Research Collaboration

The Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) is a think tank jointly established by Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia to enhance human capital development and talent management across the financial services industry in Asia. Each year, AIF embarks on research collaborations with the academia and in continuing with the tradition, we are now calling for interested parties to participate in the collaboration for the year 2018.

The research focus for the year will be in the areas listed below:
  • Competencies for the Digital World
  • Big Data Analytics: Opportunities, Concerns and Security
  • The FinTech Opportunity in the Malaysian FSI Landscape
  • Talent Branding
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in FSI
  • Innovation in FSI – Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Potential collaborators can submit their applications by forwarding a letter of intention to collaborate with AIF together with the completed ‘Research Fund Application Form’ to the address below:

Research and Publication Committee
Asian Institute of Finance
Unit 1B-05 Level 5 Block 1B
Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Alternatively, potential collaborators can submit scanned documents of their letter and application form to:

Download the Research Fund Application Form.

The closing date for the applications for collaboration on 2018 AIF research is Friday 5.00pm, 12 January 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the research collaboration project.

The committee will assess all applications on merit and will notify applicants whether their application has been successful. Research projects are typically up to 4 months in duration with funding of up to MYR50,000.

For additional information about the research collaboration, please contact us at:

Email :
Tel : +603 2787 1935/ 1903
Fax : +603 2787 1900