Ludovic Phalippou is Professor of Financial Economics and Head of the Finance, Accounting & Management Economics group at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. He authored the best-selling book Private Equity Laid Bare and was named as one of “The 40 Most Outstanding Business School Profs Under 40 In The World” by the business education website Poets & Quants in 2014. 

Ludovic specializes in the areas of private equity that are of interest to investors and potential investors, such as risk management, legal and corporate governance issues, liquidity and measurement of returns. RealDeals magazine listed him as one of the 20 most influential individuals in private equity in Europe, and was the only academic listed. His research papers have been widely cited in academia, in the press, in practitioner publications, and in regulatory circles. His work has been published in each leading academic journals in Financial Economics (Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics).

Ludovic has strong links with senior practitioners in the industry, he routinely speaks at practitioner conferences, and appears in the media internationally (The Economist, Financial Times). He has worked with several large institutional investors on their private equity investment decisions and benchmarking systems, including Norway sovereign wealth fund, Dutch pension funds (APG, ABP, PGGM), government bodies overseeing public pension fund systems (Dutch Ministry of Finance, Pennsylvania Treasury). Ludovic also acted as head of private market research at the Blackrock Investment Institute, where he developed a model to forecast private market returns for portfolio optimization programs. At Oxford, Ludovic teaches Asset Management and Private Equity for MBA, MFE and EMBA students. Ludovic has also taught and co-developed a variety of executive education courses, including customized programs for leading consulting companies and asset managers. 

Ludovic has two main hobbies: tasting great wines, and racing road bike; but never enjoying these at the same time.

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