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Fabio Bertoni Associate professor of corporate finance

Fabio Bertoni

PhD, CFA, CAIA - Associate dean for research and Professor of corporate finance

Economics, Finance, Control

Fabio Bertoni is the associate dean for research of emlyon business school.

His research activity is mostly focused on the relationship between financing and firm performance. He has devoted particular attention to the effect of venture capital, leveraged buyouts and guaranteed loans on firm’s growth, patenting and investments. He has also studied sovereign wealth fund asset allocation and the effect of sovereign wealth fund investments on credit risk.


  1. 2015: Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, CAIA Association
  2. 2005: Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA Institute
  3. 2004: PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  4. 2000: Degree in Management Economics and Industrial Engineering - Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Work experience :

  1. 2017 – current: Associate dean for research, emlyon business school, Ecully, France
  2. 2015 – current: Professor, Corporate finance, emlyon Business School, Ecully, France
  3. 2012 – 2015:    Associate professor, Corporate finance, emlyon business school, Ecully, France
  4. 2005 – 2012:    Assistant professor, Accounting and finance, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  5. 2001 – 2004:    Lecturer, Accounting and finance, Università di Bergamo, Dalmine, Italy


Visiting periods  :

  1. Copenhagen Business School - Center for Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Department of Accounting and Finance, Madrid, Spain
  3. Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) - Department of International Finance and Financial Management, Mannheim, Germany
  4. University of Oxford - Saïd Business School, Oxford, UK


  1. Financial constraints
  2. Finance and innovation
  3. Venture capital and private equity
  4. Sovereign wealth funds

Courses taughtTop

  • Corporate Finance (MSc Management)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance II (MSc Management - PFA04: Financier d'entreprise)
  • Empirical Corporate Finance (MSc Economics and Finance)

Research InterestTop

  • Venture capital, growth and innovation
  • Financial constraints of young high tech companies
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Asset allocation of sovereign wealth funds
  • Sovereign wealth funds and credit risk