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Professor Valerio Poti


Valerio Poti

School of Business
University College Dublin, School of Business, Graduate School of Business Carysfort Avenue Blackrock Co. Dublin


Valerio is Professor of Finance in the Business School of University College Dublin, where he teaches portfolio and risk management as well as MBA corporate finance. He is also a visiting professor of Econometrics in the University of Bari in Italy. He was previously in Dublin City University, where he taught courses on quantitative finance and risk modelling, led the development of the renewed M.Sc. in Finance and was head of Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship. He graduated in Banking and Finance from Bocconi University Milan, gained a PhD in Finance from Trinity College Dublin, and subsequently conducted post-doctoral research in the Finance department of New York University Stern Business School as an International Visiting Research Scholar, under the mentoring of Professor Richard Levich. His research interests include asset pricing, performance attribution, market efficiency, behavioural finance, financial econometrics. His papers have been published or are forthcoming in International peer reviewed journals such as Management Science, the International Journal of Forecasting, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of International Money and Finance, European Financial Management, and he has contributed to practitioner-oriented books on portfolio and risk management. He also engages in consulting activities on risk and performance attribution and on issues related to the usage of derivatives to generate economic value. In the past, he taught International Finance at Queen's University Belfast and, before moving to academia, he worked as an equity option market maker on the Milan derivatives exchange and was the head of the Financial Engineering desk of the Dublin subsidiary of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.


  • BA
    Univ Commerciale 'Luigi Boccon
  • PhD
    Trinity College Dublin
  • Dip MathSc
    Open University