Bernard is the Head of the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the University of New South Wales.
He is a Fulbright Scholar, and obtained his PhD (2007) from the Australian National University.
Prior to his return to academia, Bernard worked in the Sydney office of Actuarial Consultants Tillinghast-Towers
Perrin, and his contributions to the profession during this period were recognized by the Institute of Actuaries of
Australia by the award of the Melville Practitioner's Prize (with Paul Carrett).
His current research interests span three main areas: optimal asset allocation and asset liability management,
optimal dividend and capitalisation policy for risk business, the modelling of dependence in stochastic
processes, as well as the interaction between the aforementioned problems.