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Biography

Md Akhtaruzzaman is a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Newcastle. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Akhtaruzzaman’s main teaching areas are financial institutions management, corporate finance, investments and business analysis. His research interests include asset pricing, financial contagion, interest rate risk and capital adequacy. He has published articles in Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and Applied Economics, among others. Outside of academia he worked as the Managing Director of SimArch Asia Pte Ltd in Singapore and Assistant Vice President of Mercantile Bank Limited in Bangladesh.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 19/08/2013
  • Master in Bank Management, National University- Bangladesh, 31/12/1998
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Dhaka - Bangladesh, 18/12/2003
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Banaras Hindu University, 13/11/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Asset Pricing
  • Capital Adequacy
  • Financial Contagion
  • Interest Rate Risk

Research expertise

My current research interests include asset pricing, financial contagion, interest rate risk and capital adeqaucy of banks.

Reviewer for A-ranked journals: Applied Economics and Quantitative Finance

Languages

  • Bengali
  • English
  • Hindi

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150200Banking, Finance And Investment40
150299Banking, Finance And Investment Not Elsewhere Classified30
150203Financial Institutions (Incl. Banking)30

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - CFA Institute, USA
  • Member - CFA Society of Sydney

Awards

Distinction.

2000Agrani Bank Award
Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Agrani Bank Award for achieving the highest mark in one of courses of the Diploma in Banking
1999Sonali Bank Gold Medal
Sonali Bank Limited (Bangladesh)
Sonali Bank Gold Medal for achieving First Position in Masters in Bank Management.
1993Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship
Banaeas Hindu University (India)
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship provided by the Government of India for pursuing Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

Recognition.

2005FMO Netherlands Technical Assistance Award
FMO Netherlands (Netherlands)
FMO Netherlands Technical Assistance Award to participate Training in Financial Risk Management conducted by Amsterdam Institute of Finance, the Netherlands

Research Award.

2009The Best RHD Publication Award 2009
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
The Best RHD Publication Award 2009 from Faculty of Business and Law, the University of Newcastle, Australia for publishing a research article on Basel II. (Akhtaruzzaman, M. (2009). Potential Impact of Basel II in Developing Economies: Experiment on Bangladesh. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 23, 46-61.)
2009Australian Postgraduate Award
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Australian Postgraduate Award for pursuing my PhD degree in Finance

Collaboration

I have research collaboration with Professor Abul Shamsuddin, Professor Steve Easton and Dr Paul Docherty, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle Business School, the University of Newcastle.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

I have worked as the Managing Director of SIMARCH Asia Singapore Pte Ltd, SIngapore. I served as the Assistant Vice President and Head, Research and Planning Division, Mercantile Bank Limited.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Business Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Investments

Teaching expertise

Financial Institutrions Management

Corporate Finance

Investments

Business Analysis

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Akhtaruzzaman MD, Shamsuddin AFM, Easton S, 'Dynamic correlation analysis of spill-over effects of interest rate risk and return on Australian and US financial firms', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 31 378-396 (2014) [C1]
2014Akhtaruzzaman MD, Docherty P, Shamsuddin AFM, 'Interest rate, size and book-to-market effects in Australian financial firms', Applied Economics, 46 3005-3020 (2014) [C1]
2009Akhtaruzzaman M, 'Potential Impact of Basel II in Developing Economies: Experiment on Bangladesh', International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 46-61 (2009)

Publications

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Journal article (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Akhtaruzzaman MD, Shamsuddin AFM, Easton S, 'Dynamic correlation analysis of spill-over effects of interest rate risk and return on Australian and US financial firms', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 31 378-396 (2014) [C1]
2014Akhtaruzzaman MD, Docherty P, Shamsuddin AFM, 'Interest rate, size and book-to-market effects in Australian financial firms', Applied Economics, 46 3005-3020 (2014) [C1]
2009Akhtaruzzaman M, 'Potential Impact of Basel II in Developing Economies: Experiment on Bangladesh', International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 46-61 (2009)
2006Akhtaruzzaman M, 'Economies of Scale in Banking', Bank Parikrama A Journal of Banking and Finance, 91-113 (2006)
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Conference (2 outputs)

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2014Akhtaruzzaman M, 'Dynamic correlation analysis of spill-over effects of risk and return on South Asia, EU and US stock returns', Annual Banking Conference Proceedings, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014)
2012Akhtaruzzaman M, 'Sensitivity of Australian Financial Firms to the level, slope, and curvature of interest-rate term structure', European Business Research Conference, Rome, Italy (2012)
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Grants and Funding

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Research Supervision

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Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman

Work Phone(02) 4985 4099
Fax(02) 4921 7398
Email
PositionsLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAccounting and Finance
Office
UNH325,
University House,
Newcastle City Precinct
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/md-akhtaruzzaman
Linkhttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/md-akhtaruzzaman