Loyola University Maryland

2020 Baltimore Area Finance Conference

Keynote Speaker

Michael S. Pagano, Ph.D., CFA

Dr. Michael S. Pagano is a professor of finance at Villanova University and holds the Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance. He has received several awards for both teaching excellence and academic scholarship, including the university-wide Outstanding Faculty Research Award. His research focuses on financial markets, financial institutions, risk management, and international finance. Dr. Pagano is also involved with various professional organizations such as FINRA’s Market Regulation Committee, the Supervisory Committee of Citadel FCU’s board of directors, and the Board of Trustees of the Alpha Architect ETF Trust. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation and has prior experience both in private banking activities at Citibank and in investment valuation analysis at financial consulting firm, International Capital Markets Corp., as well as Reuters PLC. Dr. Pagano has also been interviewed by various media sources such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Associated Press, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV

Dr. Pagano received his B.S. in Finance and Economics from Fordham University as well as an MBA and Ph.D. in Finance from Rutgers University.