Russell Poskitt


  • The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Retired from the University of Auckland in early 2014 from position as Associate Professor (Finance) before moving to Perth for family reasons. Employed at UWA since mid-2016 in a teaching-only capacity.

Roles and responsibilities

Lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate finance programme at UWA.

Previous positions

University of Auckalnd (2002-2014)

Unitec Institute of Technology (2001)

University of Canterbury (1994-2000)

Christchurch College of Education (1991-1993)

Christchurch Polytechnic (1990)

Industrial relevance

Three years in a commercial bank, one year in a manufacturing company.

Teaching overview

Lectured in major fields of finance, including corporate finance, investments, derivatives, banking. Have also taught introductory statistics and economics.

Murdoch University (2016) - Treasury Management (BUS288), Credit and Lending Decisions (BUS308)

University of Western Australia (2015-2016) - Corporate Financial Policy (FINA2222), Business Analysis & valuation (FINA5523)

Curtin University (2015) - International Finance (FNCE 5011)

University of Auckland (2002-2014) - Financial Management (FIN 251), Modern Investment Theory & Management (FIN 361), Financial Risk Management (FIN 362), Financial Economics (ECON 351), Risk Management (FIN 762)

Unitec Institute of Technology (2001, 2014) - Managerial Finance (ACTY 5290), Financial Statements Analysis (ACTY 7292)

University of Canterbury (1994-2000) - Business Finance (AFIS 204), Financial Institutions and Markets (AFIS 214), Advanced Corporate Finance (AFIS 304), Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (AFIS 314), Derivative Securities (AFIS 616)


Poskitt, R., Dassanayake, W., 2015, ‘Modelling the lowballing of the LIBOR fixing’, forthcoming in International Review of Financial Analysis.

Abraham, M., Marsden, A., Poskitt, R., 2014, ‘Determinants of a firm's decision to utilize a dividend reinvestment plan and shareholder participation rates: Australian evidence’, forthcoming in Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.

Poskitt, R., 2013, ‘What drives issue spreads on commercial paper?: Evidence from New Zealand commercial paper tenders’, Pacific Accounting Review, 25, 3, 278-292.

Poskitt, R., Single, C., 2012, ‘What drives the cost of US dollar bond funding for banks?‘, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 20, 4, 460-478.

Poskitt, R., Waller, B., 2011, ‘Do liquidity or credit effects explain the behavior of the BKBM-LIBOR differential?‘, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 19, 2,173-193.

Marsden, A., Poskitt, R., Wang, Y, 2011, ‘The impact of New Zealand's disclosure reform on differential managerial disclosure behaviour for good news versus bad news firms‘, Pacific Accounting Review, 23, 3, 224-261.

Poskitt, R., Marsden, A., Nguyen, N., Shen, J., 2011, ‘The introduction of broker anonymity on the New Zealand Exchange‘, Pacific Accounting Review, 23, 1, 34-51.

Poskitt, R., 2010, ‘Price discovery in electronic foreign exchange markets: the sterling/dollar market‘, Journal of Futures Markets, 30, 6, 590-606.

Huang, M., Marsden, A., Poskitt, R., 2009, ‘The impact of disclosure reform on the NZX’s financial information environment, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 17, 4, 460-478.

Marsden, A., Poskitt, R., 2009, ‘An analysis of ASX price queries’, Australian Accounting Review, 19, 3, 217-230.

Elliffe, C., Marsden, A., Poskitt, R., 2008, ‘Impact of the approved issuer levy on New Zealand dollar domestic interest rates’, New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy, 14, 483-49.

Marsden, A. and Poskitt, R.N. and Wang, C. Y., 2008, ‘An empirical analysis of the NZX’s price query system’, Pacific Accounting Review, 20, 4-28.

Marsden, A. and Poskitt, R.N., 2008, ‘Price discovery in the AUD/NZD market’, INFINZ Journal, May, 22-28.

Poskitt, R., 2008, ‘Interest rate futures and forwards: evidence from the sterling futures and FRA markets’, Journal of International Financial Markets, Money and Instruments, 18, 399-412.

Poskitt, R.N., 2008, ‘In search of the convexity adjustment: evidence from the sterling futures and IMM FRA markets’, Journal of Futures Markets,28, 1-17.

Poskitt, R.N., 2008, ‘The truth about futures and forwards: evidence from high frequency data’, Global Finance Journal,18, 319-336.

Poskitt, R.N., 2007, ‘Benchmark tipping and the role of the swap market in price discovery’, Journal of Futures Markets, 27, 981-1001.

Marsden, A., Poskitt, R.N., 2006, ‘Continuous disclosure at NZX: more evidence’, Competition & Regulation Times, 21, 10-11.

Poskitt, R.N., Yang, P., 2006, ‘The impact of disclosure reform on information risk in NZX-listed stocks’, Pacific Accounting Review, 18, 47-69.

Poskitt, R.N., 2006, ‘Swap pricing: Evidence from the sterling swap market’, Global Finance Journal, 17, 294-308.

Poskitt, R.N., 2005, Bid/ask spreads in the foreign exchange market: an alternative approach, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 13, 562-583.

Poskitt, R.N., 2005, Are mining exploration stocks more prone to informed trading than mining production stocks? Australian Journal of Management, 30, 201 – 228.

Poskitt, R.N., 2005, Disclosure regulation and information risk, Accounting and Finance, 45, 457-477.

Marsden, A. and Poskitt, R. N., 2004, The pricing of instalments receipts: New Zealand evidence, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 7, 423-449.

Poskitt, R.N., 2002, An intraday test of pricing and arbitrage opportunities in the New Zealand bank bill futures market, Journal of Futures Market, 22, 519-555.

Poskitt, R.N., 1999, Price discovery in cash and futures interest rate markets in New Zealand, Applied Financial Economics, 9, 355-364.

Poskitt, R.N., 1998, The pricing of bank bill futures and FRA contracts in New Zealand, Accounting and Finance, 38, 245-264.

Poskitt, R.N., 1998, Price discovery in derivative markets: bank bill futures v FRA markets, Accounting Research Journal, 11, 270-283.

Poskitt, R.N. and Newberry, S. M.3, 1998, Current cost accounting and its revival in ED-82 - A reappraisal, Pacific Accounting Review, 10, 53-74.



Education/Academic qualification

Finance, PhD, Inter-market linkages: a study of the relationship between the bank bill and the bank bill futures market in New Zealand, University of Auckland

Award Date: 1 Dec 2001

Finance, MCom, Institutional investors, outside directors and the design of executive share option schemes in publicly-listed companies, University of Canterbury

Award Date: 1 Dec 1996

Banking, Diploma in Banking Studies, Massey University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1989

Economics, BSc(Hons), University of Canterbury

Award Date: 31 May 1975


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