Michael Dempsey is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University. Prior to this he was with Monash University and Griffith University, having previously been at Leeds University, United Kingdom. He also has many years’ experience working for the petroleum exploration industry in the Middle East, Egypt, Aberdeen and London. His PhD was obtained in Astrophysics. His teaching responsibilities have been in corporate and investment finance, international finance, derivatives and financial engineering. He is an active researcher and research supervisor in the area of financial markets and the formation of asset prices, where he has continued to publish as well as referee major journal articles.