External contributor
Diego Valiante
 
Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
 

Diego Valiante, Ph.D. is a Research Fellow at the
Brussels-based think-tank the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
since March 2009, where he is the Head of Research of the European
Capital Markets Institute (ECMI), a CEPS independent unit running
research activities on capital markets economics and policy. He holds a
BSc in Economics and a MSc in Law and Economics from LUISS University in
Rome, both degrees ‘summa cum laude’. He also earned a joint LL.M.
Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) from Hamburg and Bologna University,
and in 2010 a Ph.D. in Law and Economics from LUISS University.

As a result of his interdisciplinary background,
Diego’s specialties are financial and securities regulation, capital
markets, competition and economic policy, and corporate governance. He
has published extensively on economic and regulatory aspects of
financial markets and services, both for academic research and
specialized blogs. He regularly advises European institutions and is
involved in working groups of experts on capital markets economics and
regulation. His publications have been so far downloaded +25,000 times.

His research activity focuses on trading and
transparency of financial instruments (MiFID), central clearing (EMIR)
and key aspects of the Eurozone debt crisis (institutional set-up,
financial markets and central banking). He has recently advised the
European Commission on the revision of the Takeover Bids Directive and
the European Parliament on the external representation of the Euro Area.
Diego is also Rapporteur of a group of experts, academics and
regulators on commodities price formation in future and spot markets. In
the past (2007), he also worked as intern for the Public Authorities
Division of a major investment bank in Canary Wharf, London.

In 2011, Diego has been included by the Financial
News (Dow Jones) in the list of the “Top 40 Rising Stars in Trading and
Technology” under the age of 40 in the EMEA.