The School of Banking and Finance at the UNSW Business School celebrated its 25th anniversary on the 6th November with a keynote address from Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize Winner in Economic Sciences, Professor Robert C. Merton.
The School, which has produced alumni such as Yellow Brick Road's Mark Bouris and counts Macquarie Bank CEO Nicholas Moore among its supporters, plays a leading role in improving financial markets in Australia and around the world.
Pre-eminent accounting and finance professor Philip Brown (of Ball and Brown (1968) fame) was an academic in the school. Ball and Brown's research changed the nature of world financial markets, transforming our understanding of the effect of corporate disclosure on share prices, and of earnings releases in particular. The School is closely associated with influential bodies such as the Securities Institute and the Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre.
The prestigious anniversary dinner at the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, in Sydney included alumni leaders, senior industry partners, regulators, business advisory councils and the members of the Business School.