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Meet the programme team*


Maria Carapeto

Maria is the Head of Faculty and Associate Professor at The London Institute of Banking & Finance. She previously taught at the Portuguese Catholic University, ISCTE, Portuguese Naval College, Maria Ulrich Higher Institute of Education, and more recently at Cass Business School, where she directed the BSc Banking & International Finance and BSc Finance, and was also the Exemptions Director for undergraduate programmes and Deputy Director at the Mergers & Acquisitions Research Centre (MARC).


PhD, Finance, London Business School, University of London: 1995 – 2000

MBA - International Management, Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon): 1992 – 1994

Postgraduate Diploma - Applied Mathematics in Economics and Management - Econometrics and Statistics, Higher Institute of Economics of the Technical University of Lisbon (Lisbon): 1989 – 1990

BA (‘Licenciatura’) in Economics, Portuguese Catholic University (Lisbon) (completed one year early): 1984 – 1988


Corporate Finance, Corporate Bankruptcy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Banking, Corporate Governance.


Lisbon Stock Exchange, Portuguese Association of Ceramics, Ernst & Young, Bureau van Dijk.


Portuguese(mother tongue), English (fluent), French (intermediate - rusty), Spanish (basic), Italian (basic), Dutch (basic).


Carapeto M, Holt, W (2003) ‘Testing for heteroscedasticity in regression models’. Journal of Applied Statistics 30(1), pp.13-20.

Professional Activity & Membership

Carapeto, M, Acosta, M (2012) 'Why protect financial markets?'. Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions 2(4), pp. 25-39. (by invitation)

Moeller, S, Carapeto, M (2012) 'Acquiring Distressed and Bankrupt Concerns'. In Faulkner, D; Teerikangas, S.; Joseph, R. (ed.), The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp.272-284. (by invitation)

Carapeto M, Moeller, S, Faelten, A, Vitkova, V, Bortolotto, L (2011) ‘Distress classification measures in the banking sector’. Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets and Institutions 1(4), pp.19-30.

Carapeto, M, Gietzmann, MB, (2011) ‘Sell-side analyst bias when investment banks have privileged access to the board’. Financial Management 40(3), pp.757-784.

Carapeto, M, Moeller, S, Faelten, A, Vitkova, V, Bortolotto, L (2010) 'Distress resolution strategies in the banking sector: Implications for global financial crises'. In Kim, SJ, Mckenzie, MD (ed), International Finance Review 11 - International Banking in the New Era: Post-Crisis Challenges and Opportunities 11, pp.337-362. (by invitation)

Duarte, C, Esperança, J, Curto, D, Santos, M, Carapeto, M (2010) ‘The determinants of gender pay gap in Portuguese private firms’. Gender in Management: An International Journal 25(6), pp.438-461.

Duarte, C, Carapeto, M, Pereira, I (2010) ‘The fable paradigm of the gender pay gap: Evidence from Portuguese private firms’. Chinese Business Review 9(3), pp.1-13.

Duarte C, Santos, MC, Carapeto, M (2009) 'A perspectiva do género nas políticas de remuneração como requisito de governo justo das sociedades'. Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão, 8(3), pp.35-45.

Carapeto, M (2007) ‘An examination of multiple plans in Chapter 11 reorganizations’. Journal of Financial Stability 3(3), pp.279-293.

Carapeto, M (2006) ‘Explaining deviations from absolute priority rules’. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 3(3), pp.543-560.

Carapeto, M (2005) ‘Emerging patterns in deviations from absolute priority rules in bankruptcy’. Journal of Restructuring Finance 2(2), pp.101-109. (by invitation)

Carapeto, M (2005) ‘Bankruptcy bargaining with outside options and strategic delay’. Journal of Corporate Finance 11(4), pp.736-746.

Carapeto, M, Shah, A, (2005) ‘Optimal capital structure in the Telecoms industry: Myth or reality?’. Journal of Restructuring Finance 2(2), pp.189-201.

Carapeto, M, Holt, W, Refenes, APN (2003) ‘On model complexity and selection’, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 73(1), pp.45-57.

Carapeto M, Holt, W (2003) ‘Testing for heteroscedasticity in regression models’. Journal of Applied Statistics 30(1), pp.13-20.

Professional Activity & Membership

Financial Management Association (European): Scientific Committee, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Refereeing: Journal of Corporate Finance; Financial Review; Corporate Governance: An International Review; British Accounting Review; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of Empirical Finance; European Journal of Finance; Frontiers in Finance and Economics; Manchester School; Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management; Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal; Small Business Economics: An International Journal; International Journal of Economics and Business Research; Portuguese Economic Journal; Czech Journal of Economics and Finance; European Journal of Operational Research; Physics Letters A; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation; International Review of Law and Economics; Elsevier; John Wiley & Sons; Blackwell Publishing; Oxford University Press; McGraw-Hill Education; Open University Press.

Member: Financial Management Association 


City, University of London nominations for a Student Voice Award: 2009, 2011, 2012

Teaching and Learning Prize for outstanding contribution as a Course Director: 2010, 2009

Cass Business School Teaching and Learning Prize for excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching: 2005

Cass Business School Teaching Excellence Commendation: 2003

External Recognition

European High Yield Association (EHYA), invited to discuss EHYA's proposal for a restructuring procedure in the UK: ‘Is now the time for the UK to adopt a formal proceeding for restructuring distressed companies?’

Citations: Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Economics; Review of Financial Studies; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Services Research; Journal of Financial Stability; Financial Management; Journal of Corporate Finance; Corporate Governance: An International Review

*Subject to change