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Professor Marcin Kacperczyk

Professor of Finance, Imperial College Business School

Marcin Kacperczyk is a Professor of Finance at the Imperial College London Business School. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy and Research. In addition, he serves as an Associate Editor of Financial Management, Management Science, Review of Financial Studies and Review of Finance, and is a former Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Professor Kacperczyk’s research focuses mostly on financial markets, financial intermediation, and asset management. His latest work analyses the effects of unconventional monetary policy on asset management industry and corporate sector. He has also written on a broad range of topics such as social norms, short-term debt markets, performance evaluation, labour unions, insider trading, income inequality, and portfolio choice. He has analysed various effects of informed trading in finance.

His articles have appeared in Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, as well as non-academic outlets such as Bloomberg, Financial Times, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. He has spoken about research on CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg. He currently holds two highly prestigious research grants: European Research Council Consolidator Grant and Marie Curie Integration Grant.

Professor Kacperczyk has been teaching at Imperial College since 2013. Previously he has been appointed at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business and New York University Stern School of Business. He obtained a Ph.D. in finance from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has received two student awards for Excellence in Teaching as well as two Faculty Excellence Awards from Imperial College.

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Some of the Questions I Asked:

  • Why did you become a professor and why specific to finance?
  • How would you change our educational system?
  • What are the advantages of achieving an MBA?
  • What advice would you give people starting off in the corporate industry?
  • How do you find time to exercise with your current role, due to the fact that you are travelling so much?
  • Where should we invest our money?
  • What are stocks? Where should we invest?
  • What are the pros of us leaving Brexit?
 

Marcin's Top books to read

Marcin's Top 3 Extracurricular Activities to Do?

  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Presentations at Royal Geographic Society
  • Traveling
  • Independent cinema

Marcin Top 5 role models/mentors

  • My Family
  • Warren Buffett
  • Richard Feynman
  • Pope Francis
  • Milton Friedmann
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