Alberto Rossi is an Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. Alberto focuses his research on theoretical and empirical asset pricing, portfolio choice and financial econometrics. His recent work concentrates on networks, institutional investors’ performance, and the risk-return trade-off in financial markets. He also studies stock return predictability and commodity markets. Alberto’s work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies.