Assistant Professor of Finance at the School of Economics and Management, Department of Management, University of Minho. PhD in Accounting and Finance (Lancaster University, 2006; thesis title “Essays on FTSE-100 volatility and options valuation”); MSc in Business Administration with specialization in Corporate Finance (University of Minho, 1998); BSc in Management by the University of Minho (1992). Career includes two years (1992-1994) as Information Systems Auditor at Ernst & Young. Co.