Nuno Fernandes is Professor of Finance and Director of Strategic Finance at IMD, a top-ranked business school. IMD is ranked No. 1 in open enrollment programs worldwide (2012 and 2013) and No. 1 in executive education outside the United States (2008–2013) by the Financial Times. At IMD, Professor Fernandes directs the Strategic Finance program, as well as many partnership programs for leading international companies.
Professor Fernandes works with senior leaders and executive committees to help them with investment selection, financial strategies, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), international investments, risk analysis, and general governance issues. Professor Fernandes is a specialist in corporate finance, international financial markets, and emerging market risks. He has published in the leading international academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Portfolio Management. He speaks at business conferences in Asia, Europe, and North America, and is a regular contributor to the business press worldwide, including The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Professor Fernandes advises companies and financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East on formulating winning financial strategies, global portfolio investments, international valuations, M&As, risk management, and emerging market investments.
Professor Fernandes is Portuguese and holds a PhD from IESE Business School (Spain). Prior to joining IMD, he was Director of the Master in Finance (CFA Program Partner) at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics (Portugal) and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School (New York). His work has earned some distinguished awards, including the AEFIN prize and a grant from the FDIC (the US regulator for financial institutions). In 2008 he received the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank. This fellowship is conferred on the top researchers in finance worldwide.