Valter Lazzari is an Affiliate Professor of Banking and Insurance at SDA Bocconi School of Management and Professor of Banking and Finance at LIUC - Università Cattaneo, Castellanza (Varese, Italy).
At SDA Bocconi, he has held the position of Director of the MBA Full-Time Program and has been a member of the Research Committee. He has headed research projects concerning corporate banking services, mutual fund performance analysis, management and governance of financial institutions, structure of the securities industry. At LIUC - Università Cattaneo, he served as Rector and, prior to that, as Dean of the Business School.
His research now focuses on corporate governance, management of banks and investment companies, financial regulation and supervision, equity markets, asset management and risk management. He is currently working on mutual fund performance analysis, regulation and supervision of banks, corporate governance and institutional forms of banks, strategic planning in banks.
His academic work has been published in refereed academic journals (most recently in the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Financial Stability, the Financial Management Journal) as well as in books and editorial series. He has also authored, or edited, books on sovereign financing, the hedge fund industry, the structure of the European securities Industry, the relationship between banks and non-financial corporations. He has been an associate editor of the Journal of Management and Governance and of the European Business Forum, a member of the Scientific Committee of the Institute of Economic Research of the Lombardy Region (IReR), a Visiting Professor of Finance at USI, Lugano (CH) and a lecturer at the University of Washington, Seattle WA, USA. He won a Research Prize both at Università Bocconi and at LIUC - Università Cattaneo and has been recognized as MBA teacher of the year several times.
As for corporate practice, he has served as an independent director for almost two decades in several types of financial institutions (a major listed bank, asset management companies, a real estate management company and a ratings agency), and is also Chair or a member of various board committees (Risk, Audit, Related Party Transactions, Remuneration nd Nomination). He has developed extensive experience as an independent member of Asset Allocation Committees for investments in hedge funds, private equity funds and for private wealth management companies.
Valter Lazzari graduated cum laude in Economics from Università Bocconi and earned both an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.