An online tool that tracks international regulatory developments in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis has been launched at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). The portal, hosted by UNSW’s Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation (CLMR), is designed to become the most comprehensive of its kind.

The portal collates and evaluates regulatory agendas, charts responses from industry and provides independent analysis in the form of academic papers and opinions, podcasts and video downloads. The portal allows users to filter resources according to date, sector and within and between national, regional and international environments.

“It’s designed to ultimately become the Bloomberg of international regulation,” said website developer and CLMR director, Professor Justin O’Brien. “The aim was to develop a diagnostic and evaluative tool for practitioners, academics and policymakers wherever they are in the world,” Professor O’Brien said.

“The sheer scale and complexity of the regulatory agenda post-GFC necessitates a comprehensive and independent service to map and assess the impact within and across the prudential and market conduct regulatory arenas,” he said.

The platform was built in conjunction with scholars at leading research institutions across the world as well as leading practitioners. Regulatory developments are addressed across five key areas: Compliance, Ethics, Deterrence, Accountability and Risk.

A video clip in which Professor O’Brien outlines the ambition of the centre can be found on You Tube .

The web portal can be accessed through

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