Jerry was educated at St Ignatius College in Harare, Zimbabwe, obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) degree from the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe, a Master of Philosophy (Higher Education) degree from the University of New South Wales, as well as Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Finance from Edith Cowan University. He has studied leadership at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jerry Parwada is a Professor of Finance and Director of Academic Strategy at UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia and a Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business, New York University. He served as Head of School - Banking and Finance at UNSW from 2011-2017. Jerry's research specializes in investment management and financial markets and is published in world leading journals in his discipline. He has experience in investment banking and consulting to industry on issues relating to funds management, security valuation and market quality. He has been instrumental in the launch of the Adviser Ratings Licensee Rating system and is the Chair of its Rating Committee. He is a member of the FINSIA Industry Council for Institutional Markets. Jerry has served on the Credit Suisse Endowment Advisory Council and the Management Committee of the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (now Rozetta Institute). He is a regular speaker at local and international industry and academic forums, is a member of a central bank board, and runs a volunteer network of experts for the development of early career and aspiring financial economics researchers in African countries.