Chair of Finance
Adelaide Business School
Faculty of the Professions
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Ralf Zurbruegg is the Associate Head of Research within the Adelaide Business School and the Discipline Leader for Business Analytics. He has held a number of administrative appointments within the university including as Interim Dean, Head of School and Deputy Dean. He also serves on various committees both inside the University and in the private sector. Ralf has taught and held various visiting positions around the world, including the UK, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE and the US. He is a Justice of the Peace for South Australia, an endowment fund manager for two not-for-profit institutions, serves on the editoral board of several journals, is the academic convenor of the International Centre for Financial Services and a director of a quantitative investment solutions company. He regularly consults for industry, particularly for the hedge fund sector, as well as being an expert witness on a number of state and federal court cases. He has also appeared on television and been quoted in national newspapers over the years.
Date Institution name Country Title — London School of Economics United Kingdom BSc (Econ) — Manchester Business School United Kingdom MSc — Manchester Business School United Kingdom PhD
Date Title Institution name Country — GradCertHEd University of New South Wales —
'Development of Evolutionary Computation Processes to aid in Stock Selection Picking', with Thuy To, Martin Schmidt, Zbigniew Michalewicz,, ABP Pension Fund, 2005-07.
‘Reporting Methods for Superannuation Performance', with C. Cheong, IFSA (Financial Services Council), 2008.
ARC-Linkage, Survival of Australia's Family Farms: Capital Raising and Credit Access, with Stringer, R and Canil J. Partner ANZ Bank, 2009-2013.
‘Examination of the Impact of HomeStart loans on the South Australian Mortgage Market', with Mihaylov, G., HomeStart, 2010-2013.
ARC-Discovery, The Implications for Greying Australia of International Property Market Inter-Linkages, with Gerlach, R. and Wilson, P., 2010-2011.
ARC-Discovery, Computational Intelligence Methods for Financial Applications, with Z Michalewicz, 2010-2012.
ARC-Linkage, The Adequacy and Sustainability of Self-Managed Superannuation Funds: Governance, Performance, Asset Allocation, Fee Structure and Compliance, with Yawson, A. and Tretola, J., 2010-2013.
ARC-Linkage, Funding our future: perceptions of the value of financial planning advice, with C Plewa, J Sweeney, and Michayluk, D., 2012-2015.
EU Centre for Global Affairs. Signature research project on corporate governance in Asia, with D Boehe, 2015-2018.
CPA Australia. Best Practice Governance in the Not-For-Profit Sector, with Coram, P., Kent, P and Yawson, A. 2019.
Shenzhen Government Innovation Plan Grant. The application of artificial intelligence in financial portfolio management, (consortium lead by with Ghandar, A.) 2019-2020.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Principal Supervisor How does Investing in Derivatives Impact Investors' Behaviors on the Stock Market? Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Hoang Long Bui 2021 Co-Supervisor CSR Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Yanlin Liu 2021 Co-Supervisor The relation between payout policies and shareholder voting (Say on Pay provision (SoP) of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act) Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Zhichao Qiu 2021 Principal Supervisor The Effect That Short Selling Brings to Corporate Governance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Vivian Li 2020 Co-Supervisor TMT Confidence Dispersion and Corporate M&A Strategies and Performance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shihe Li 2018 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Sovereign Re-rating on Systemic Risk: An Analysis of The Sovereign Ceiling Policy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Abdul Wasi 2017 Co-Supervisor Informed Trading Around Corporate Bankruptcy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dinh Trung Nguyen
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Does Firm-Level Political Risk affect Mergers and Acquisitions? Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Yanlin Liu 2018 - 2020 Principal Supervisor The bright side of belief dispersion within TMTs Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Shihe Li 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Advertising's Financial Market Outcomes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shujie Liu 2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Strategic Responses of Firms to Product Market Competition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Anutchanat Jaroenjitrkam 2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Tone at the Top: The Influence of CEO Personal Characteristics on Corporate Financial Reporting and Environmental Responsibility Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Thuy Lien Nguyen 2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Hierarchical Complexity and Corporate Opaqueness Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhengyi Zhao 2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor The Determinants of Financial Analysts' Performance: Analyses using Quasi-Natural Experiments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Thi Mai Lan Nguyen 2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor The asymmetric impact of positive and negative news on stock return synchronicity Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Sha Lu 2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Cities and Corporate Social Performance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Ngoc Hanh Thi Tran 2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The Role of Information Asymmetry and the Level of Market Trading Activity in Shaping the Time-to-Maturity Pattern of Futures Return Volatility Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hoang Long Phan 2013 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Banking Regulation and Corporate Governance: An Empirical Study of Chinese Banks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yishu Fu 2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Essays on the impacts of household financial decision making Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr George Mihaylov 2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor PRO-RIS and Customer Engagement in Complex Services Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sylvia Chee Yeng Ng 2010 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Nature versus Nurture: The Influence of Personal Attributes and Traits in Determining an Individual's Risk Taking in Trading Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Gary Tan 2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The Significance of Shareholder Right Limiting Provisions during Merger Waves: An Empirical Investigation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Ivan Obaydin 2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Cross-Listing and Firm-Specific Information: Evidence from Chinese A-Shares and H-Shares Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Shan Li 2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor How Foreign Trades Affect Domestic Market Liquidity: A Transaction Level Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yessy Peranginangin 2009 - 2012 Principal Supervisor An Empirical Examination of Informed Trading in the Option Market Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Thi Thanh Van Le 2008 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Explaining the information content and completion rates of on-market repurchase programs conducted in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Graeme Gould 2007 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Computational Intelligence for Equity Portfolio Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Adam Mostafa Ghandar 2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor The Sensitivity of Returns of Non-Bank Financial Institutions to the Fixed Income and Equity Markets Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time APrf Chee Cheong 2004 - 2011 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Changes of Capital Regulations on Bank Capital and Portfolio Risk Decisions: A Case Study of Indonesian Banks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Ratna Derina 2004 - 2010 Principal Supervisor Corporate Governance in the Islamic Banking System in Pakistan: The Role of the Shari'ah Supervisory Boards Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Hussain Rammal 2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor The Return-Volume Relationship for emerging Markets - Analysis of the Internet Technology Bubble in the United States Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Syed Zamin Ali 2002 - 2007 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Macroeconomic Announcements on the Australian Fixed Income Market Master of Commerce Master Part Time Mr Nixon Mak
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