Pedro Matos is an Associate Professor in Finance at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. His research focuses on international corporate governance and the growing importance of institutional investors in financial markets worldwide. His work has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Review of Financial Studies. It has been featured also in the press, including in The Economist, The Financial Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune and Forbes. He has received numerous research grants and is a Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). He previously taught at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business where he received a Golden Apple teaching award. He holds a BA in Economics from Nova University in Lisbon (Portugal) and a PhD in Finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France). Prior to his PhD, he worked with the Portuguese Ministry of Finance and consulted for the World Bank.