Jonathan A. Batten is Professor of Finance at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also the managing editor of Elsevier’s highly ranked Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, which focuses on the financial market and regulatory behaviour. Before working in academia, he held senior treasury and risk management consulting positions with several institutions including Bank of Tokyo, Credit Lyonnais, IBM Consulting and Reuters Ltd. For Reuters he beta-tested financial their Money 3000 market pricing and trading system. His academic research work has recently focused on insider trading and market manipulation, bond pricing and corporate foreign exchange risk management in journals. He has also received several external research grants including from the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank on the development of fixed income markets in the Asia-Pacific region, the international payments organization SWIFT on the internationalization of the RMB, and the international regulator, the Bank for International Settlements on measuring financial market risk using SWIFT message traffic.
Professor Emawtee (Banita) Bissoondoyal-Bheenick research expertise is evidenced by various quality publications which include global studies on different product markets, namely stock, bond, structured products and foreign exchange markets in the are of risk, returns and investment. With a focus on the Australian market, her research extends to analyze the asymmetric relationship between order imbalance and realized volatility as well as volatility spillover between Australia and its major trading partners. As a successful recipient of various grants in the area of Australian Superannuation and global pension funds, she works extensively in the area of investment return and risk assessment to identify the major investment options available in the market for the retail investors. Her research has widely been disseminated to the industry via conferences as keynotes speaker, the recommendation to Australian Superannuation boards as well as provided several media experts comments. With her knowledge of investment and credit risk assessment as another major area of research, she is currently a member of the RMIT Investment Committee and Treasury Committee with key responsibility to assist the modelling in capital requirements, assessing the capital markets and advising of appropriate hedging techniques.
Associate Professor Angel Zhong is an award-winning RMIT finance researcher who specialises in empirical asset pricing and investor behaviour in financial markets. She is an editorial board member of two prestigious field journals (Finance Research Letters and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money). She is the recipient of the RMIT Awards for Research Excellence, Early Career Researcher (Enterprise) in 2021.
She is an aspiring academic with strong ties to the industry. Her research has strong investment applications for investors. She is a successful recipient of grants in the area of measuring mispricing and sentiment in the Australian equity market.
Angel remains engaged with external stakeholders while undertaking her academic responsibilities. Her research has frequently attracted significant mainstream media attention internationally. Her commitment to translating her research to improve the financial literacy and wellbeing of Australians has seen her recognised as the finalist of the Women in Finance Awards 2021 in Australia, in the category of Thought leader of the Year.
Xiaolu is a Senior Lecturer in Finance in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. Xiaolu has extensive teaching experience in Behavioural Finance, Investment and Risk Management. Her areas of research are empirical asset pricing, corporate decisions, investment decisions, ethical investment and emerging markets. She is interested in applying empirical methods to evaluate institutional and individual finance decisions. She has published her works in journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Finance Research Letters and International Review of Financial Analysis. Xiaolu has five years working experience in the finance industry, which facilitates her research and brings industry collaboration. She is also a CFA charter holder and actively involved in the CFA Melbourne society.
Dr. My Nguyen is a Senior Lecturer in Finance in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. She has extensive teaching experience in Corporate Finance, Banking and International Finance. Her research interest includes topics in sustainable finance, entrepreneurial finance, banking and corporate finance, specifically on ESG reputation, banking competition, ownership, corporate cash holdings, stock market liquidity, VC financing strategies and their success. She has published several papers in recognised domestic and international journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance and Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting. She has won several competitive academic and industry grants amounting to $330,000. Her papers have also won several best paper awards at well-recognised international conferences.
Dr Thao Tran is the Senior Lecturer in Finance and Program Manager of the Master of Finance program in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. She has extensive teaching experience in finance, having taught Finance courses in Australia and overseas encompassing Corporate Finance, Fundamentals of Finance, Money and Capital Markets, Risk Management and Derivatives. Her research specialises in the area of corporate finance, banking and energy markets. She has published in numerous internationally refereed journals including Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Accounting and Finance, Energy Economics, Emerging Market Review, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Finance Research Letters.
Dr Anh Le is a Lecturer in Finance in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. Anh is also the core member of the Financial Market and Sustainability Group (FMSG) at RMIT. Anh joined RMIT in 2018 after completing her Ph.D. in Finance from La Trobe University. Her research interests include corporate finance, trading behaviour of institutional and retail investors, and asset pricing. She has published in numerous international peer-reviewed journals including Energy Economics, Finance Research Letters, Accounting and Finance, ABACUS and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. She has extensive teaching experience across a wide range of finance courses such as Fundamentals of Finance, Corporate Finance, International Finance, and Investment and Portfolio Management.
Daisy Chou is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. Previously she held positions at the University of Otago, the University of Bath and La Trobe University. She was awarded a PhD from Queen's University of Belfast in the United Kingdom. She specialises in corporate governance and corporate finance. Specifically, her research interests are in the board of director behaviour, executive compensation, gender inequality, Asian economies and M&A activities. She has published in numerous leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the Journal of Banking & Finance, and others.
Daniel Chai is a senior lecturer in the School of Economics, Finance, and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. He obtained his PhD from Monash University. He specialises in empirical finance research with interests in empirical asset pricing, investments, stock liquidity, and corporate finance. He has published in numerous internationally refereed journals including Journal of Financial Research, International Review of Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis, Accounting and Finance and Australian Journal of Management.
Dr Gaoping Zheng is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance. She obtained Ph.D. in accounting from Tsinghua University and she is also a U.S. CPA. She joined RMIT in 2020. Before joining RMIT, she accumulated academic working experience at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China, at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and Monash University in Australia. Her current research interests are in the aspects of corporate finance, corporate governance, ESG and behaviour finance. She has published academic papers in the leading finance and accounting journals, such as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Management Accounting Research.
Dr Di Mo is a Lecturer in Finance at School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT university. Her research interests lay in volatility estimation and forecasting, commodity futures, alternative investments, empirical asset pricing and renewable energy. She received a Ph.D. in Finance and a B.Com with First Class Honours. Her research has been published in journals including Energy Economics, Economic Modelling, Journal of Commodity Markets, Financial Research Letters and Managerial Finance.
Dr Caroline Chen is a senior lecturer in Finance at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing of RMIT University. Caroline received her PhD from the University of Queensland. Her research has three distinct themes: the first is empirical corporate finance with the aim to understand the managerial decisions that affect firm value, investor behaviours and the overall economy; the second is environmental finance investigating the impacts of environmental issues on companies, investors and the markets; the third is risk management in uncertain environment. Her research has been published in renowned international journals.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.