Oliviero Roggi is a professor of Corporate Finance, University of Florence and NYU Stern. He earned his Ph.D in Management and Finance at University of Bologna and City University Business School European Joint Ph.D program in 1998. Visiting Researcher at City University Business School from 1998 to 2000, he has been appointed Assistant Professor in Corporate Finance in 2000. He is Professor of Corporate Finance at University of Florence since 2004. Founder of the Finanza Firenze Research Center in 2007. In 2008, together with Edward Altman – NYU Stern Salomon Center, he also founded the International Risk Management Conference. In 2008- 2009 he served as Visiting professor in Accounting Masters Program at Universidade de Fortaleza (Brasil). Consultant at European Commission, Regione Toscana (Italy) and other public owned entities is acting and doing research in the area of Enterprise Risk Management, and in particular Credit Risk since 2004. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Country Risk Forum of Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI – Italian Bankers Association). He has published papers and books on SME rating and on rating models generally speaking. In 2009, he published a book on “Risk Value and Company Default”. He is Co-author of Aswath Damodaran, NYU STERN, for the forthcoming 3° Italian edition of Applied Corporate Finance and he is NYU Stern Visiting Scholar since 2009 and consultant at IFC World Bank group since 2010.
Maurizio Dallocchio is Bocconi University Full Professor of Corporate Finance. He studied at LBS –London Business School and New York University – Stern School of Business where he was also visiting scholar. He is Full Professor of Corporate Finance at Bocconi University, Milan, and has been teaching and researching around the world (CEIBS Shanghai, IMD Lausanne, Stockholm School of Economics, London Business School amongst other Institutions). Licensed Public Accountant and Auditor, he concentrates his research mainly in Corporate Finance, and particularly in Corporate Valuation, Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisitions. He is the author of more than 80 publications; amongst them, he is co-author of Corporate Finance (Wiley and Sons), one of the most popular textbooks in its field worldwide. He was chairman of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Particularly active in the not for profit sector, he is also founding partner of a consultancy firm (DGPA&Co) robustly involved in Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Restructuring.