Francesco Saita is Full Professor of Department of Finance at Bocconi University. He is Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions and Director of the BAFFI CAREFIN Centre for Applied Research on International Markets, Banking, Finance and Regulation.
At Bocconi University, he has been the Dean of the Graduate School at Bocconi University (2010-2014), Director of the Department of Finance (2007-2010) and Director of the M.Sc. in Finance (2004-2007).Currently in charge of Quantitative Finance and Derivatives 2 (graduate level) in the M.Sc. in Finance. He has coordinated training projects for financial institutions and regulatory authorities.
His research activities focus on five main topics: risk management and capital allocation in banks; derivatives; risk management for asset managers; financial management of insurance companies; and financial education.
He has published papers on national and international academic journals, including Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management and Journal of Asset Management, among others. He has published with Elsevier Academic Press the monograph “Value at Risk and Bank Risk Management” (2007) that has also been translated into Chinese (2012, by Elsevier Singapore). In 1994-95 he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Salomon Center for Financial Institutions at Stern School of Business (New York). He is a member of the Scientific Committees of the “Fondazione per l’Educazione Finanziaria e al Risparmio” (Foundation for Financial and Savings Education) and of the Italian Association of Financial Industry Risk Management. He has been and still is an independent board member of a listed Italian bank.
Francesco earned a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University.