Gianfranco Gianfrate is Assistant Professor of Finance at Bocconi University (Milan) where he has been Coordinator of the MSc in Finance. He has authored several books and articles on business valuation and corporate governance issues.
Previously, he was a manager at Hermes Fund Managers (London), and served as member of the Corporate Governance Committee at Assogestioni (the association of Italian asset managers) and of the Investment Committee at Eumedion (the national association of Dutch institutional investors). He was also a member of the IPO Best Practice Committee at the Italian Stock Exchange, co-authoring the official Listing Guide for going public companies. He did both his undergraduate and postgraduate work (Ph. D. in Business Administration) at Bocconi University and he has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).
His current research focuses on the valuation of financial institutions, the financing of entrepreneurial companies, and the impact of Sovereign Wealth Funds' investments on securities prices.