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Christiano Manfrè, MBA, PhD

Practitioner Faculty in Finance


Phone:
310.506.4100

Email: chris.manfre@pepperdine.edu

Campus: Malibu

Dr. Manfrè’s experience includes serving as a financial advisor and strategic consultant to both domestic and international corporations as related to merger, acquisition, divestiture, joint venture, corporate restructuring, financing transactions and business valuation. Before joining Pepperdine University, Dr. Manfrè was a visiting assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University with the economics department. He began his financial services career with Standard & Poor’s in Los Angeles.

Prior to his career in finance, Dr. Manfrè served as an active duty military officer of the Alpine Troops in the Italian Army, where he had the opportunity to participate in various NATO operations in the Balkans. Dr. Manfrè holds a Laurea Magistralis from Università di Firenze, in Florence, Italy (MA equivalent), an MBA in finance from the Drucker School of Management, an MA in economics from Claremont University and a PhD in financial economics also from Claremont Graduate University. He holds the Series 24, 28, 7, 79, and 63 FINRA Licenses. His research interest lies primarily in the areas of behavioral finance, international finance and M&A.

Ph D, Claremont Graduate University, 2016.
Major: Financial Economics
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Behavioral Finance, International Money and Finance
Dissertation Title: CAPITAL MARKETS RESPONSES TO NEWS DURING THE ITALIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS 2009 - 2013

MBA, Drucker School of Management, 2003.
Major: Finance

MA, Claremont Graduate University, 2001.
Major: Financial Economics

Laurea (MA equivalent), University of Florence, Italy, 1997.
Major: Political Science
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Political Economy

Education

Ph D, Claremont Graduate University, 2016.

Major: Financial Economics
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Behavioral Finance, International Money and Finance
Dissertation Title: CAPITAL MARKETS RESPONSES TO NEWS DURING THE ITALIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS 2009 - 2013

MBA, Drucker School of Management, 2003.

Major: Finance

MA, Claremont Graduate University, 2001.

Major: Financial Economics

Laurea (MA equivalent), University of Florence, Italy, 1997.

Major: Political Science
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Political Economy

Academic, Military and Professional Positions

Academic

Visiting Professor, Loyola Marymount University. (August 2011 - May 2015).

Visiting Professor, St. George University. (October 2010 - November 2011).

Adjunct professor, Loyola Marymount University. (July 2009 - August 2011).

Military

1st Lieutenant, Italian Army. (December 1993 - December 2000).

Professional

Senior Associate, Standard & Poor's. (May 1, 2007 - April 30, 2009).

Associate, Mc Gladrey Capital Markets. (May 1, 2003 - April 30, 2006).

Licensures and Certifications

Series 28, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). (March 2012 - Present).

Series 24, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). (October 2010 - Present).

Series 79, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). (May 2010 - Present).

Series 63, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). (June 2007 - Present).

Series 7, FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). (June 2007 - Present).

Development Activities Attended

Continuing Education, "Teaching Online Course," Pepperdine, Los Angeles, CA. (September 2015 - November 2015).

Teaching Experience

Pepperdine University

FINC 614, 1 course.
FINC 621, 12 courses.
FINC 623, 4 courses.
FINC 624, 4 courses.
FINC 655, 6 courses.
FINC 668, 1 course.

Awards and Honors

Cura Personalis, Loyola Marymount University. (May 2013).

Publications

Manfre, C. Capital Markets Responses to News during the Italian Financial Crisis 2009-2013, The Journal of Behavioral
Finance and Economics- JBF&E, 2017.

Manfre, C. (2014). Crescita Esterna, Processi e Alternative. Capitale Intellettuale, http://www.capitale-intellettuale.it/.

Manfre, C. (2015). La teoria dell'Area Valutaria Ottimale e la Crisi dell'Eurozona Quali sono le responsabilità della moneta unica? (pp. http://www.capitale-intellettuale.it/). Parma, Italy: Capitale Intellettuale.

Manfre, C. (2015). Quale PMI di Successo? Come Individuare Piccole e Medie Aziende con Vantaggi Competitivi (ISSN 2281-860N ed., pp. http://www.capitale-intellettuale.it/). Parma, Italy: Capitale Intellettuale.

Manfre, C. L. (Panelist), Conference Series organized by IACCW, "The Value of your Business," IACCW (Italy America Chamber of Commerce West), 1023 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. (January 2015).

Manfre, C. (Coordinator/Organizer), Preparation for the annual ACG cup competition, "Valuation and Business Combination," ACG, Claremont, CA. (January 2015).

Capital Markets Responses to News during the Italian Financial Crisis 2009-2013, The Journal of Behavioral
Finance and Economics- JBF&E, 2017.

External Growth, Processes and Alternatives. "Capitale Intellettuale." Anno 5, N.2, July 2014.

What is a successful SME? How to Identify Small and Medium Size Enterprises with a Competitive Advantage. "Capitale Intellettuale." Anno 6, N.1, February 2015.

The Theory of the Optimal Currency Area and Eurozone Crisis. What are the Responsibilities of the Single Currency? "Capitale Intellettuale." Anno 6, N. 3, October 2015.

Manfre, C. (2014). Crescita Esterna, Processi e Alternative. Capitale Intellettuale, http://www.capitale-intellettuale.it/.

Manfre, C. (2015). La teoria dell'Area Valutaria Ottimale e la Crisi dell'Eurozona Quali sono le responsabilità della moneta unica? (pp. http://www.capitale-intellettuale.it/). Parma, Italy: Capitale Intellettuale.

Manfre, C. (2015). Quale PMI di Successo? Come Individuare Piccole e Medie Aziende con Vantaggi Competitivi (ISSN 2281-860N ed., pp. http://www.capitale-intellettuale.it/). Parma, Italy: Capitale Intellettuale.