Matti Suominen is a Professor of Finance at the Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki. From 1997 until 2006 he was a Professor of Finance at INSEAD.
Matti has previously worked as an Engagement Manager at the European Corporate Finance Practice of McKinsey & Co. In addition, for several years he was involved with a European hedge fund, focusing on equity valuations to support the portfolio management. He has taught extensively in various MBA and executive programs, receiving numerous best teacher awards including one from INSEAD. He was the Program Director of the INSEAD “Finance for Executives” program from 2002 until spring 2006, and has taught in or directed several company specific programs including those for Bertelsmann, CISCO, Dresdner Bank, Haniel, Noble, Nordea, Mubadala, Schlumberger and Shell. Currently he continues to be an active consultant to both financial and non-financial firms.
Matti holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he has also worked as a Visiting Associate Professor at Wharton. His areas of research are information economics in financial markets, market microstructure and corporate finance. He has published articles in several leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, International Economic Review and the Journal of Financial Markets (where he received the Best Paper Award).