Equita and Bocconi University launch EquitaLab.eu

The website dedicated to applied research and policy impact and will feature analyses, quarterly columns, forums and events on current affairs in financial markets The inaugural issue of quarterly columns on capital markets is now online

Equita, the leading independent investment bank in Italy, and Bocconi University are delighted to announce the launch of equitalab.eu, the website dedicated to the Equita Research Lab in Capital Markets (“EQUITALAB”), the initiative that promotes applied research and policy impact and that exploits the multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise of BAFFI CAREFIN – Centre for Applied Research.

Due to the growing demand for applied research, EQUITALAB was conceived as a way to share essential information to aid in the identification and interpretation of complex dynamics that accompany the markets and the financial sector.

The new website will feature research, quarterly columns, forums and events aimed at stimulating the debate on financial markets, as already occurred with the long-standing collaboration between Equita and Bocconi University.

Alongside the launch of the EQUITALAB’s website, Equita and Bocconi University have published the inaugural issue of their Quarterly Columns Series on Capital Markets, the new initiative promoted within the EQUITALAB and developed by the Bocconi BAFFI CAREFIN Centre in collaboration with Equita.

The Quarterly Columns are in-depth periodic analyses that focus on specific financial topics with an aim to reach a broad audience of finance professionals, decision-makers, academics, experts and students. EQUITALAB will follow a multidisciplinary approach that focuses on capital markets, promoting solutions and tools to support decision-makers with information on Italian and European government reforms and policies, with the ultimate goal to improve the entire financial infrastructure.

In the inaugural issue of the Quarterly Columns Series, the Bocconi team – led by Stefano Caselli, Dean for International Affairs, and Stefano Gatti, Antin IP Professor of Infrastructure Finance – in addition to presenting the quarterly columns’ initiative and announcing why this is so important, provides an overview of the next two upcoming Quarterly Columns: the first one will focus on corporate debt (“Growing Corporate Debt and the zombie company effect“); while the second one will discuss the importance of diverse funding sources (“The need to diversify corporate finance sources: equity and DCM“).

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