MGSM Faculty

Associate Professor Guy Ford

Pro-Dean, Associate Professor in Management (Finance)

BCom (UNSW), MBus (App Fin) UTS, PhD (UWS), SA Fin, FAAFM

Teaching Areas
  • Accounting, Banking & Finance
Research Area Affiliations
  • Finance

Contact Details
Phone:
  +61 2 9850 7813
Email:   Guy.Ford@mgsm.edu.au

research statement

Professor Guy Ford is a foremost expert in financial risk in banking institutions. Guy has published refereed research papers in domestic and international journals and presented his work at a number of domestic and international conferences. He is a founding co-editor of the Journal of Law and Financial Management and he has authored three books, covering finance and financial markets, and over 100 publications in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings.

contribution to management education

Guy Ford is an Associate Professor in Finance at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), where he teaches financial management, accounting for management, strategic finance, corporate acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He currently has responsiblity for the school’s three value-creating units: Award Programs, Executive Education and Research. From 2010 to 2012, Guy held the position of Deputy Dean and from 2005 to 2011 he was the school’s Director of Academic programs.

He has taught finance at University for 20 years, including University of NSW, Charles Sturt University, University of Western Sydney and Macquarie University. He also has developed and delivered programs for the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.

contribution to management practice

Formerly of the Group Treasury CBA, Guy was responsible for balance sheet risk management. He has delivered corporate and executive programs for many organisations including Woolworths, Goodman Fielder, Stockland, Canon, Qantas, ING Austalia, Pernod Ricard Pacific, Wattyl, BOC Australia, Crane Group, Telstra, Veolia Environnement, Sanofi-Aventis, Baxter and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Media Topics

  • Corporate Finance 
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Risk Management 
  • Game Theory 
  • Capital Allocation 
  • Performance Incentives

 

Publications

journal articles

  • Garrow, N., Ford, G., & Valentine, T. (2012). Corporate acquisitions in Australia: A binary analysis. The Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance, 7(1), 2-12.
  • Thia, H., & Ford, G. W. (2009). Delivery of Economic Benefits using Public Private Partnerships in the Development of Infrastructure Projects. International Review of Business Research Papers, 5(3), 214-226.
  • Petty, R., Cuganesan, S., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2009). Intellectual Capital and Valuation: Challenges in the Voluntary Disclosure of Value Drivers. Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 1(1), 1-7.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2008). Fair Value Impairment Testing Under IFRS: Examining Australia's Disclosure Quality. Financial Reporting, Regulation and  Governance, 7(1), 1-25.
  • Ford, G. (2008). Compensation Structure and Portfolio Selection in a Banking Firm. The Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance, 3(2), 27-42.
  • Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). New free framework. Monash Business Review, 3(1), 32-33.
  • Ford, G., & Sundmacher, M. (2007). Bank Credit Rating Dynamics. International Review of Business Research Papers, 3(4), 44-62.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). Are All Audits Born Equal?. The Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance, 2(1), 22-32.
  • Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2006). Empirical Evidence on the Use. Size and Cost of Executive Options Schemes in Australia. Research in International Business and Finance, 20(3), 340-347.
  • Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2006). A Governance Perspective on Executive Options Plans - Some Australian Empirical Evidence. Australian Accounting Review, 16(1), 75-84.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2006). Hybrid Financial Instruments, Cost of Capital and Regulatory Arbitrage - An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Applied Research in Accounting and Finance, 1(1), 43-55.
  • Finch, N., Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2006). Financial Statement Distortion: Hybrid Debt-Equity Securities. SCMS Journal of Indian Management, 3(4), 5-17.
  • Ford, G., & Petty, R. (2005). Executive Options Schemes - How much are they Costing and What do They Look Like?. Journal of Law and Financial Management, 4(2), 55-62.

books

  • Berk, J., DeMarzo, P., Harford, J., Ford, G. W., Mollica, V., & Finch, N. (2014). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance (Second Edition), Sydney, Australia. Pearson Education.
  • Valentine, T., Ford, G., O'hara, L., & Sundmacher, M. (2011). Fundamentals of Financial Markets and Instituions in Australia. Sydney, Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Berk, J., Ford, G., Finch, N., DeMarzo, P., & Harford, J. (2010). Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. Sydney, Australia: Pearson Education.
  • Valentine, T., Ford, G., Sundmacher, M., Edwards, V., & Copp, R. (2005). Financial Markets and Institutions in Australia (2nd Ed.). Sydney, Australia: Pearson.

book chapters

  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2010). “The Financial Crisis and Loan Impairment Provisioning in Asian Banks”. In G. N. Gregoriou (Ed.), The Banking Crisis Handbook, (pp. 335-352). New York, USA: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Ford, G.,  Carlin, T., & Finch, N. (2010). “Remuneration, Risk, and Financial Crisis”. In G. N. Gregoriou (Ed.), The Banking Crisis Handbook, (pp. 521-538). New York, USA: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Ford, G. W., Carlin, T., & Finch, N. (2009). “Value at Risk, Capital Standards and Risk Alignment in Banking Firms”. In G. N. Gregoriou (Ed.), The VaR Modeling Handbook: Practical Applications in Alternate Investing, Banking, Insurance and Portfolio Management , (pp. 97-122). New York, USA: McGaw-Hill.
  • Ford, G. W., Sundmacher, M., Finch, N., & Carlin, T. (2009). “Operational Risk Disclosure in Financial Services Firms”. In G. N. Gregoriou (Ed.), Operational Risk Toward Basel III: Best Practices and Issues in Modeling, Management, and Regulation, (pp. 381-395). New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). “Misadventure and the Form of Payment in Corporate Acquisitions”. In G. N. Gregoriou & K. Neuhauser (Eds.), Mergers and Acquisitions: Current Issues, (pp. 27-41). New York, USA: Palgrave MacMillian.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). “A Deal Too Far: The Case of the Killer Acquisition”. In G. N. Gregoriou & K. Neuhauser (Eds.), Mergers and Acquisitions: Current Issues, (pp. 234-248). New York, USA: Palgrave MacMillian.
  • Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2006). “Empirical Evidence on the Use, Size, Concentration, and Cost of Executive Options Schemes in Australia”. In G. N. Gregoriou & M. Gaber (Eds.), International Accounting: Standards, Regulations and Financial Reporting. (pp. 387-400). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
  • Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2005). “The Options Holding Concentration Problem: Evidence from Australian Listed Corporations”. In T. A. Fetherston & J. A. Batten (Eds.), Asia Pacific Financial Markets in Comparative Perspective: Issues and Implications for the 21st Century (pp. 221-234). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier (Pergamon).

conference papers

  • Ford, G., Carlin, T., & Finch, N. (2010). Incentive Compatibility and the Internal Measurement of Risk in Banking Firms. Asian Finance Association & International Financial Management Association. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Finch, N., Carlin, T., Doherty, C., & Ford, G. (2008). An examination of the practice of goodwill disclosure among Australian firms during 2007. 20th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues (pp.1-43). Paris, France: California State University.
  • Finch, N., Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2008). Insights into Profit Quality through Goodwill Impairment Disclosures - An Australian Case Study. 20th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues (pp. 1-28). Paris, France: California State University.
  • Thia, H., & Ford, G. (2008). Delivery of Economic Benefits using Public Private Partnerships in the Development of Infrastructure Projects. 9th International Business Research Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Cuganesan, S., Ford, G., & Finch, N. (2007). Balanced Scorecards for Strategy Implementation: Perspectives from Recruitment Industry. International Management Accounting Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). When Inconvenient Observation Meets Comfortable Myth - A Fresh Look at Audit Quality. APIRA 2007 (pp. 1-20). Auckland, New Zealand: APIRA Triennial Conference.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). Goodwill Impairment - An Assessment of Disclosure Quality and Compliance Levels by Large Listed Australian Firms. 2007 AFAANZ Conference (pp. 1-24). Gold Coast, Australia: The Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Petty, R., Cuganesan, S., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). Challenges for Firms in Disclosing the Value of their Intellectual Capital. Allied Academies International Conference, Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies (pp. 63-69), Jacksonville, Florida, USA: Allied Academies.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2007). Two Cases in Independent Assessment of Impairment Testing Robustness. Effective Decision Making Through Knowledge Management, 9th Annual Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute conference (pp. 1-9). Bangkok, Thailand: National Institute of Development Administration.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2006). Transaction Risks in Acquisition Arising From the Form of the Payment Structure. Engagement and Change: Managing in a Free Trade Environment, 3rd International Conference on contemporary Business (pp. 1-15). Leura, Australia: Charles Sturt University.
  • Finch, N., Ford, G., Cuganesan, S., & Carlin, T. (2006). The Scaling Property of Randomness: The Impact of Reporting Frequency on the Perceived Performance on Investment Funds. The Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Annual Conference (pp. 25-29). New Orleans, USA: Allied Academies.
  • Sundmacher, M., & Ford, G. (2006). Operational Risk Disclosures in Financial Institutions. Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance Conference (pp.5-9). New Orleans, USA: Allied Academies.
  • Ford, G., & Sundmacher, M. (2006). Capital Standards and Risk Alignment in the Banking Firm. Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance Conference (pp. 11-15). New Orleans, USA: Allied Academies.
  • Ford, G., Carlin, T., & Finch, N. (2006). Do Hybrid Instruments Lower the Cost of Capital. Academy of Commercial Banking and Finance Conference (pp. 31-35). New Orleans, USA: Allied Academies.
  • Carlin, T., Finch, N., Ford, G., & Petty, R. (2006). Is a Uniform Hurdle Rate Relevant in a Banking Firm?. Asian FA/FMA 2006 (pp.1-17), Auckland, New Zealand: Department of finance, Banking & Property Development.
  • Finch, N., & Ford, G. (2006). Opportunities for Creative Disclosure: Distortions in the Calculation of MER. Asian FA/FMA 2006 (pp. 1-15). Auckland, New Zealand: Department of finance, Banking & Property Development.
  • Finch, N., Ford, G., & Carlin, T. (2006). Measuring the Impact of Hybrid Financial Securities on the firm Cost of Capital. The Third International Business Research Conference (pp. 1-6). Melbourne, Australia: World Business Institute.
  • Carlin, T., Ford, G., & Finch, N. (2006). Magic Pudding or Regulatory Arbitrageur's Friend? The Use of Hybrid Debt Equity Securities by Australian Listed Corporations. AFAANZ 2006 Annual Conference (pp. 1-26). Wellington, New Zealand: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2006). Does the size and Holding Concentration of Executive Options Scheme have consequences for Firm Financial Performance?. AFAANZ 2006 Annual Conference (pp.1-34). Wellington, New Zealand: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Carlin, T., Ford, G., & Petty, R. (2006). The Voluntary Reporting of Intellectual Capital: A Study of Hong Kong Companies over Time. International Conference on Business and Information (pp. 1-10), Singapore: Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research.
  • Carlin, T., Ford, G., & Petty, R. (2006). A Review of the Size and Cost of Executive Options Scheme in Australia - Empirical Evidence and Some Policy Considerations. International Conference on Business and Information (pp. 1-12), Singapore: Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research.
  • Carlin, T., Ford, G., & Petty, R. (2006). Examining the Longitudinal Voluntary Disclosure by Companies of Their Intellectual Capital. Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Singapore.
  • Carlin, T., & Ford, G. (2006). Trick or Treat? Evidence on the Performance of Impact of Executive Option Schemes in Australian Listed Companies. 29th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (pp. 1-1). Dublin, Ireland: European Accounting Association.
  • Carlin, T., Ford, G., & Finch, N. (2005). The Use of Extended Reporting Frameworks in Australia. Allied Academies International Internet Conference (pp. 17-21). Memphis,USA: Allied Academies Inc.
  • Ford, G., & Sundmacher, M. (2005). Integrating Governance and Risk-Preference in Banking Institutions. The 3rd Financial Markets Asia-Pacific Conference (pp. 1-29). Sydney. Australia: University of Western Sydney.

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