This area focuses on:
- the valuation of companies, including the valuation of potential targets for corporate acquisitions;
- the evaluation of proposed new investment projects;
- the estimation of the corporate cost of capital, identifying and evaluating appropriate asset pricing models, analysing risk and uncertainty and identifying key value drivers;
- the impact of market stress (e.g. the Global Financial Crisis) on corporate valuation;
- assessing a firm’s optimal capital structure.
This area focuses on risk and return analysis relevant to financial institutions and issues that lead to stable financial systems.
Specific areas of investigation include:
- competitiveness and efficiency of banks;
- assessment of equity and credit risk;
- the impact of the GFC;
- benchmarking institutional performance;
- predicting bank performance and governance in financial institutions.
Investment and Portfolio Analysis
This area of research responds to the increasing complexity of financial markets, their securities and systems. Projects encompass evaluation and risk of managed funds and portfolios.
Research activities include:
- dynamic portfolio allocation in conditions of global investment uncertainty;
- hedging in portfolio management;
- asymmetric financial risk exposure;
- portfolio volatility;
- sustainable investment;
- the impact of market stress on investment decision making;
- assessing the impact of market sentiment.
Managerial Incentives and Corporate Governance
This area of research focuses mainly on issues related to improving corporate governance of firms.
Specific areas of research interest include but are not limited to:
- determinants and consequence of board structure, ownership structure and executive remuneration on various firms’ specific outcomes such as performance, investment and financing decisions;
- different board committee activities;
- corporate litigations;
- succession planning;
- auditors’ independence;
- post-GFC governance reforms;
- shareholder activism.
Our research provides vital, high-level advice to large firms in the areas of risk management, investment decisions, superannuation funding, share trading portfolio management and the financial factors influencing firm performance.
This interdisciplinary program develops graduates analytical rigour needed for for a high-powered career in finance and economics, whether in Australia or beyond.
The Bachelor of Commerce combines core business and analytical skills with specialist knowledge, ensuring graduates can effectively adapt to the ever-changing global business environment.
Be a critical thinker to solve real business problems and make confident decisions throughout your career. This program will challenge you to push your limits and refine your skills to boost your career outcomes.
Enhance your skill set needed to advance your career. This program will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to tackle the today’s business challenges through your choice of specialisation.
Associate Professor in Finance | Discipline Leader - Finance
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Professor of Finance | Director, Accreditation
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Senior Lecturer | Master of Commerce Program Leader
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