The Finance Symposium 2020 invites finance experts to bridge the gap between academic and industry research, identifying key areas that will shape the future of the financial services industry.
This year the half-day virtual symposium will be in partnership with Q group and CFA Society Melbourne and will be themed around the impact of COVID 19 on markets, re-visiting the current new trends of investments including Energy Investments and Climate Finance among others.
School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University. A/Professor Bissoondoyal-Bheenick is an expert in credit risk and measures of default, by considering ratings; financial markets with focus on volatility; asset pricing, financial institutions, structured finance products ratings and financial crisis, and corporate ratings. She has published papers in high quality journals and books as well presented at conferences. She is currently a member of the RMIT Philanthropic Investment Committee and Women Researchers’ Network.
Senior Consultant, Pricing and Risk Analysis Vice President and Chair, Q Group. Dr Oscar Tian is a Senior Consultant at MLC Australia, as well as vice president and the chair of the Q group. He is the Associate Editor of ANZIAM (Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Journal. Dr Tian is also referee for a number of prestigious Aacademic journals including SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics (SIFIN), Quantitative Finance (QF), Parallel Computing (PC), Journal of Computational Finance (JCF), International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance (IJTAF), ANZIAM Journal.
Board Member CFA Society Melbourne. Winnie Wong was appointed to the CFA Society Melbourne Board in the University Engagement portfolio to build and strengthen university partnerships. Winnie is an investment professional with technical experience across investment management, equity research and banking. She is currently a Senior Investment Analyst, Portfolio Construction at HESTA. Winnie was the Founder of Assisted Outing, a social enterprise that focuses on accessible tourism. Winnie is also a member of the CFA Societies Australia Diversity Council and is a passionate champion for furthering the representation of women in the investment industry.
Chief Economist Industry Super Australia (ISA). Stephen Anthony has over 20 years of experience as a macroeconomist and fiscal policy specialist. Prior to his current role, he was the Director of Budget and Forecasting at the economic modelling firm, Macroeconomics. Stephen has also worked as a senior policy officer at both the Federal Treasury and Department of Finance in Canberra in fiscal policy and budget analysis.
Global Board Member CFA Society Melbourne. Maria Wilton has a thirty-year history in the investment industry with leadership experience in asset management and superannuation. In addition to her current role, she is Deputy Chair of Infrastructure Victoria and a Director of Victorian Funds Management Corporation and WorkSafe Victoria. Maria is also Chair of the National Diversity Council and a Member of the Advocacy Council of the CFA Societies Australia. She is a Trustee Director of Australia Post Super Scheme and a Member of the State Investment Advisory Board (Qld).
Professor of Finance School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University. Jonathan Batten is the managing editor of Elsevier’s highly ranked Emerging Markets Review and Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, as well as co-editor of Finance Research Letters. He has published in leading business and science journals including Chaos, Energy Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of International Business Studies.
Director of Research for Australia Research Affiliates. Mike Aked leads research and business strategy for Research Affiliates’ Australian division. Previously, he led the Asset Allocation team and continues to perform related research. Prior to joining Research Affiliates, Mike served as managing director at the University of Virginia Investment Management Company, where he worked on portfolio and risk management. He has also held positions at Sunsuper, an Australian superannuation fund, and UBS Global Asset Management across four continents. Mike holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of both the CFA Society Melbourne and Q-Group Australia.
Senior lecturer in Finance School of Economics, Finance and Marketing of RMIT University. Dr Caroline Chen’s research areas of interest include corporate finance, environmental finance and insider trading. Her research has been published in several renowned international journals. Caroline has taught across a wide range of finance courses and developed learning materials for Alternative Securities offered at RMIT. Caroline also holds a double Bachelor Degree in Actuarial Studies and Commerce, a Master of Actuarial Studies and a Master of Finance. Caroline is also an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
Lecturer in Finance School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University. Dr Thao Tran has extensive teaching experience in finance, having taught courses in Australia and overseas encompassing Corporate Finance, Fundamentals of Finance, Money and Capital Markets 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 and Emerging Market Review, and Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.
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. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer