The Bespoke Insights Consulting Team

The team at Bespoke Insights are centrally involved in every project, providing advice, analysis and reports that are tailored to our clients’ requirements. 

  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.

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.

 
  DR RONGHONG HUANG    Lead Consultant   Dr Ronghong Huang brings a strong combination of industry insights and academic rigor as Lead Consultant to Bespoke Insights. Ronghong advises on issues relating to cost of capital, valuation, financial modelling and economic regulation.  Ronghong holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Queensland. He currently lectures finance courses at the University of Queensland. Ronghong’s research work has been published in leading academic journals and was also featured in the London School of Economics Business Review.  In a previous role with Aurizon, Ronghong provided advice to senior executives regarding complex regulatory issues such as asset stranding risk, the treatment of inflation in regulatory frameworks and the pricing of real options. Ronghong also has extensive experience in regulatory submissions, and managed the UT4 and UT5 rate of return submissions to the Queensland Competition Authority.   

DR RONGHONG HUANG

Lead Consultant

Dr Ronghong Huang brings a strong combination of industry insights and academic rigor as Lead Consultant to Bespoke Insights. Ronghong advises on issues relating to cost of capital, valuation, financial modelling and economic regulation.

Ronghong holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Queensland. He currently lectures finance courses at the University of Queensland. Ronghong’s research work has been published in leading academic journals and was also featured in the London School of Economics Business Review.

In a previous role with Aurizon, Ronghong provided advice to senior executives regarding complex regulatory issues such as asset stranding risk, the treatment of inflation in regulatory frameworks and the pricing of real options. Ronghong also has extensive experience in regulatory submissions, and managed the UT4 and UT5 rate of return submissions to the Queensland Competition Authority.

 

  DR KHOA HOANG    Senior Consultant   Senior Consultant for Bespoke Insights, Dr. Khoa Hoang, is a Lecturer in Finance at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland. He holds a Ph.D. and Bachelor of Commerce with First-Class Honours from the University of Queensland. Khoa’s research has been presented in major national and international conferences and published at leading academic journals.   With a focus on financial economics, his research expertise includes cost of capital estimation, earnings and returns predictability, corporate valuation, applied financial econometrics, option pricing, and simulation analysis. Khoa has been involved in various consulting projects such as:     - Development of a liquidity model to quantify investable value for emerging equity markets.  - Conduct simulation analysis to evaluate fund performances.  - Fama-French factors construction to estimate cost of capital.  - Testing Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) with ex-ante expectations.   

DR KHOA HOANG

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant for Bespoke Insights, Dr. Khoa Hoang, is a Lecturer in Finance at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland. He holds a Ph.D. and Bachelor of Commerce with First-Class Honours from the University of Queensland. Khoa’s research has been presented in major national and international conferences and published at leading academic journals.


With a focus on financial economics, his research expertise includes cost of capital estimation, earnings and returns predictability, corporate valuation, applied financial econometrics, option pricing, and simulation analysis. Khoa has been involved in various consulting projects such as:

 

- Development of a liquidity model to quantify investable value for emerging equity markets.

- Conduct simulation analysis to evaluate fund performances.

- Fama-French factors construction to estimate cost of capital.

- Testing Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) with ex-ante expectations.

 

  WILSON LIU    Senior Consultant     
  
   
  
    
  
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    Wilson Liu is Bespoke Insights’ regulatory modelling expert. Wilson has been providing policy, economic and financial analysis for both regulators and regulated businesses for the better part of the last decade. Wilson has performed complex economic and financial analysis for regulators, such as the Queensland Competition Authority. He has also helped organizations, such as Aurizon, achieve business objectives and deliver services in strategic regulatory development,analyse commercial policy options, and negotiate with stakeholders, He has also heavily contributed towards regulatory submissions revenue adequacy, administration and compliance obligations.  Wilson has advanced skills in modelling, programming and other technical skills.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering from the prestigious Singapore Polytechnic.

WILSON LIU

Senior Consultant

Wilson Liu is Bespoke Insights’ regulatory modelling expert. Wilson has been providing policy, economic and financial analysis for both regulators and regulated businesses for the better part of the last decade. Wilson has performed complex economic and financial analysis for regulators, such as the Queensland Competition Authority. He has also helped organizations, such as Aurizon, achieve business objectives and deliver services in strategic regulatory development,analyse commercial policy options, and negotiate with stakeholders, He has also heavily contributed towards regulatory submissions revenue adequacy, administration and compliance obligations.

Wilson has advanced skills in modelling, programming and other technical skills.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics (with Honours) from the University of Western Australia, as well as a Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering from the prestigious Singapore Polytechnic.