Markus Schmid is a Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of St.Gallen and the Managing Director of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance. He is also a faculty member of the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI). He is the Managing Editor of the Financial Markets and Portfolio Management Journal and Co-Organizer of the Annual Conference of the Swiss Society of Financial Market Research.
Professor Schmid is studying various research questions around the corporate governance of corporations, including how directors’ actions affect their reputation and labor market outcomes, gender and diversity issues in corporate boards, and data issues in corporate governance research. Related recent research analyzes the consequences of ESG-related regulation on corporations, the role of product market competition in customers’ reactions to litigation against firms, and the application of machine learning techniques in bankruptcy prediction. Professor Schmid also analyzes household financial decision making and in particular the role of financial advice on households’ financial decisions and performance. A recent research project analyzes the impact of financial advice on personal retirement savings.