Finance; Funds management; Asset pricing; Market efficiency.
Anna von Reibnitz is a Senior Lecturer in Finance, Convenor of the Finance Masters programs and Co-Convenor of the ANU Student Managed Fund. Anna’s research interests include funds management, asset pricing and market efficiency, with a particular focus on the risks and rewards of active investing. Her research has been published in a number of top-ranked finance journals including Critical Finance Review, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and Australian Journal of Management. She actively collaborates with industry, and has undertaken macroeconomic research for the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Anna’s focus on industry engagement and application underpins her research-led teaching practices, and has resulted in National accolades such as the Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence.
Return Dispersion and Fund Performance: Australia - the Land of Opportunity? with Ying Cao and Geoff Warren, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 2020, 60:101269.
A review of the return-illiquidity relationship, with Jozef Drienko and Tom Smith, Critical Finance Review, 2019, 8:127-171.
When Opportunity Knocks: Cross-Sectional Return Dispersion and Active Fund Performance, Critical Finance Review, 2017, 6:303-356.
Company Responses to Exchange Queries in Real Time, with Jozef Drienko and Stephen Sault, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 2017, 45:116-141.
The Impact of Liquidity and Transaction Costs on the 52-Week High Momentum Strategy in Australia, with Jenni Bettman and Stephen Sault, Australian Journal of Management, 2010, 35:227-224.
Debt-for-Control Investing in Asia: Nine Entertainment Company, with David Smith and Grant Fleming, Darden/McIntire Business Case series, 2017, In Press.
Awards and Prizes
2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence
2017 Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
2015 ANU College of Business and Economics Award for Teaching Excellence
2014 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
2011 ANU Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
2010 ANU College of Business and Economics Award for Excellence in Tutoring
Scholarships and Prizes
2010-12 Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Doctoral Study
2010-12 ANU Research Supplementary Scholarship
2009 ANU College of Business and Economics Honours Scholarship
2009 ANU University Medal
2009 Goldman Sachs JBWere Prize for best Honours graduand in Economics or Commerce
2009 India Association of Australia Prize - CBE for most outstanding Honours result
2008 Ernst and Young Prize in Accounting Theory
2008 Ernst and Young Prize in Auditing
2007 Australian Finance Conference Prize in Corporate Finance
2007 GSL Tucker Memorial Prize for best result in History of Economic Thought (Honours)
AFAANZ Research Grant, “Luck or Skill in the Success of Active Bets?” 2013-2014
External engagement related to the Student Managed Fund
Current service roles at ANU:
Convenor of the Finance Masters programs
Finance PhD Committee Member
College of Business and Economics Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee Member
Anna has taught Undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses in Financial Markets and Systems, Corporate Finance and Portfolio Construction, and is Course Convenor of the ANU Student Managed Fund. She supervises students at Honours, Masters and PhD levels.
Anna has received multiple awards as an educator, including at the National level with an Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence in the Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies category. She has also received the College of Business and Economics Award for Teaching Excellence, an Australian National University Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and the College of Business and Economics Award for Excellence in Tutoring.
Student Managed Fund (FINM3009/3010/6009/6010) Course Convenor
Applied Portfolio Construction (FINM8016)
Portfolio Construction (FINM3008)
Applied Foundations of Finance (FINM7006)
Corporate Finance (FINM2001)
Applied Corporate Finance (FINM7007)
Advanced Corporate Finance (FINM8004)