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For over 15 years the Melbourne Financial Services Symposium (MFSS) has brought together local and international thought leaders and well respected industry experts, to identify the critical issues impacting the growth and development of the funds management and superannuation industry.

The 2013 MFSS focuses on opportunities for investors and funds managers prompting the topic Investing for Australia’s Future – What Role for the Funds Management sector?”.

The program commencing at 12noon hosts numerous industry speakers who will address a variety of issues facing the financial services industry and concludes with a keynote address at the Gala Dinner commencing at 6pm for cocktails and networking with industry peers.

Delivered in a half-day and complimented with the annual Gala Dinner which celebrates excellence in the form of the MFSS Awards – Victorian Innovation in Funds Management Award and the Stewardship Award , recognising exceptional standards in each category.  As a highlight in the Melbourne funds management and superannuation calendar – this annual event is a must attend.

The MFSS acknowledges its sponsors past and present for their commitment to the industry and support – Victorian Government, National Australia Bank, Franklin Templeton, PAAMCO, Pyramis Global Advisors, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Austrade, Northern Trust, City of Melbourne, Treasury Corporation of Victoria and the EPA.

In 2009 the Australian Centre for Financial Studies became the co-ordinating body for MFSS as it closely aligned to the activities of the Centre.

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) facilitates industry-relevant and rigorous research, thought leadership and independent commentary. Drawing on expertise from academia, industry and government, the Centre promotes excellence in financial services.

The ACFS specialises in:

  • leading edge finance and investment research, aiming to boost the global credentials of Australia’s finance industry,
  • bridging the gap between research and industry, and
  • supporting Australia as an international centre for finance practice, research and education.

To further understand what activities the ACFS is involved in and how you can support its efforts, we invite you to browse through our website.

Prof Deborah Ralston

Executive Director,

Australian Centre for Financial Studies

Co-ordinating body for MFSS