Prof. Dr. Vitor Azevedo

Vitor is a professor at the Chair of Financial Management at RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau. He earned his Ph.D. in finance, graduating summa cum laude from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). His tenure at TUM extended beyond his doctoral studies, serving as a postdoctoral researcher (Akademischer Rat) from 2018 to 2021. His research primarily focuses on empirical asset pricing, behavioral finance, sustainable finance, and quantitative finance. He is particularly noted for applying artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques in asset pricing and other financial applications. Vitor is also affiliated with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), where he contributes to the Department of Data Science and its Applications (DSA). Before joining TUM, Vitor's professional background included roles in the financial markets as a portfolio manager and stockbroker.

Personal website (link here).



Academic Career

Since 2021 W2-Professor of  Financial Management, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
2019 Research stay at Yale School of Management, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut (United States)
2018-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher (Akademischer Rat), Technical University of Munich, Department of Financial Management and Capital Markets (Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer)
2015-2018 PhD, TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich, Department of Financial Management and Capital Markets (Prof. Dr. Christoph Kaserer), Thesis Title: The Role of Earnings Forecasts in Asset Pricing Models and Estimates of Cost of Capital
2014 Interim Professor, State University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis (Brazil)
2012-2014 Interim Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis (Brazil)


Practical and Entrepreneurial Background

2010-2012 Portfolio Manager, Somma Investiments (Asset Management), Florianópolis (Brazil)
2008-2010 Stockbroker, XP Investimentos / Banif Invest, Florianópolis (Brazil)


Further Information

  • European Journal of Finance
  • Journal of Asset Management
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • International Journal of Production Research


Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften


Gebäude 42, Raum 364

67663 Kaiserslautern


Tel.: +49 (0) 631 / 205 4105

E-Mail: vitor.azevedo(at)


Office hours by appointment with the secretariat