Research and Consulting
Principle research goals of ICFS include:
- ARC Linkage grants and contract research for industry. The development and provision of
- Research relating to marketing of financial services, superannuation and managed fund performance, property finance, venture capital, market conduct, impact of regulation and operations.
- The coordination of applications for both industry and government research grants.
- The Centre also encourages and supports students to undertake doctoral studies within the general area of the financial services industry and negotiates industry scholarships to support this initiative.
Our research staff are a combination of academics from within the University, coupled with long-standing senior practitioners from the managed funds and wealth management industry.
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The Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index – April 2017Below are the latest findings of the Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index. FINANCIAL PLANNING ADVICE SATISFACTION INDEX May 2017 FINAL Young clients more likely to scrutinise adviser ability IFA 060617Wed, 21 Jun 2017
Case of high anxietyConsumers may be reluctant to seek advice but a little homework can help, writes Anthony Keane from The Advertiser. Report co-author Dr George Mihaylov, from the University of Adelaide’s International Centre for Financial Services, said advisers’ financial knowledge could act as a double-edged sword, educating clients but also creating an incentive for them to dominate […]Mon, 10 Apr 2017
When size matters: A closer look at SMSF performanceIn this report we use a comprehensive dataset to have a closer look at SMSF (self-managed superannuation fund) performance. Using longitudinal data from 20,121 unique SMSFs starting from the 2008-2009 fiscal year until 2014-2015, we examine fund characteristics that contribute to large SMSFs outperforming the smaller ones. These characteristics include the diversification of SMSFs by […]Tue, 7 Feb 2017
The Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction IndexTo view the latest findings of the Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index please go to the Lifeplan website. Articles quoting the index: Financial Observer – Wealth creation priorities change with age Money Management & Independent Financial AdviserFri, 5 Dec 2014
University of Adelaide and AMP to form SMSF Centre of ExcellenceThe International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) at the University of Adelaide together with AMP have agreed to form a Centre of Excellence in self-managed super funds (SMFSs), the first of its kind in Australia. The centre is expected to be operational by the end of 2014. Using AMP’s expansive SMSF database and the expertise […]Fri, 3 Oct 2014
The Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction IndexTo view the latest findings of the Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index please go to the Lifeplan website. See articles quoting the index here. See isentia article here. See Financial Planning article here.Mon, 16 Jun 2014
The Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction IndexTo view the latest findings of the Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index please go to the Lifeplan website.Mon, 22 Apr 2013
Financing of Local Government Service Delivery into the Future: Discussion PaperThis discussion paper was prepared by Associate Professor Barry Burgan and commissioned but the Local Government Association. View the Media Release here. The discussion paper can be found on the LGA website at www.lga.sa.gov.auSun, 27 Jan 2013
Review of APRA Investment Performance Statistics of the Australian Superannuation IndustryThe International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS) has today released a ‘Review of APRA Investment Performance Statistics of the Australian Superannuation Industry’. The report was commissioned by the Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA) who requested the ICFS provide an independent and objective view on the way in which APRA report and interpret the data […]Mon, 28 Jul 2008
The Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index – latest findingsDownload media reports on the latest findings of the Lifeplan ICFS Financial Advice Satisfaction Index. Further information on the Index can be viewed here.Sat, 26 Jul 2008