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Gold, Martin L. Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business
  • Discipline: Finance
  • Sydney Business School, UOW (School)

Overview


Dr Martin Gold joined the University of Wollongong in 2003 following a successful career as a fund manager and investment analyst. Martin commenced his professional career in 1989 in accounting and actuarial roles at Colonial Mutual, Melbourne.

In 1993, he moved to Sydney to join ASSIRT Research (now Standard & Poor's), initially as a research analyst and became a shareholder in its parent company, Sealcorp Holdings Limited. As the firm's senior analyst, he led researchers who rated the majority of the Australian funds management industry, and gained extensive knowledge of institutional investment practices.

In 1997, following St George Bank's acquisition of Sealcorp Holdings Limited, Martin co-founded a private investment firm specialising in derivatives and innovative investment strategies. Between 2000 and 2001, he was an investment manager and specialist adviser with Royal SunAlliance (now Suncorp) overseeing in excess of $3bn of assets.

Research Overview


  • Martin commenced his PhD after deciding to pursue his second career as an academic. Martin's applied scholarship has examined investment theory and the business of wealth management. He is one of few scholars to examine the legal framework of fiduciary standards which govern managed investments and pension funds worldwide.

    Martin has maintained an active research profile focusing upon innovative investment strategies, corporate financial strategy, corporate governance, and public sector finance. His recent research work has focused upon innovation strategy (‘FinTech’ and platform business models) and analysing complex socio-technical systems, to better understand how lessons learned about safety within high-risk domains (finance, aviation, health, critical infrastructure) can improve outcomes for stakeholders and inform better regulatory design.

    Martin is a regular contributor to professional forums and his prize-winning research (including two JASSA merit awards) has received considerable media coverage. He was been invited to write OpEds for the Australian Financial Review dealing with topical issues including reforms of the public sector investment, financial sustainability, prudential regulation, and financial product design. 

    In 2003, Martin co-authored Corporate Governance and Investment Fiduciaries (Thomson) with Professor Paul Ali and Dr Geof Stapledon - the first specialist text of its kind in the Commonwealth. Martin’s PhD thesis, a multi-disciplinary exposition, critiqued the intellectual foundations of institutional investment, and the interaction of financial institutions and markets. The thesis was later expanded and published as a research monograph Fiduciary Finance: Investment Funds and the Crisis in Financial Markets (Edward Elgar) in 2011.

    Martin has been invited to present his research at international conferences held in Sweden (Stockholm School of Business), Norway (BI Norwegian School of Management), the United Kingdom (University of Surrey) and New Zealand (Econometric Society of Australasia). During his research sabbatical, he was a guest in Oslo and met with the officials responsible for managing Norway's national oil fund, one of the world's largest investment vehicles.

    As a ‘pracademic’, Martin leverages his deep experience undertaking industry-based research engagements. He has led several student cohorts (MBA and specialised undergraduates) completing applied research consultancy projects for several industry firms (including CareSuper, NAB Business Bank, IAG/Firemark Labs). He has also served as a program director for the Master of Business Administration and specialised undergraduate finance degrees.

    Recent research presentations/activities:

    ‘The CEO as the Pilot of a Corporation’, PACDEFF – The Pacific and Australasian CRM Developers’ and Facilitators’ Forum Annual Conference, Novotel on Collins, Melbourne - August 2017

    ‘Innovations in financial services: the economic and social promises of the ‘Fintechs’, Universities Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Conference, University of Surrey, United Kingdom - April 2018

    ‘In Search of New Business Models in Payments’, Australian Payment Summit 2018, Auspaynet/Currency Research, Hyatt Regency, Sydney - November 2018

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    The Conversation
    Volume
    13 April
    Pages
    1 - 2
    2008

    Published In
    Accounting, Accountability and Performance
    Volume
    14
    Pages
    35 - 56
    ISSN
    1445-954X
  • Book

    Year Title
    2010

    Publisher
    Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2009

    Published In
    QFinance: The Ultimate Resource
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury
    Pages
    325 - 327
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2008

    Published In
    ESAM08 Markets and Models: Policy Frontiers in AWH Phillips Tradition
    Pages
    1 - 29
    2008

    Published In
    The 6th Symposium on Accountability, Governance & Performance: Meeting Sustainability
    Page
    p. [25]

Full Name


  • Dr. Martin L. Gold

Mailing Address


  • Sydney Business School, UOW

    Level 9 Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place

    Circular Quay

    NSW

    2000

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Martin commenced his PhD after deciding to pursue his second career as an academic. Martin's applied scholarship has examined investment theory and the business of wealth management. He is one of few scholars to examine the legal framework of fiduciary standards which govern managed investments and pension funds worldwide.

    Martin has maintained an active research profile focusing upon innovative investment strategies, corporate financial strategy, corporate governance, and public sector finance. His recent research work has focused upon innovation strategy (‘FinTech’ and platform business models) and analysing complex socio-technical systems, to better understand how lessons learned about safety within high-risk domains (finance, aviation, health, critical infrastructure) can improve outcomes for stakeholders and inform better regulatory design.

    Martin is a regular contributor to professional forums and his prize-winning research (including two JASSA merit awards) has received considerable media coverage. He was been invited to write OpEds for the Australian Financial Review dealing with topical issues including reforms of the public sector investment, financial sustainability, prudential regulation, and financial product design. 

    In 2003, Martin co-authored Corporate Governance and Investment Fiduciaries (Thomson) with Professor Paul Ali and Dr Geof Stapledon - the first specialist text of its kind in the Commonwealth. Martin’s PhD thesis, a multi-disciplinary exposition, critiqued the intellectual foundations of institutional investment, and the interaction of financial institutions and markets. The thesis was later expanded and published as a research monograph Fiduciary Finance: Investment Funds and the Crisis in Financial Markets (Edward Elgar) in 2011.

    Martin has been invited to present his research at international conferences held in Sweden (Stockholm School of Business), Norway (BI Norwegian School of Management), the United Kingdom (University of Surrey) and New Zealand (Econometric Society of Australasia). During his research sabbatical, he was a guest in Oslo and met with the officials responsible for managing Norway's national oil fund, one of the world's largest investment vehicles.

    As a ‘pracademic’, Martin leverages his deep experience undertaking industry-based research engagements. He has led several student cohorts (MBA and specialised undergraduates) completing applied research consultancy projects for several industry firms (including CareSuper, NAB Business Bank, IAG/Firemark Labs). He has also served as a program director for the Master of Business Administration and specialised undergraduate finance degrees.

    Recent research presentations/activities:

    ‘The CEO as the Pilot of a Corporation’, PACDEFF – The Pacific and Australasian CRM Developers’ and Facilitators’ Forum Annual Conference, Novotel on Collins, Melbourne - August 2017

    ‘Innovations in financial services: the economic and social promises of the ‘Fintechs’, Universities Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Conference, University of Surrey, United Kingdom - April 2018

    ‘In Search of New Business Models in Payments’, Australian Payment Summit 2018, Auspaynet/Currency Research, Hyatt Regency, Sydney - November 2018

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2016

    Published In
    The Conversation
    Volume
    13 April
    Pages
    1 - 2
    2008

    Published In
    Accounting, Accountability and Performance
    Volume
    14
    Pages
    35 - 56
    ISSN
    1445-954X
  • Book

    Year Title
    2010

    Publisher
    Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Chapter

    Year Title
    2009

    Published In
    QFinance: The Ultimate Resource
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury
    Pages
    325 - 327
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2008

    Published In
    ESAM08 Markets and Models: Policy Frontiers in AWH Phillips Tradition
    Pages
    1 - 29
    2008

    Published In
    The 6th Symposium on Accountability, Governance & Performance: Meeting Sustainability
    Page
    p. [25]

Full Name


  • Dr. Martin L. Gold

Mailing Address


  • Sydney Business School, UOW

    Level 9 Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place

    Circular Quay

    NSW

    2000

    Australia