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Appointment: Angelo Ranaldo

Since 1 June 2012, Prof. Dr. Angelo Ranaldo has been a full professor for finance and systemic risk at the Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance (s/bf-HSG), where he is also the principal.


Prof. Dr. Ranaldo was born on Aug. 26, 1970, in Bellinzona, Switzerland, and has Swiss and Italian citizenship.

Studies in Economics and Finance
He completed his studies in economics and finance at Bocconi University in 1995, and was a visiting scholar at the Stern School of Business at New York University from 1999 to 2000.

Ph.D. at the University of Fribourg

He completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Fribourg in 2000 and became Dr. rer. pol., graduating “summa cum laude”. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was: “Intraday Trading Activity on Financial Markets: The Swiss Evidence”. From 2001 to 2004, Prof. Dr. Ranaldo was associate director at UBS (Global Asset Management), and he has been economic advisor and member of senior management at the Swiss National Bank since 2004.

Guest professorship in the US and Denmark
In 2005, he served as guest professor for finance at Aarhus University (Denmark) and in 2008 as a visiting senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prof. Dr. Ranaldo habilitated in 2010 at the University of Zurich and received the venia legendi for finance. In October 2010, he was named head of the Research Center on Market Microstructure at Zurich University’s Swiss Banking Institute.

Research focuses
Prof. Dr. Ranaldo’s research areas are mainly financial intermediation, monetary economics, international finance, market microstructure, risk measurement and market and funding liquidity. He has been published in academic, reviewed journals, including Journal of Finance (forthcoming), Review of Finance, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (forthcoming), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance and the European Journal of Finance. Prof. Dr. Ranaldo also acts as a reviewer for various academic journals and has been a member of the board of directors of the European Financial Management Association since 2007.

Principal of the s/bf-HSG
As professor of finance and systemic risk at the University of St.Gallen, he will teach mainly masters and graduate-level students and will offer lectures and research seminars on systemic risk, especially in the Master of Banking and Finance (MBF) course. He will also contribute to different topics in the further education programs offered by the s/bf-HSG, where he is the principal.

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