Professor of Financial Management

• PhD in Management (Finance), IESE Business School
• Degree in Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Nuno Fernandes is Full Professor of Finance at IESE Business School. He is also a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and the Chairman of the Board of Auditors of the Portuguese Central Bank (Banco de Portugal).

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

Professor Fernandes works regularly on consulting projects with senior leaders and executive committees, advising companies and financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East in formulating winning financial strategies, M&A’s, international valuations, global portfolio management, risk management, and emerging market investments.

He has published in the leading journals worldwide, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and the Journal of Portfolio Management. He also 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 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).

His work has been honored 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. 

Areas of interest

* International Finance
* Mergers and Acquisitions
* Corporate Governance
* Banking
* Financial Strategies
* Corporate Finance