Nuno Fernandes is Dean of Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Full Professor of Finance, and holds the Fundação Amélia de Mello Chair. He is also Visiting Professor of Finance at IMD.

Professor Fernandes has a degree in Economics from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and a PhD in Management (Finance) from IESE Business School in Spain.

Before becoming Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, he was, for a decade, Professor of Finance at IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland. At IMD, Professor Fernandes directed the Strategic Finance program, among other customized programs for leading international companies. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee for the World Economic Forum. He has been a member of the Portuguese Diaspora Council since 2014. In May 2018, Professor Fernandes has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Auditors of the Portuguese Central Bank (Banco de Portugal).

Professor Fernandes has been working with senior  leaders and executive committees, advising companies and financial institutions in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East in formulating winning financial strategies, global portfolio management, international valuations, M&A’s, risk management, and emerging market investments.

He has published in the leading journals worldwide, including the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Financial Intermediation and the Journal of Portfolio Management. He also speaks at business conferences in Asia, Europe and North America, and is a regular contributor to the business press worldwide, including the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal. He is the author of several books and book chapters, including the book Finance for Executives: A Practical Guide for Managers.

His work has been honored with several awards and an FDIC grant (American regulator for financial institutions). In 2008, he was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship, an award given by the European Central Bank to the best researchers in finance worldwide. In 2015, he won the best paper of the year award in the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

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Multinationals and cash holdings

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of Corporate Finance, 2016
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On the fortunes of stock exchanges and their reversals: Evidence from foreign listings

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of Financial Intermediation, 2014
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Are U.S. CEOs paid more? New international evidence

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Review of Financial Studies, 2013
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Global convergence of financing policies: Evidence for emerging-market firms

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of International Business Studies, 2011
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Escape from New York: The market impact of loosening disclosure requirements

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of Financial Economics, 2010
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Keeping up with the Joneses: A model and a test of collective accounting fraud

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): José Corrêa Guedes & Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., European Financial Managemen…, 2010
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Insider trading laws and stock price informativeness

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Review of Financial Studies, 2009
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Market liberalizations at the firm level: Spillovers from ADRs and implications for local markets

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of International Money and Finance, 2009
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Does international cross-listing improve the information environment

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of Financial Economics, 2008
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EC: Board compensation and firm performance: The role of "independent" board members

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 2008
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Sources of gains from international portfolio diversification

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Campa, J.M., Journal of Empirical Finance, 2006
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Portfolio disaggregation in emerging market investments

CATÓLICA-LISBON Researcher(s): Nuno Fernandes
Fernandes, N., Journal of Portfolio Management, 2005