DR DAMIEN CANNAVAN
CEO | Principal Consultant
Dr Damien Cannavan is CEO and founder of the innovative software company Bespoke Insights. Principal to Bespoke Insights Consulting Services, his expertise is chiefly in financial economics, particularly in the areas of corporate finance, valuation, option pricing, dividend imputation and econometric analysis.
Damien has been a consultant to industry over the last twenty years, providing advice to both private and public sectors with a particular focus on corporate finance, valuation and modelling. He has conducted empirical research for corporate clients and his research findings have been utilised in numerous cost-of-capital decisions in regulatory settings and court cases.
Damien also has considerable professional experience in both investment banking and equities research.
Damien has instructed students at numerous institutions around the world, including Harvard University. In 2017 he was awarded the UQ Business School postgraduate teaching prize. Damien’s research is largely in corporate finance, with a particular focus on cost of capital issues. His PhD thesis examined dividend imputation tax credits and his research has been published in the top echelon of finance journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics.
Damien holds numerous academic qualifications, including a Doctor of Philosophy, Masters of Arts (Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws.