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Urs Peyer

Associate Professor of Finance


Urs Peyer is the Dean of Degree Programmes and an Associate Professor of Finance at INSEAD. He holds a PhD in Finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, and a Lic.rer.pol. from the University of Berne, Switzerland.

Urs Peyer’s research interests focus on corporate governance, executive compensation, empirical corporate finance, and share repurchases. He has published his research in the top finance and managerial journals. Recent publications include The Best-Performing CEOs in the World (Harvard Business Review), Lucky CEOs and Lucky Directors (Journal of Finance), The CEOs Pay Slice (Journal of Financial Economics), and The Nature and Persistence of Buyback Anomalies (Review of Financial Studies).

Urs Peyer is teaching in INSEAD’s MBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes. He teaches the Corporate Governance MBA and PhD courses and has directed both customised and open-enrolment programmes. Urs was a visiting faculty at the University of Chicago and at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Previously, he has worked in the portfolio management team for a subsidiary of Credit Suisse and was a jet pilot in the Swiss Airforce.

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The Buyback Fund That Gives Back

A buyback fund we launched in 2011 has continued to grow in 2014 and is now open to small investors.