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.
Building on his core research area of investments and financial markets, Jerry conducts both academic- and industry-oriented research. His research has attracted more than $1.5 million in funding from major grant making bodies such as the Australian Research Council as well as private entities like the Australian Securities Exchange and the Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (Canada). In the area of policy-making, Jerry has contributed to major commissions of inquiry, including the Commonwealth of Australia, Interim Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry; the Commonwealth of Australia, Financial System Inquiry; and the Federal Treasury, Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) legislation.
In his contributions to academia, Jerry is a member of the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of Financial Stability (Elsevier); Investment Analysts Journal (Taylor & Francis) and Review of Business (St Johns University, New York). He is a regular member of leading international conference committees, including the European Finance Association and Society of Financial Studies.
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