rancesco Franzoni is Professor of Finance at USI Lugano and holds a Senior Chair with the Swiss Finance
Institute. He is a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Professor Franzoni’s research focuses on the relation between the trading behavior of institutional investors
and asset prices, with special regard to issues relating to market stability and liquidity.
Recently, he has done pioneering work on Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), a financial innovation that is
revolutionizing financial markets. He has also worked extensively on
issues concerning institutional brokers and their role in spreading information in financial markets. He’s a frequent speaker at academic and practitioner conferences. His work has been published in the top academic journals and featured in the financial press.