Salvatore Cantale is Professor of Finance at IMD. His major research and consulting interests are in value creation, valuation, and the way in which corporations structure liabilities and choose financing options. Additionally, he is interested in the relation between finance and leadership, and in the leadership role of the finance function.
He has published in international double-refereed journals. One of his research papers, "Bank Capital Requirements and Managerial Self-Interests," was nominated for an Outstanding Paper Award at the Southern Finance Association.
Before joining IMD, Salvatore was an analyst with a large investment bank in London, Faculty Director of the Master in Finance and Master in Risk Management at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, a member of the Yale International Institute for Finance, and a Research Fellow at New York University. He currently serves as advisor on the Board of the Goldring Institute of International Business at Tulane University.
Salvatore holds a BA in Economics and Finance from Universita' di Catania, Italy, a Master's Degree in Management and a PhD in Finance from INSEAD.