PhD (Finance), MBA (Finance) - Edith Cowan University
MPhil (Higher Education) - University of New South Wales
BCom (Finance Hons Cum Laude) - National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Leadership Course - The Wharton School
Graduate - Australian Institute of Company Directors
Dr Jerry Parwada is a Professor of Finance at UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia. He served as Head of School - Banking and Finance at UNSW from 2011-2017 and as Director of Academic Strategy 2019-2022. His research specializes in investment management and financial markets. Among several governance roles, Jerry has been instrumental in the launch of the Adviser Ratings Licensee Rating system in Australia and is the Chair of its independent Ratings Committee. He is a member of the FINSIA Industry Council for Institutional Markets and serves as an independent non-executive director of a not-for-profit and a central bank.
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.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMISSIONS/INQUIRIES
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
My Research Supervision
Raphael Jonghyeon Park (UNSW Business School)
Martin Bakundana (Rozetta Institute)
Qobolwakhe Dube (Rozetta Institute)
Primrose Gurira (Midlands State University)