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Massimo Massa

Professor of Finance

The Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking

Co-Director of the Hoffmann Research Fund

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Massimo Massa is the Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking and Professor of Finance at INSEAD, where he teaches international finance, corporate finance, asset management, behavioral finance and governance in MBA, EMBA, PhD and Executive programs. He has an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an MA and a PhD in Financial Economics from Yale University. He is CPA and Auditor. He has previously worked in the Bank of Italy.

His research interests include asset management, corporate finance, behavioral finance and financial intermediation. He has published articles on M&A, alliances, capital structure, dividend policy, share repurchases, IPOs, mutual funds, hedge funds, short-selling, behavioral biases, banking, asset management, international finance, the role of media and social networks in financial markets, ownership structure, corporate governance, family firms. His articles have been published in top academic journals and his research has been quoted in major magazines, newspapers, professional journals and forums. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Empirical Finance and the Review of Finance.

Dr Massa has been consultant with several companies on strategic issues related to governance and corporate financial and growth strategies. He co-directs the Hoffman Fund for research in family firms and is the director of the Advanced Asset Management program, the Interalpha Banking program and the Master in Finance. He co-directs Value Creation for Owners and Directors and has managed several programs for corporations and banks, including ABN AMRO, Maybank, Société Générale, Fineco, Technip, Mubadala, Bertelsmann.

Dr Massa's current research focuses on the link between corporate financial strategies, governance and type of ownership and how this affects value creation and growth in corporations as well as the strategies of asset managers and banks and their synergies.

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Research Areas

Information in Financial Markets; Mutual Funds; Corporate Finance; Behavioural Finance.


Corporate Finance: International Finance (MBA, EMBA, Executives: AICF, AMP, GMP, CSPs); Applied Corporate Finance (MBA, EMBA, MFIN, Executives: AICF, AMP, GMP, CSPs, MFIN); Mergers and Acquisitions (MBA, MFIN, Executives: AICF, AMP, GMP, CSPs); 2) Governance: Value Creation and Governance (Executives: AMP, IDP, VCOD, CSPs); 3) Behavioral Finance: Behavioral Strategies for Asset Managers and Managers (CSPs, MFIN); 4) Asset Management: Investment Strategies (Executives: AAM, CSPs), Strategic Insutrial Positioning (Executives: Interalpha, SMB, CSPs); 5) PhDs: Information Economics, Behavioral Finance, Applied Corporate Finance.


Banking and Insurance

Related Executive Education programmes

Professor Massimo Massa is directing the following programmes: Advanced Asset Management  and Value Creation for Owners and Directors.

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