- Congratulations to our 2019 CFA scholarship winners
19 December 2018
Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre announces the winners of its Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) student scholarships for 2019. The winners are Zhenfei E, Simon Kohn, Anthony McInnes, Meng Xu, and Michael Xu.
- Congratulations to MAFC's 2017 Melbourne graduates and award winners
20 March, 2018
On 15th March, MAFC celebrated its 23rd Melbourne graduation. 35 graduates join MAFC’s alumni community of 5,500 graduates networked across 43 countries around the globe.
MAFC warmly congratulates our 2017 graduates and prize winners, with special mention to Michael Jukes who was awarded the Prize for "Best Overall Performance in Melbourne" for 2017.
- Congratulations to our 2018 CFA scholarship winners
18 January 2018
Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre announces the winners of its Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) student scholarships for 2018. The winners are Regan Burrows, Regina Choi, Paul Grace, Yuan Guo, Will Hart, Peter White and Ning Yang.
- NAB / MAFC Women's Mentoring 2017 Program End of Year Celebration
18 December 2017
Earlier this month, we celebrated the fifth year of our NAB/MAFC Women's Mentoring Program which, since 2013, has continued to address the imbalance of female participation in senior management in financial services. MAFC and Macquarie University's strong partnership with NAB has been crucial in developing and delivering this positive and progressive program for women in the finance industry. In its 5 years, 27 mentees, selected from Melbourne and Sydney, have successfully completed the program.
- MAFC Alumni Events 2017 (Sydney & Melbourne)
18 December 2017
In recent weeks, we held MAFC Alumni Events both in Sydney and Melbourne where our alumni, academic staff and guest speakers, Professor Tom Smith, an environmental finance expert at Macquarie University, and Mr. Julian Turecek, Head of Assets at Energy Australia, Honorary Fellow and MAFC alumnus joined together for an evening of conversation.
Tom and Julian provided their own unique perspective on the transformation of energy: what does the investment climate look like for investments in renewables and clean technology?
The recording of the presentation is available for viewing.
- Macquarie’s Master of Applied Finance students get a treasury edge
11 September 2017
Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre (MAFC) is the first university in the Australasian region to become an Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) Accredited Univeristy – meaning graduate students can now earn credit towards an internationally recognised professional treasury accreditation.
The ACT develops professional education standards and professional development for corporate treasurers, their banking partners and advisors – offering internationally recognised professional qualifications respected by employers worldwide.
As a result of the new partnership, students completing certain units in Macquarie University’s Master of Applied Finance program will be eligible for the ACT Certificate in Treasury, and will gain exemptions from three of the four units required to complete the Diploma in Treasury Management. Once the final unit is completed, they qualify for Associate Membership of the ACT.
- Macquarie University City Campus featured in Indesign Live
12 July 2017
Macquarie University City Campus (MUCC) was featured in Indesign Live's article 'What Is Best-Practice For The ‘Agile Education’ Space?' by Emily O'Brien.
The new campus offers state of the art teaching and learning facilities, spectacular views of Sydney and a shared office space for the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, MGSM and Faculty of Business and Economics.
Read the article here: http://www.indesignlive.com/home-slides/macquarie-university-sydney-dwp
- MAFC Melbourne Alumni Event, June 2017
Al Clark, Global Head of Multi-Asset at Nikko and MAFC senior lecturer shares how geopolitics impacts investment decisions.
From Brexit to the European refugee crisis, ISIS to North Korean missile launches, South China Sea skirmishes and Donald Trump. The list of potentially destabilising geopolitical events seems to be growing by the day. Al Clark, Master of Applied Finance alumnus and Global Head of Multi-Asset at Nikko Asset Management recently joined MAFC’s teaching faculty. Al shared his research and insights into geopolitics and the potential impact on asset allocation decisions.
- MAFC Alumni event May 2017 – Telstra Group Executive New Businesses Cynthia Whelan talks technology driven change
It took more than 60 years before 50 million users drove cars, four years for that number of people to adopt the internet, 28 years for credit cards, six months for Instagram, and just 19 days for Pokémon Go. Global technology has been the most dynamic in the world disrupting every sector, including finance, according to Telstra Group Executive and MAFC alumna Cynthia Whelan. Whelan tells alumni at this year’s MAFC’s Alumni and Awards Event, ‘what matters now is the ability to learn quickly, to adapt and evolve.’
- MAFC Awards celebration May 2017 – congratulations to our MAFC award winners
“Think about what you’ve achieved with your technical skills but also about what other skills you’ve brought into your toolkit such as resilience, empathy and strong communication,” said Telstra Group Executive New Businesses Cynthia Whelan in her keynote at this year’s MAFC awards celebrations. Opened by Associate Professor Anne Cooper and Professor Stephen Brammar, the celebrations saw 19 MAFC award winners represent our high-achieving Master of Applied Finance graduates for 2017.
- Simon Russell - What’s really behind our Federal Budget 2017 policies?
29 May 2017
While most attention for Budget 2017 will be on policies, arguably the bigger driver of budget outcomes will be the forecasts that are largely beyond the government’s control and out of the public eye – such as the iron ore price and the future of the Australian residential property market.
- 60 Seconds with Elizabeth Sheedy
22 March 2017
"60 seconds with Elizabeth Sheedy, Macquarie University Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies, associate professor" was published by InFinance at Finsia. Read the interview here: http://www.finsia.com/insights/news/news-article/2017/03/22/60-seconds-with-elizabeth-sheedy-macquarie-university-department-of-applied-finance-and-actuarial-studies-associate-professor
- Elizabeth Sheedy debates cultural change at the ASIC forum
Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy from AFC joined a 3 member panel that debated the extent to which cultural change is possible and how this can be achieved.
- MAFC in the media, February 2017
MAFC's media mentions this February.
- Senior female bankers don't conform to stereotypes and are just as ready to take risks
30 January 2017
Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy from the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre contributed the article 'Senior female bankers don't conform to stereotypes and are just as ready to take risks' to The Conversation.
- Welcome to the new Macquarie University City Campus!
Welcome to MUCC Macquarie University City Campus
The new facilities feature state of the art teaching spaces and study areas, where all MAFC units (core and elective) will be delivered from Term 1, 2017 including weekend classes.
Enjoy panoramic views from both levels and features a series of casual common spaces to meet, learn and study. Angel Place is a secured building in the heart of the finance district.
- Overcoming the hidden biases in financial forecasts
26 September 2016
Simon Russell presented a Finance Professionals Talk in Melbourne on 'Overcoming the hidden biases in financial forecasts'. In this talk Simon
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- Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre celebrates 10 years of teaching in Beijing
9 June 2014
On Friday, 6 June, Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre marked the 10 year anniversary of its teaching centre in Beijing.
Close to 1,000 students have been taught at the Beijing campus during its 10 year history, with many graduates of Beijing’s Master of Applied Finance hold senior positions in the banking and finance sector.
- The latest MAFC prize winners announced
19 June 2015
Big congratulations to the latest MAFC prize winners who were awarded their prizes at the recent Annual Alumni and Prize Winners’ Cocktail Reception, held on 11 June at the Museum of Sydney.
The night was a chance for the prize winners to celebrate their success as well as for MAFC alumni to catch up and network.
- MAFC’s Shane Magee awarded Dean’s Award for Curriculum Innovation
1 June 2015
Macquarie Applied Finance Centre is thrilled to announce one of our senior lecturers, Dr Shane Magee, has been recognised for his work in redesigning the Master of Applied Finance and was awarded a prestigious Dean’s Excellence Award in Curriculum Innovation at a ceremony on 13 May.
- Meet Sydney’s Overall Prize Winner for 2015
19 June 2015
MAFC would like to congratulate Dylan Rands, Sydney’s overall prize winner for 2015.
Dylan, who accepted the award at the prize winner ceremony at Sydney Museum on June 11 2015, reflected on why he choose to study the Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin) at MAFC and what he hopes to achieve in his career.