Robert William Annabel
PhD Student

Robert William Annabel

Faculty of Business
School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Rob is third year PhD candidate. His research interests include corporate governance, industrial organization, and risk management. In his thesis, Rob is developing improved methods for inferring the corporate objective (e.g., profit maximisation, social responsibility, stakeholder value maximisation, etc) that institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, banks, insurance companies) encourage at publicly listed companies based on changes in company-level climate-change-related actions and outcomes (e.g. emissions, mitigation and adaptation). The first paper of his thesis titled ‘Firm-level GHG emissions and an institutional investor’s active ownership objective’ is currently available as a working paper on SSRN. This working paper has been presented at the 29th Global Finance Conference, 12th Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference and 29th CEPAR Colloquium.

Rob is currently a recipient of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) scholarship. He also has three years industry experience in actuarial consulting related to capital markets, banking and general insurance and over five years tutoring experience in a variety of courses, including actuarial theory and practice, probability and statistics, life insurance modelling, portfolio management and derivatives valuation, and game theory.

  • PhD Candidate, UNSW Sydney, expected 2024
  • Masters of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies, UNSW Sydney, 2020
  • Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Co-op) (Honours), UNSW Sydney, 2019
  • Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Fellow, 2021 to current
  • State Super Academic Scholarship recipient, 2020