Professor Talis Putnins, Professor of Finance, Chief Scientist of the Digital Finance Co-operative Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney.
Professor Putnins’ research interests include several aspects of financial markets - their design and market microstructure, decentralised finance and blockchains, and forensic finance including market manipulation, insider trading, and criminal financing. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Review of Finance. Professor Putnins regularly serves as a policy advisor and consultant to governments, stock exchanges, financial institutions, and DeFi projects.
Associate Professor Peter Kien Pham, Professor of Finance at the University of New South Wales.
Professor Pham is an Associate Professor in the School of Banking and Finance at UNSW, and previously held an academic position at the University of Sydney. His research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance and capital raisings, with particular focus on business groups, multinational firms and entrepreneurial firms. He has published in leading journals such as Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and Journal of Banking and Finance. He currently serves in the role of President of the Vietnam Finance Association International.