Reader in Financial Economics
Dr. Pedro Saffi is a Reader in Financial Economics at the Cambridge Judge Business School and the Director of its Masters in Finance program. He obtained his PhD in Finance from London Business School in 2007 and was an Assistant Professor of Finance at IESE in Spain between 2007 and 2011. Prior to that, a MSc. in Economics from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2002) and a BA in Economics from IBMEC Business School (1999), both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
His research focus on topics such as security lending markets; short selling; and limits to arbitrage. He regularly presents his work in the top academic conferences and contributed with articles to the popular press. He has published his work in the top Finance journals in the world, like the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, and the JFQA. In 2012 he was awarded one the Q Group’s research awards, in 2013 and 2018 an award by Inquire Europe, and in 2015 the NAC & Blackrock Global Challenge for Innovation in Corporate Governance prize and one of the 2015 Crowell prizes given by PanAgora Asset Management.
His previous teaching experience includes courses for MBA, EMBA, MPhil and Executive Education students at Judge Business School, London School of Economics, IESE Business School, London Business School, Reykjavik University (Iceland), Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil), SKKU (South Korea), Nile University (Egypt), and Myra Business School (India). In 2012 and 2015 he was awarded an Outstanding Teaching Award by the Judge Business School.
His professional experience includes working as a consultant to Mondrian Investment Partners, as a corporate valuation expert for the United Nation's Permanent Court of Arbitration, for real estate companies and for pharmaceutical companies. He also serves in the advisory board of a hedge fund that uses machine learning methods to trade cryptocurrencies.