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Dr Adam N. Walk


Adam N. Walk is a consulting financial economist specialising in the areas of investment governance, pension finance, and investments. Adam is a Director of Drew, Walk & Co. and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia. His research has been published in the Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Retirement. In parallel, Adam serves as a board member of the Archdiocesan Development Fund, and a member of the Investment Committee, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane, and as Deputy Chair and Trustee of Campion College. He received his Ph.D. in the field of financial economics from Griffith University, is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst®, and a Certified Investment Management Analyst®.

With his colleague Dr Michael E. Drew, Adam has recently co-authored a new book – “Investment Governance for Fiduciaries” – that will be released in 2018 by the CFA Institute Research Foundation.


Brisbane Boys’ College, 1989.
B.A., Politics, University of New South Wales, 1994.
Graduate, Australian Defence Force Academy, 1994.
B.Bus., Banking and Finance, Queensland University of Technology, 1998.
M.App.Fin., Applied Finance and Investment, Financial Services Institute of Australasia, 2006.
Ph.D., Financial Economics, Griffith University, 2012.
G.Cert.Theol., University of Newcastle, 2017.

Other Current Affiliations

Board Member, Archdiocesan Development Fund, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Member, Investment Committee, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.
Deputy Chair & Trustee, Campion Institute.
Deputy Chair & Director, Campion Foundation.


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Senior Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia [SF Fin].
Fellow, Governance Institute of Australia [FGIA].
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators [FCIS].
Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors [FAICD].
Master Member, Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association [MSAFAA].
Member, CIMA Society of Australia™.
Member, American Finance Association.

Certifications, licences and accreditations

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RG146 Accreditation.
Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® [AIFA®].
Chartered Secretary.
Certified Investment Management Analyst® [CIMA®].*

* Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks “CIMA®,” and “Certified Investment Management Analyst®.” Use of CIMA® and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.

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