Professor Binfarè’s research focuses on corporate finance and investments. He is currently studying the role of governance on university endowment asset allocation and performance, the compensation contracts of investment managers at non-profit foundations, firms’ capital structure decisions, and the importance of cyber risk management on firm value. His work on university endowments has been awarded the Two Sigma Award for Best Paper on Investment Management at the 2019 Western Finance Association meetings. Matteo’s work has been featured in the Financial Times FundFire and on Institutional Investor.
He earned his doctorate in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.Sc. and B.S. in finance from Bocconi University. Prior to the Ph.D., Matteo worked for the Debt Capital Markets (DCM) and Structured Finance team of Mediobanca, an Italian investment bank.