I am a Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of Palermo, Italy.

I have held a Visiting Scholar position at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University (Boston, USA), a Visiting Professor position at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Department of Finance (Madrid, Spain), and a Visiting Professor position at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

I teach Banking, Economics and Management of Financial Institutions, and Risk management to undergraduate and graduate students.

My research interests are: Bank management, Economics of financial instruments, Financial innovation, Risk management, Financial regulation.