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21st Melbourne Money and Finance Conference - FinTech and Financial Innovation

On 18 and 19 July 2016, the Australian Centre for Financial Studies hosted the 21st annual Melbourne Money and Finance Conference, attended by 80 finance experts from industry, government and academia.

The focus of the conference for 2016 was the emergence of ‘FinTech’ (financial technology) and its implications for the financial sector, which proved a popular topic with a diverse set of papers presented.

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ACFS 2016 International Distinguished Lecture: A new Paradigm for Ageing in Australia

The 2016 ACFS International Distinguished Lecture was delivered by Simon McKeon AO, who spoke about the need to re-frame the debate about the ageing population, and the value of older workers.

Mr McKeon began his lecture by noting that Australia faces two important questions as the baby-boomer generation approaches retirement: how will we fund retirement for the largest and healthiest cohort of retirees in Australia’s history; and how can we ensure they enjoy a satisfying retirement?

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