The Centre for Personal Finance and Superannuation (GCPFS) is an initiative of the Griffith Business School that dates back to 2004 when it was established and known as the Academic Centre for Financial Independence and Education. With the stellar growth in interest for Superannuation and Financial Advice, the GCPFS now seeks to support such ever changing and challenging environment.
Our final goal is to be able to share and transfer our bank of knowledge with industry, government organisations and the general public.
What we do
The centre undertakes innovative and high quality research projects in order to understand consumer investment, spending and general household financial management behaviour.
Our research excellence is driven by the comprehensive approach we give to all our projects. We integrate the expertise of our highly qualified team of academics and researchers, industry experience and the knowledge drawn from different disciplines including finance, financial planning, economics, accounting, business law and taxation.
We have received several research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and published our work in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance and the Journal of Futures Markets.
Knowledge Sharing and Transfer/Teaching - Related Activities
The Centre is actively working to share its knowledge and its currently focussed in creating opportunities to:
- Facilitate and actively participate in networking sessions, conferences and workshops to foster closer relationship between Financial Services professionals, industry and government organisations.
- Engage in activities lead by peak policy, strategy, advisory and planning bodies and, create secondment opportunities in any of our areas of expertise to and from the industry.
- Develop and deliver professional development programs and community driven learning programs.
- Promote subject-based research planning dialogues and roundtables with industry.