Our research across all areas of finance informs business practice, policy and regulation both nationally and internationally. We aim to produce key insights that lead beneficial economic and social change within Australia and across geographical and cultural boundaries. Our areas of interest include:
The Applied Portfolio Management program, run by the Discipline of Finance, enables undergraduate students to apply their academic knowledge and acquire practical skills by managing a portfolio of Australian equity securities using real money in real time through the University of Sydney Student Managed Fund.
The Fund has a dual mandate, designed to provide undergraduate finance students with hands-on equity analysis and portfolio management experience and to fund scholarships for disadvantaged students. Students have the unique opportunity to acquire practical investment management experience by forming, executing and evaluating the performance of investment recommendations.
Meet our academics and research students.
Professor Douglas Foster
Professor Suk-Joong Kim
Professor Susan Thorp
Fractional Professor Henk Berkman
Fractional Professor Iftekhar Hasan
Fractional Professor Stephen Satchell
Fractional Professor Andriy Shkilko
Fractional Professor Eliza Wu
Associate Professor Shumi Akhtar
Associate Professor Jamie Alcock
Associate Professor Graham Partington
Associate Professor Maurice Peat
Associate Professor Buhui Qiu
Associate Professor Joakim Westerholm
Adjunct Associate Professor Paul Martin
Thesis title: Equity-based compensation for executives and firm performance: Evidence from Australia
Supervisor: Susan Thorp
Thesis title: An empirical investigation on the post-earnings announcement drift and agorithmic trading
Supervisors: Douglas Foster, Joakim Westerholm
Thesis title: Strategic behaviour in corporations
Supervisors: Shumi Akhtar
Thesis title: The welfare implications of CDS trading
Supervisors: Jiri Svec, Andrew Ainsworth
Thesis title: Intangible assets and financial analysts herding behaviour
Supervisors: Juan Yao, David Johnstone
We run a regular seminar series, usually held on Fridays, 11am – 12pm. The seminar organiser is Lantian Liang.