greater transparency of transactions and reduce risk in order to make financial systems more stable and better regulated, and to make global markets safer. Furthermore, new capital and bank structure rules are intended to strengthen resilience to any future financial crises and to provide greater consumer protection.
The major stakeholders in this process include scholars, policymakers and practitioners. The Centre for Financial Regulation and Risk Management brings together these stakeholders to drive and influence the development and application of financial regulation and risk management in practice through research projects, conferences, teaching and publications. Its primary mission is to contribute actively to policy development and regulatory reforms by providing thought leadership to governments, commissions and practitioners, and engaging in debates through conferences, seminars and public fora.