Tim Kyng is senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. He completed a PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2011 at the University of Sydney. He previously completed a BSc degree in Pure Mathematics and a Master of Statistics degree in 2011 at the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Economics degree at Macquarie University in 1992. He qualified as an actuary in 1993 and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Actuaries and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Tim's research deals with the assessment of risk using sophisticated computer-based mathematical models and their application, such as pricing stock options and comparison of retirement village contracts for consumers. Tim worked in the financial services industry for several years, gaining experience in investment, banking, and insurance. Before joining Macquarie University in 1997 he was a consultant for Coopers & Lybrand, advising clients on financial risk management. The Institute of Actuaries of Australia appointed him the chief examiner for its professional examinations in Finance between 1996 and 1998, and again between 2002 and 2003.