Gerardo Manzo joined Two Sigma Investments in 2016 as a thematic researcher after a 2-year post-doctoral position at the Fama-Miller Center for Research in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
He earned his Ph.D. in Money and Finance at the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ in 2013 after an 18-month visiting scholar position at the Booth School of Business.
Gerardo conducts research on asset pricing with a focus on factor investing, credit risk, systemic risk and macro-finance. He is the recipient of several academic awards, including: the 2016 Jack Treynor Prize, the 2014 UniCredit & Universities Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, the 2014 John A. Doukas Best Ph.D. Paper Award and the 2011 Orazio Ruggeri Best Master Thesis Award.
Gerardo earned his master’s degree summa cum laude with the dignità di stampa in economics and finance at LUISS ‘Guido Carli’ University in Rome in 2010.
His undergraduate work was in economics and finance at the University of Salerno where he graduated in 2007.