Afonso Eça
Afonso Eça
Assistant Professor (Adjunct)
Finance Knowledge Center

Executive director of the Center of Excellence for Innovation and New Business at Banco BPI. The CoE works to identify new trends and opportunities enabling the creation of a robust view of the Bank’s future. The center works across the bank, to understand customer needs and find innovative ways to increase added value.

Lectures and coordinates graduate level (MSc) and executive education courses in Finance.

Previously, co-founded Raize (fintech company) and helped it grow to become a leading online lender for SME and one of the largest investment communities in Portugal. In 2018, we did our IPO in Euronext Lisbon. Prior to Raize, I´ve worked as a derivatives trader and portfolio manager in the hedge fund industry.

I have an Economics BSc degree from Nova SBE (Portugal), a Finance MSc from Tilburg University (Netherlands). I´m also a CFA Charterholder.

2009 - MSc Investments Analysis - Tilburg University

2008 - B.Sc. in Economics - Universidade Novade Lisboa 

Fintech, Decentralized Finance, Asset Pricing, Derivatives, Risk Management