JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance, is a peer reviewed journal that publishes the latest technical analysis and cutting edge research in finance. 

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2016 issue 4: Risk culture in Australian banks

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Risk culture in Australian banks: Does size matter?

Elizabeth Sheedy examines risk culture in five Australian banks using psychometric survey methods to investigate the influence of bank size. This issue of JASSA also looks at the internationalisation of the RMB, governance standards and credit union boards, and trends in personal bankruptcies in Australia.

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2016 issue 3: Fintech and financial innovation special issue

Fintech and financial innovation special issue

Exclusive to Finsia members and subscribers, the current issue of JASSA includes a paper about the unexploited opportunities for finance practitioners in the HILDA Survey, as well as a special section of paper on fintech from the Melbourne Money and Finance Conference.

Fintech and innovation special issue

2016 issue 2: Superannuation special issue

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Men and over 50s tinker most with their super

Men tend to be more active when it comes to changing the settings of their superannuation funds than women, as do superannuants with larger account balances, according to a new research study.

Men and over 50s tinker most with their super

2016 issue 1: Dividend imputation special issue

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The pros and cons of scrapping dividend imputation

In a low-growth economy any barrier to future growth is fair game to be considered for removal, so it should come as no surprise that Australia’s beloved dividend imputation system is the target of some debate.



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A distinguished group of finance academics and industry practitioners lead JASSA’s editorial board.

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JASSA Prize 2015

Finsia awards the JASSA prize to the most innovative and insightful papers on the financial services industry. Among dozens of peer reviewed publications in 2015, the JASSA Prize was awarded to the papers below:

Backdoor listings in Australia

By Andrew Ferguson and Peter Lam

We study a large sample of Australian backdoor listings (BDLs) over the period from 1994 to 2014. BDLs account for roughly 13 per cent of all firms going public on the Australian Securities Exchange and are popular among hi-tech firms and those with foreign-domiciled assets. We find that the BDL market is likely influenced by the sentiment in the initial public offering (IPO) market, with the number of BDLs announced in a year being negatively (positively) correlated with the number of IPOs lodged (the percentage of IPOs withdrawn) in the prior year. Contrary to common belief, BDL transactions take longer to complete than IPOs, since they typically combine both a reverse takeover and the public listing process. Roughly three quarters of our sample raised equity capital as part of the BDL process.

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Renminbi trade invoicing: Benefits, impediments and tipping points

By Kathleen Walsh

This paper analyses a survey of Australian and Chinese corporates on renminbi (RMB) invoicing awareness, use and expectations. It considers the benefits of RMB trade invoicing as well as a range of factors that would appear to be discouraging its use in trade between Australia and China. It also identifies potential tipping points for increased RMB invoicing going forward.

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