Anup Basu


Anup Basu

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Anup Basu is a Visiting Faculty Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor at the Centre of Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) in Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane.

He is an internationally renowned expert in the field of pensions, investments, and behavioural finance. Basu’s research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals, and has made significant impact on public policy and industry practice. His work has been presented in the joint hearing of the United States Government Department of Labor and the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), cited by the World Bank, IMF policy research report on pension plans, OECD Working Party on Private Pensions, the US Government Accountability Office, the US Senate Hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, and the Australian Government's Review of the Australian Superannuation System.

Basu has been the recipient of several research grants from the government and industry and has been a consultant and advisor to government bodies, regulators, and companies including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Queensland Investment Corporation, UniSuper, and FINSIA, the peak industry body for finance professionals in Australia. His latest research on ageing and financial decision-making has attracted large grants from Australian Research Council and Dementia Australia.

Basu has been a thought leader in the field of investments product design including innovation in the design of lifecycle or target-date funds for retirement plan investors. His work has been influential in the adoption of lifecycle investment options by a growing number of superannuation funds in Australia. He is also the founder of QUT’s student managed investment fund.

Basu is a regular commentator in media and his work has been covered by media on numerous occasions including articles in the Financial Times, Pensions and Investments, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, Canadian Business, Gulf News, Business Review Weekly, Sydney Morning Herald, and the Daily Telegraph