Dr Thomas Ruf
Senior Lecturer

Dr Thomas Ruf

  • PhD Finance, University of British Columbia
  • MSc Mathematical Finance, University of Southern California
  • Diplom Business Mathematics, Universität Ulm
Business School
School of Banking and Finance

Thomas is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Banking and Finance. He holds a PhD from UBC and a MSc from the University of Southern California. He has been a visiting academic at the Financial Conduct Authority, the University of Technology Sydney, Simon Fraser University and most recently, Indiana University from 2018-2020.

+61 2 9065 1992
UNSW Business School - Ref E12 Level 3, Office 340

  • ASB Special Research Grant (SRG), 2013
  • Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship, 2011-2012

  • Best Paper Award Behavioural Finance and Capital Markets Conference, 2017
  • FMA Semi-Finalist for Best Paper Award, 2016
  • CAFM Best Paper Award, 2015
  • MFA Best Paper Award 2011

2014-2018: Academic PhD supervisor in the industry partnership with the CMCRC, Singapore Stock Exchange, Ontario Security Commission and the Financial Conduct Authority

My Teaching

  • FINS1613 – Business Finance
  • FINS1612 – Capital Markets and Institutions


  • MFIN6205 – Financial Risk Management for Financial Institutions
  • FINS5535 – Derivatives and Risk Management Techniques