Alberto Dell'Acqua is Associate Professor of Practice of Corporate Finance and Real Estate at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Professor of Financial Management and Corporate Banking at Bocconi University.
At SDA Bocconi, he is Director of the Master in Corporate Finance (MCF) and he was Co-Director of the Executive Master in Corporate Finance & Banking for two editions. He conducted research and training projects for some of the major Italian economic associations and institutions.
His research activities focus on corporate finance, on private equity and venture capital and on corporate governance. Recently, he has developed five major topics: the dynamics of the credit market and its influence on the cost of debt, the relationship between corporate governance and the equity cost of capital, the relationship between the adoption of principles of social responsibility and corporate/fund performances, the dynamics of the corporate debt and the effects of disclosure on the stock price dynamics.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on the subject. His works have been published in European Financial Management, Corporate Governance, International Journal of Business in Society, International Review of Financial Analysis and Applied Financial Economics, among others. He has run many teaching and research projects in international universities, including ESA Business School in Beirut (Lebanon), the University of Benghazi (Libya) and the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia). He has been awarded of numerous prizes for teaching and for applied research projects, among them: the “Research Award 2016” by the Accounting, Control, Corporate and Real Estate Finance Department at SDA Bocconi; the prize “DIDASCO challenge 2014” for the best professor in knowledge management at SDA Bocconi. He also received a “Special Mention” in the national contest “An idea for the Country 2011”, promoted by the association Italia Camp, under the High Patronage of the Italian President of the Council of Ministers. He his Vice Chairman of a financial advisory company and of an investment company specialized in small and medium enterprises with high growth capabilities. He acts as member of the board of directors in some companies in commercial and services industries and is member of the Advisory Board of an international multi-family office.
Alberto earned a Degree in Business Administration with full marks from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in Corporate Finance from the University of Trieste. He is a civil servant, with roles in the administration of local entities and previously he also served as member of Ministerial committees, all these activities are conducted pro bono. He actively serves as mentors of start-ups with a particular focus on Fintech initiatives. He is a keen squash player.