John Handley is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Finance at the University of Melbourne. John has also been a regular Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU. John teaches courses in corporate finance, derivatives and financial markets at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His research interests are in corporate finance, cost of capital, valuation and the design of financial securities. His publications appear in leading scholarly journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial Engineering, Journal of Futures Markets, Australian Journal of Management as well as the Harvard Business School Case Collection. He has presented papers at various domestic and international finance conferences and provided expert advice to a range of corporate, government and professional clients. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, John worked in the corporate finance team of an international investment bank.