Dustin Weiss

University: University of Wollongong

Academic supervisors: Dr Ivy Zhou & A/Prof Andrew Ainsworth

Industry partner: ASX

Academic Background and Work Experience


Dustin completed a Master of Applied Finance with a double degree in Investing and Corporate Treasury at the University of Wollongong. Before pursuing his studies in Australia, he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Finance, Accounting and Taxes from the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Germany.
Dustin works with his industry partner, ASX, within the Securities & Payments and Distributed Ledger Technology Solutions divisions, focusing primarily on ASX’s proposed CBDC Use Cases for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Research Project. His research emphasizes the potential impact of these Use Cases on liquidity and market efficiency in Australia’s equity market. Dustin is passionate about conducting empirical research in market microstructure, derivatives markets, and financial market infrastructure.


Thesis Topic


CBDC Use Cases in Clearing and Settlement Systems and its Implications for Financial Markets
The thesis focuses on new clearing and settlement services that require the implementation of CBDC. Dustin’s research will highlight the potential economic benefits of these Use Cases, particularly their implications for liquidity in financial markets. ASX has a history of innovating Financial Market Infrastructure and is investigating whether CBDC can improve investor protection, capital efficiency, and market quality while promoting financial stability.


About ASX

ASX acts as a market operator for a range of asset classes, offering listings, trading, clearing, settlement, technical and information services, technology, data and other post trade services.


What part of the business is the researcher involved in?

ASX’s Securities & Payments and Distributed Ledger Technology Solutions