Hannes Wagner is an Associate Professor of Finance at Università Bocconi, a Fellow at the IGIER Institute for Economic Research and an appointed member of the ECGI, the European Corporate Governance Institute.
He has been a Visiting Professor at London Business School and INSEAD. At SDA Bocconi, Hannes currently teaches in the MBA program. Hannes conducts prize-winning research focusing on corporate finance, investor activism, corporate social responsibility, institutional investors and corporate misconduct. His recent research on asset management was sponsored by the Government Pension Fund of Norway. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 2020 Michael J. Brennan Runner Up Award for best paper published in the Review of Financial Studies on secret offshore vehicles uncovered in the Panama Papers, the inaugural 2015 AAM CAMRI Prize in Asset Management for his research on hedge fund activism, the 2012 European Finance Association Award for best conference paper for his research on family firm performance during the financial crisis, and the 2014 award for Best Paper in Corporate Finance at the Southwestern Finance Association for his research on outside director compensation.
Hannes has won multiple teaching awards while teaching executives and non-executives at Bocconi, Rotterdam School of Management, the University of Oxford, the Duisenberg School of Finance and the University of Munich.
Born in Germany, Hannes earned his doctoral degree at the Ludwig Maximilans University of Munich. A keen rower, he is married with two children.