The Author – Professor Nuno Fernandes

Nuno Fernandes is Full Professor of Finance at IESE Business School. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Auditors of the Portuguese Central Bank (Banco de Portugal), Non-Executive (Member of Audit Committee) at the European Investment Bank, and a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute.

Professor Fernandes has a PhD in Management (Finance) from IESE Business School, and a degree in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Prior to joining IESE, he was the Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics. In addition, he was, for a decade, Professor of Finance at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland). At IMD, Professor Fernandes directed the Strategic Finance program, among other customized programs for leading international companies. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee for the World Economic Forum and the Portuguese Diaspora Council, and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia Business School (New York).

A specialist in valuation, international financial markets, and emerging market risks, Professor Fernandes has received numerous teaching and research awards. He has been published in leading international academic journals, including the Journal of Financial EconomicsReview of Financial StudiesJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of Financial IntermediationJournal of Applied Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Portfolio Management. He speaks at business conferences worldwide, and is a regular contributor to international media, including the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books and book chapters, including the book Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers (second edition), and The Value Killers: How Mergers and Acquisitions Cost Companies Billions—And How to Prevent It.

His work has been honoured with several awards and an FDIC grant (American regulator for financial institutions). In 2008, he was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship, an award given by the European Central Bank to the best researchers in finance worldwide. In 2015, he won the “Best Paper of the Year Award” in the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

Professor Fernandes regularly advises companies and financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East on formulating winning financial strategies, investments, international valuations, M&As, and risk management.