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Pedro M. Matos

Academic Director, Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management
Unit: Darden School of Business
Department: Darden Graduate School of Business
Office location and address
FOB 267
90 Darden Blvd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
B.A., Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MS, IST Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa and INSEAD

Pedro Matos is the Academic Director of Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, holds the John G. Macfarlane Family Chair in Business Administration and is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

His research focuses on the growing importance of institutional investors in financial markets worldwide. His work has been published in top academic journals and featured in the press, including in The EconomistFinancial TimesNew York TimesWashington PostFortune andForbes. Matos is a Research Associate at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and his work has received numerous research grants and awards.

At Darden, Matos has published numerous case studies and has won the Wells Fargo Award for Excellence in Course Material Development (twice), the Wells Fargo Award for Outstanding Research Publication and the Darden Multiyear Publications Award. He previously taught at the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business where he received a Golden Apple teaching award.

Matos holds a B.A. in Economics from Nova University in Lisbon (Portugal) and a Ph.D. in Finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau (France). Prior to his Ph.D., he worked with the Portuguese Ministry of Finance and consulted for the World Bank.

GBUS 7603: Valuation in Financial Markets
Credits: 2
This course focuses on how financial assets and firms are valued in financial markets. It directly extends and strengthens the corporate finance principles from the required first-year Financial Management and Policies course by applying valuation models to real financial data and assets. The course contains three modules: firm-valuation techniques, option-pricing principles, and fixed-income valuation. The first module extends the first-year finance course by considering more difficult firm valuations as well as alternate techniques for valuing firms. The second and third modules relate to the capital markets for which valuation principles from options and fixed-income instruments are used as building blocks to decompose the valuation of complex financial instruments.
GBUS 8450: Hot Topics in Finance
Credits: 2
The course gives students the opportunity to hear financial market experts discuss the most current financial issues in the headlines. Topics will span issues of concern to Wall Street as well as corporate America. Each class will feature a new speaker who will either introduce a new issue to the class or will bring a different perspective on the issue of a previous speaker.
GBUS 8500: Special Topics Seminar
Credits: 2–3
Each seminar is a course of study for students with special interests in business administration topics not currently included in the normal course offerings of the MBA Program. The seminar topics should be consistent with the objectives of the Second Year Program.
GBUS 8520: Darden Capital Management
Credits: 2–5
In the Darden Capital Management (DCM) course students will test their ability to value a stock and evaluate the appropriateness of an investment thesis for inclusion in a portfolio. The course prepares students in equity research, stock selection, and portfolio management in a real-world environment in which students manage funds from the Darden Endowment.
GBUS 8999: Darden Independent Study
Credits: 2–3
A Darden Independent Study elective includes either case development or a research project to be conducted by an individual student under the direction of a faculty member. Students should secure the agreement of a resident faculty member to supervise their independent study and assign the final grade that is to be based to a significant degree on written evidence of the individual student's accomplishment.