Maria Debora Braga is Affiliate Professor of Banking and Insurance at SDA Bocconi School of Management. She is Full Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions at Aosta Valley University where she is also the coordinator for the Bachelor Program in Business Administration.
Since 1997, she cooperates with SDA Bocconi. Since then, she has been continuously coordinator of several training tailored courses in the areas of securities finance, asset management and banking management. She teaches in the Executive Master in Finance (EMF) and in the Financial Management Master in partnership con ESA School of Business. She has been the originator of training programs for the topics recommended by ESMA and for higher knowledge standards to be delivered online to financial institutions. She coordinates and designs many training programmes in Italy for asset management companies, insurance companies, banks and the main actors of Private Banking. She is also responsible for abroad training projects and she has designed study tours for some of the most important Italian enterprises.
Her research activities include asset management (portfolio optimization and asset allocation, risk budgeting and risk management, performance measurement and evaluation); fixed income markets and instruments; cash management; financial advice and provision of investment services.
She is the author of essays, books and articles on the subject. Among the more recent contributions: the volume "Asset Management e Investitori Istituzionali" (2nd edition in Italian - Person 2019, 1st edition in English, Springer 2016) with I. Basile and P. Ferrari, the monograph "“Il finanziamento delle startup e delle PMI”, (Pearson, 2019) with L. Anderloni, the monograph “Risk-Based Approaches to Asset Allocation – Concepts and Practical Applications” (Springer, 2016). She was also editor (in partnership with L. Anderloni, E.M. Carluccio) of “New Frontiers in banking services – Emerging needs and tailored products for untapped markets” (Springer Verlag, 2007). In 2008, she published the monograph “Il risk budgeting nell’asset management” (collana Banca e Mercati, Bancaria Editrice). She is Short Term Visiting Research Fellow at Cass Business School-University of London and she was Visiting Ph.D. Student at the Department of Economics at the Birkbeck College (University of London). She won many awards for her teaching and research activity, including the award for Excellence in customer relationship management in 2008 and the award for the Excellence in teaching, for four years in a row, from 2009 to 2012 and again in 2015, 2018 and 2019. In 2014, she won the award "Internationalization/Innovation" - Banks and financial intermediaries Division. She is member of the European Financial Planning Association scientific committee (EFPA EUROPE) as delegate for Italy and of ACF (Arbitrator for Financial Disputes) designated by the National Competent Autority, Consob.
Maria Debora earned a Degree in Business Administration from Parma University, a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management (Specialization field in Banking and Finance) from Bocconi University, an ITP (International Teachers Programme) at HEC in Paris and the Certificate “Global Colloquium Centered Learning” at Harvard Business School in Boston.