My research interests are on corporate finance, governance and common ownership by large institutional shareholders. As well, I have an interest in Fintech.
My focus has been on understanding how corporate governance mechanisms provide value to firms and impact different business policies such as acquisitions, investment, and compensation.
Currently, I am working on how common ownership by institutional shareholders may impact executive incentives and corporate decisions of firms in their portfolio. As well, I am interested in the role of shareholder activism in this age of universal ownership by large asset management firms.
My research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Finance, Contemporary Accounting Review, Harvard Business Review among other academic journals, as well as in various media (Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg, BBC). I have received several international prizes such as the Brattle Prize and presented my research at prestigious universities and congresses in finance (WFA, EFA, AFA, NBER, etc.).
As well I have an entrepreneurial background. I joined Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) in the early development phase. WRDS has become the main digital platform for financial data and research applications in academia -- we provide services to more than 500 academic and commercial institutions around the world. Currently I oversee the group’s business development in Europe, Middle East and Africa. And I try to keep up with the fast moving pace of big data and Fintech solutions.