Curriculum Vitae

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Gerardo Manzo
Vice President
AQR Capital Management
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RELEVANT POSITIONS

  • Vice President, AQR Capital Management, 2018-
  • Thematic Researcher, Two Sigma Investments, 2016-2018
  • Fama-Miller Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2014-16

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Money and Finance, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Rome, Italy. 2010-13
    • DISSERTATION: “What Drives Systemic Risk: Political Uncertainty and Contagion in Credit Markets” [Supervisor Prof. Pietro Veronesi]
    • HONORS: Unicredit & Universities Best Ph.D. Thesis Award

  • M.Sc. in Economics and Finance, LUISS ‘Guido Carli’, Rome, Italy, 2008-10
    • HONORS: Summa cum Laude, Dignità di stampa,
    • Orazio Ruggeri Best M.Sc. Thesis Award

  • B.Sc. in Economics and Finance, University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, 2004-07

RESEARCH FIELDS

  • Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing, Credit Risk, Systemic Risk, Macro-finance and Network Analysis

RELEVANT ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • 2014-16    Fama-Miller Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
  • 2015         Research Assistant for Prof. Robert H. Gertner, Booth School of Business
  • 2012-14    Research Assistant for Prof. Pietro Veronesi, Booth School of Business
  • 2012-14    Research Assistant for Prof. Lubos Pastor, Booth School of Business
  • 2012-14    Research Assistant for Prof. Bryan Kelly, Booth School of Business
  • 2012-14    Research Assistant for Prof. Stefano Giglio, Booth School of Business
  • 2012-13    Visiting Scholar Researcher, Booth School of Business
  • 2011        Teaching Assistant for Prof. Stefano Herzel, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2016         Jack Treynor Prize for superior academic working paper
  • 2015         I-House at University of Chicago Residential Fellowship for Academic Merits
  • 2014         UniCredit & Universities Best PhD Thesis Award
  • 2014         John A. Doukas Doctoral Best Paper Award
  • 2014         I-House at University of Chicago Residential Fellowship for Academic Merits
  • 2011         ‘Orazio Ruggeri’ Best MSc Thesis Award
  • 2010-13    Ph.D. Fellowship, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’
  • 2010         Master’s degree summa cum laude and dignità di stampa

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

PAST WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Business Analyst, The New Alitalia, Compagnia Aerea Italiana, June-August 2010

PROGRAMMING SKILLS

  • Python, Matlab, Stata, Eviews, Excel/VBA, SAS, HTML

HOBBIES

  • Volleyball, Gym, Reading