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Pedro Santa-Clara is a Full Professor Finance at the Nova School of Business and Economics since 2007.  He was Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Finance at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management from 1996 to 2009.  Pedro has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Nova SBE and a Ph.D. in Finance from INSEAD. 


Pedro has published more than 30 papers in top academic journals of Finance and Economics.  He was a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research.

In 2012, Pedro’s career took a radical turn, and, over the subsequent six years, he led the construction of the new campus in Carcavelos for Nova SBE and the €54 million campaign that funded it.  In this context, Pedro led the creation of Fundação Alfredo de Sousa, which he presided between 2015 and 2018.

At the beginning of 2019, Pedro started Shaken Not Stirred a company that promotes and manages education projects: 42 Lisboa opened in October 2020 and 42 Porto opened in July of 2022; Miles in the Sky started in August 2021; TUMO to open its first center in Coimbra in September 2023.


Pedro is a founder and member of the Board of Trustees of Instituto Mais Liberdade, a think tank that promotes the liberal ideals of individual freedom, market economy and democracy.

Pedro is a founding partner of Atrium Portofolio Managers, an asset management firm created in 1999, and of Data4Deals, a fintech startup created in 2021. 

Pedro is married to Ana Conduto and has three wonderful kids, André, Tiago, and Tomás, and two beautiful grandchildren, Mateo and Sofia.  In his spare time – what spare time? – Pedro enjoys running, CrossFit, reading, and, most of all, spending time with friends and family.

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctorate, INSEAD - Institut européen d'administration des affaires

Management, Master, INSEAD - Institut européen d'administration des affaires

Economics, Bachelor, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

External positions

President, Associação Topsail, TUMO Portugal

2022 → …

Co-founder and Chairman, Data4Deals

2020 → …

Co-founder and Chairman, Miles in the Sky

2020 → …

President, 42 Lisboa

2019 → …

President, 42 Porto

2019 → …

President, Associação 101010 Portugal

2019 → …

CEO, Shaken not Stirred

2018 → …

President, Fundação Alfredo de Sousa


Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research

2011 → …

Partner, Atrium Investimentos

2004 → …

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

2003 → …

Full Professor, The Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles

30 Sept 200131 Jul 2008

Assistant Professor, The Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles

1 Sept 199631 Aug 2008


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