Laura Grassi

Core Faculty | Senior Assistant Professor

Short Profile outline

My name is Laura Grassi and I am a professor of Investment Banking and Finance Lab courses at Politecnico di Milano, where I am also a Senior Assistant Professor. In my role as Head of the Fintech and Insurtech Observatory, I am involved in research on financial incumbents and startups, with a particular emphasis on Europe as well as on international markets. I am also Director of the evening Executive MBA programme at Politecnico’s business school, Polimi Graduate School of Management. My students are important to me, and I strongly encourage them to participate in international competitions, such as the CFA Institute Research Challenge, where we have reached the world finals on numerous ...


PHD: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Master of Science: Management Engineering - Finance, Politecnico di Milano.

Bachelor of Science: Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.

Academic course held at SOM

Finance Lab [Mod. 2]

Investment Banking

Finance Lab [Mod. 2]

Investment Banking

Finance Lab [Mod. 2]

Investment Banking

Investment Banking

Investment banking

Investment banking

Investment banking

Teaching Areas: FINANCE (FIN)


Specializing Masters

Executive Education



Specializing masters


Her main research interest is in innovation and digitalization of the financial industry (Fintech and Insurtech), with a strong focus on strategical implications, business models and valuation, implementing both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Relevant Publications

Grassi Lanfranchi Faes Renga, "Do we still need financial intermediation? The case of decentralized finance – DeFi", Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 19, 323-347

Lanfranchi Grassi, "Examining insurance companies’ use of technology for innovation", Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance: Issues and Practice, 47, 520-537

Giudici Grassi Momtaz, "Scaling up the FinTech business: Competition, regulation & data management", Journal of Economics and Business, 121

Grassi Lanfranchi, "RegTech in public and private sectors: the nexus between data, technology and regulation", Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 49, 441-479

Grassi Figini Fedeli, "How does a data strategy enable customer value? The case of FinTechs and traditional banks under the open finance framework", Financial Innovation, 8, 75

Grassi Fantaccini, "An overview of Fintech applications to solve the puzzle of health care funding: state-of-the-art in medical crowdfunding", Financial Innovation, 8, 84

Lanfranchi Grassi, "Translating technological innovation into efficiency: the case of US public P&C insurance companies", Eurasian Business Review, 11, 565-585

Battanta Giorgino Grassi Lanfranchi , "Regtech: Case studies of cooperation with banks in italy", Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ECIE, 2020, 112-119

Moretto Grassi Caniato Giorgino Ronchi, "Supply chain finance: From traditional to supply chain credit rating", Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 25, 197-217

Santandrea Sironi Grassi Giorgino, "Concentration risk and internal rate of return: Evidence from the infrastructure equity market", International Journal of Project Management, 35, 241-251

Grassi Giorgino Raimondo Romani, "The induction of board directors: a case study perspective", Corporate Ownership & Control, 13, 207-223

Service to the community

  • Director - Executive MBA Evening

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