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Professor Henri Servaes

Professor of Finance
London Business School
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Henri Servaes, Professor of Finance, London Business School
ECGI Research Associate (2002) :


Henri Servaes is Professor of Finance at London Business School. He holds a BBA from European University and a MSIA and PhD in finance from Purdue University.

His areas of interest include corporate control, corporate diversification, initial public offerings, capital structure, and mutual funds. He has published articles on these topics in all the leading finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Financial Management and a number of other finance journals. His work has been presented at all major international finance conferences and at more than 50 universities worldwide.

He has had previous appointments at the University of Chicago, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and taught in MBA programs in Russia and the Czech Republic, and in doctoral programs in Belgium and Switzerland.

He has been involved in consulting and executive education for Anglo American plc, the Chase Manhattan Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, The Financial Times (Lex Team), First Union Corporation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, SG Hambros, and Suez, SA, among others. At London Business School, he teaches corporate finance in the Masters in Finance Programme, the Senior Executive Programme, and the Corporate Finance Evening Programme.

Research Interests
Corporate control
Corporate finance
Financial institutions

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Social Capital, Trust, and Firm Performance: The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility during the Financial Crisis ECGI Finance Working Paper 446/2015 February 2015 Winner of the 2016 Standard Life Investments Finance Prize (Best paper in the Finance Working Paper series)
Distressed Acquisitions ECGI Finance Working Paper 435/2014 August 2014
Portfolio Manager Ownership and Fund Performance ECGI Finance Working Paper 148/2007 August 2006

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