Associate Professor Scott Donald
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Scott Donald

BEc, LLB, LLM (Distinction), CFA, PhD

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

Scott Donald is an Associate Professor in the School of Private and Commercial Law.  Scott joined the Faculty in 2010 after a successful career in the funds management industry advising governments, superannuation funds, insurance companies and fund managers on investment strategy, governance and regulation.  Scott teaches corporations, trusts and superannuation law at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.  He regularly presents at academic, professional and industry conferences in Australia and overseas and publishes in both the academic and professional press on research related to financial services regulation, governance and superannuation policy.

Location
Room 226 Law Building UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Books | 2019
    Donald S; Degeling S; Bryan M; Vann V, 2019, A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107445499
    Books | 2016
    Bryan M; Degeling SE; Donald S; Vann V, 2016, A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Donald S, 2020, 'The Pension Fund as a ‘Virtual’ Institution', in Agnew S; Davies P; Mitchell C (ed.), Pensions. Law, Policy and Practice, pp. 111 - 125, https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/pensions-9781509922727/
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Vines P; Donald S, 2019, 'Introduction: Is Statutory Interpretation in Private Law Distinctive?', in Vines P; Donald S (ed.), Statutory Interpretation in Private Law, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 2 - 14, https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760022051
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Donald S, 2018, 'Climate Change and fiduciary investors: weathering a disaster scenario', in Lyster R; Verchick RRM (ed.), Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law Barriers and Opportunities, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 366 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781786430038.00030
  • Edited Books | 2019
    Vines P; Donald S, (ed.), 2019, Statutory Interpretation in Private Law, Federation Press, Sydney, https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760022051
    Edited Books | 2017
    Donald S; Butler Beatty L, (ed.), 2017, The evolving role of trust in superannuation, Federation Press, Sydney, http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760021597
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Donald S, 2022, 'Modern challenges to the prudence expected of pension fund trustees', King's Law Journal
    Journal articles | 2021
    Donald S, 2021, 'Between a rock and a hot place; super fund trusteeship at the coalface', Australian Superannuation Law Bulletin, vol. 32, pp. 171 - 178
    Journal articles | 2021
    Donald S; Walpole S; Teele Langford R, 2021, 'Regulating for Loyalty in the Financial Services Industry', Company and Securities Law Journal, pp. 355 - 373
    Journal articles | 2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Donald MS, 2020, 'The Pension Trust: Fit For Purpose?', Modern Law Review, vol. 82, pp. 800 - 832, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12438
    Journal articles | 2020
    Donald S, 2020, 'Delegation by Superannuation Fund Trustees', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 319 - 340
    Journal articles | 2020
    Donald S, 2020, 'Parallel streams? The roles of contract, trust, tort and statute in superannuation funds and managed investment schemes', Journal of Equity, vol. 14, pp. 151 - 179
    Journal articles | 2020
    Donald S, 2020, 'Regulating Superannuation in the Shadow of the Twin Peaks', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 31, pp. 57 - 70
    Journal articles | 2019
    Donald S; Le Mire S, 2019, 'Independence in Practice: Superannuation Fund Governance through the Eyes of Fund Directors', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 42, pp. 300 - 334, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/article/independence-in-practice-superannuation-fund-governance-through-the-eyes-of-fund-directors/
    Journal articles | 2018
    Donald S, 2018, 'A servant of two masters? ‘Managing’ conflicts of duties in the Australian funds management industry', Journal of Equity, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 33
    Journal articles | 2018
    Donald S, 2018, 'Whither Customer Protection in Financial Services?', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 404 - 405
    Journal articles | 2018
    Donald SS; Butt A; Foster FD; Thorp S; Warren G, 2018, 'One size fits all? Tailoring retirement plan defaults', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 145, pp. 54 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.11.022
    Journal articles | 2017
    Butt A; Donald MS; Foster FD; Thorp S; Warren GJ, 2017, 'Design of MySuper default funds: influences and outcomes', Accounting and Finance, vol. 57, pp. 47 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acfi.12134
    Journal articles | 2017
    Donald SS, 2017, 'Application of the Basel III Framework to Cash Deposits Held by APRA-regulated Superannuation Funds', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 28, pp. 33 - 47, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411493200002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Donald S; Bateman H; Buckley R; Liu K; Nicholls R, 2016, 'Too Connected to Fail: The Regulation of Systemic Risk within Australia's Superannuation System', Journal of Financial Regulation, vol. 2, pp. 56 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jfr/fjv010
    Journal articles | 2016
    Donald SS; LeMire S, 2016, 'Independence and the governance of Australian superannuation funds', Australian Journal of Corporate Law, vol. 31, pp. 80 - 103
    Journal articles | 2015
    Donald MS, 2015, 'Imperial Tobacco - up in smoke?', Trust Law International, vol. 29, pp. 39 - 39
    Journal articles | 2015
    Donald MS; Butt A; Foster FD; Thorp S; Warren G, 2015, 'The Australian superannuation system post Stronger Super: views from fund executives', Law and Financial Markets Review, vol. 9, pp. 106 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17521440.2015.1052668
    Journal articles | 2015
    Donald SS; Nicholls R, 2015, 'Bank custodians and systemic risk in the Australian superannuation system', Journal of Banking and Finance: Law and Practice, vol. 26, pp. 25 - 38, https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599409
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ormiston J; Charlton K; Donald MS; Seymour RG, 2015, 'Overcoming the Challenges of Impact Investing: Insights from Leading Investors', Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, vol. 6, pp. 352 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19420676.2015.1049285
    Journal articles | 2014
    Donald SS, 2014, 'The ‘proper’ approach to a trustee’s right to indemnity out of trust assets', Journal of Equity, vol. 8, pp. 283
    Journal articles | 2014
    Donald SS; Ormiston J; Charlton K, 2014, 'The potential for superannuation funds to make investments with a social impact', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 540 - 551, http://www.westlaw.com.au/maf/wlau/app/document?docguid=If8f073c164ba11e49109f68a450e3a1e&tocDs=AUNZ_AU_JOURNALS_TOC&isTocNav=true&startChunk=1&endChunk=1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Donald MS, 2013, 'Regulating for fiduciary qualities of conduct', Journal of Equity, vol. 7, pp. 142 - 167
    Journal articles | 2011
    Donald S, 2011, 'What's in a Name?: Examining the Consequences of Inter-legality in Australia's Superannuation System', Sydney Law Review, vol. 33, pp. 295 - 318, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=124389011543629;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2010
    Donald S, 2010, 'Prudence under pressure', Journal of Equity, vol. 4, pp. 44 - 70
    Journal articles | 2009
    Donald , 2009, 'All aboard the PDS Titanic', JASSA - Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia, vol. 2009, pp. 29
    Journal articles | 2009
    Donald S, 2009, 'The competence and diligence required of trustees of a 21st century superannuation fund', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 50 - 62
    Journal articles | 2008
    Donald S, 2008, 'The Prudent Eunuch: Superannuation Trusteeship and Member Investment Choice', Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice, vol. 19, pp. 5 - 19
    Journal articles | 2008
    Donald S, 2008, '`Best` Interests?', Journal of Equity, vol. 2, pp. 245 - 273
    Journal articles | 2008
    Donald S; Taylor NAJ, 2008, 'Does “sustainable” investing compromise the fiduciary duties owed by superannuation trustees?', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 47 - 61
    Journal articles | 2006
    Donald S, 2006, 'Risk: an Uncommon Deviation', JASSA - Journal of the Securities Institute of Australia, vol. Winter, pp. 30 - 32
  • Working Papers | 2015
    Nicholls R; Donald S; Liu K, 2015, It's a Small World after All: Using Social Network Analysis to Investigate Systemic Risk in the Australian Superannuation Sector, http://dx.doi.org
  • Other | 2021
    Donald S, 2021, Super fund underperformance in the rear-view mirror
    Other | 2020
    Donald S, 2020, APRA Heatmaps — turning up the heat on the superannuation industry
    Other | 2020
    Donald S, 2020, Addressing chronic underperformance in the superannuation system
    Other | 2019
    Donald S, 2019, DIY or delegate? The key governance challenge for super fund boards’, LexisNexis
    Other | 2019
    Donald S; Yu S, 2019, Superannuation fund governance after the Royal Commission
    Other | 2018
    Donald S; Le Mire S, 2018, Drawing the ruler over Board Performance Assessments, Lexis Advance Pacific, http://lexisweb.lexisnexis.com.au/JournalOverview.aspx?id=201830SLB00300034_00002
    Other | 2017
    Donald SS, 2017, On rights, powers and duties
    Other | 2017
    Donald SS, 2017, The show must go on: the theatre of an annual members’ meeting
    Other | 2017
    Donald SS, 2017, The world according to Bernie
    Other | 2016
    Other | 2016
    Donald MS, 2016, Of covenants and pygmy hippos
    Other | 2015
    Donald MS, 2015, Conflicts of duty – the black sheep of equity
    Other | 2015
    Donald MS, 2015, Managing the potential for conflict
    Other | 2014
    Donald MS, 2014, Australia's Financial System Inquiry: some preliminary observations, ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, http://dx.doi.org/10.5235/17521440.8.2.107
    Other | 2014
    Donald MS; Vrisakis M, 2014, A Governance Committee? Really?
    Other | 2013
    Donald MS, 2013, Having a Super Impact
    Other | 2013
    Donald MS, 2013, Speculation. It’s a state of mind
    Other | 2013
    Donald MS, 2013, Too Many Rules?
    Other | 2013
    Donald MS; Hodkinson C, 2013, In a Spin over 360 Capital
    Other | 2012
    Donald SS, 2012, All Aboard the Clapham Omnibus
    Other | 2012
    Donald SS, 2012, When Size Matters
    Other | 2010
    Gallagher DR; Donald MS, 2010, JASSA in the period 1999 to 2009: A retrospective