Based at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, the Institute of Global Finance (IGF) is housed at Australia's leading Business School and one of the top 5 in the Asia Pacific region, the UNSW Business School. The IGF is hosted by the School of Banking and Finance at the UNSW which is amongst top 15 Banking and Finance Schools in the world in terms of publications in the top three finance journals. The IGF works, in collaboration with the NYU Stern Business School’s Volatility and Risk Institute. The IGF’s work with the NYU Volatility and Risk Institute focuses on banks’ systemic risk, global financial stability and financial institutions. The IGF works with business and finance organisations such as KPMG, PwC, and BlackRock and International Institutions such as the World Bank and the Asian Development 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, sound and effective global governance by studying and analysing the importance of “trust”, transparency, universal participation, the interdependence of individuals, companies, financial markets and national and international policy makers.