Based at the University of New South Wales, the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) is housed at Australia's leading business school, the Australian School of Business. The IGF works in collaboration with the New York University’s Volatility Institute. The IGF’s work with the NYU Volatility Institute focuses  on banks’ systemic risk, global financial stability and financial institutions. The IGF works with business and finance organisations such as PwC, Finsia and BlackRock and international institutions such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, with the aim of providing cutting edge research with policy applications for the finance industry and policy makers. Another objective of the IGF is the promotion of global prosperity by promoting financial policies which contribute to regional and global financial integration, amongst a number of other mechanisms.

The IGF aims to improve global prosperity and stability through collaboration with major international institutions and leading research organisations.