Mendoza School of Business


Rafael Zambrana

Assistant Professor
Finance
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Rafael Zambrana is currently an assistant professor of finance at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, he was a faculty at Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal). His research deals broadly with investment decisions, and his current research projects explore fund manager compensation and incentives, conglomerates, financial intermediaries, and entrepreneurship. His academic work has been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science and it has been presented at global academic conferences, such as the Annual Meetings of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, and the European Finance Association. Rafael has taught courses in corporate finance, financial management, asset valuation, and accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He received a Ph.D. in Finance and an MSc. degree in Business Economics and Quantitative Methods from Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, Spain). Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a hedge fund accountant for State Street (Dublin, Ireland).

"A Tale of two Types: Generalists vs. Specialists in Mutual Fund Asset Management", (With Fernando Zapatero), Journal of Financial Economics

"Asset Management and Financial Conglomerates: Attention through Stellar Portfolios", Management Science, 2020

"Competition and Cooperation in the Mutual Fund Industry", (With Richard Evans, Melissa Prado), Journal of Financial Economics, 2020

"Management Sub-Advising in the Mutual Fund Industry", (With David Moreno, Rosa Rodriguez), Journal of Financial Economics, 2018