Konark is an Associate Professor at the School of Banking and Finance, UNSW. He is also the Academic Program Director of the Master of Financial Analysis program. He teaches course related to investing, financial econometrics, and financial technology.
Konark's research expertise and industry experience includes various aspects of portfolio construction such as portfolio optimization, asset allocation, factor investing, and macro-finance. He also researches the asset management industry's organization, and how fund manager incentives and their efforts in producing original research influences their alpha production.
Konark also works on the connection between financial markets and climate risk.
Konark has published in top finance journals including Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Corporate Finance. His research has also been published in leading industry journals such as Journal of Portfolio Management. His research received media coverage in Forbes, UBS's "Academic Research Monitor", the Practical Applications journal, and Barclay's "Trending Academic Research".
From This Author
Australian interest rates will continue rising until speculators stop betting that housing investments are risk-free, writes UNSW Business School's Associate Professor Konark Saxena
A growing number of economists are predicting a US recession is on the cards, which could have a potentially significant effect on the Australian and global economies