UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Prof Francesca Medda

Prof Francesca Medda

Professor of Applied Economics and Finance

Dept of Civil, Environ &Geomatic Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2005

Research summary

Asset Allocations

Digital Finance

Fintech and Digital Application

Sustainable Investment & Alternative Assets

Infrastructure Investment

Impact investment and Innovative Financial Mechanisms

Financial Portfolio Optimization

Public and Private Partnerships

Teaching summary

Program Director: Venture Capital and Private Equity with Fintech



Francesca Medda

She is Professor ofApplied Economics and Finance at the University College London (UCL). She isthe Founder and Director of UCL Institute of Finance and Technology.  From2020, she is coordinating the digital strategy in the Italian Financial Conduct and Supervisory Authority, Consob. She is leading inConsob, three main projects on the digitalisation of supervisory activities. Sheis also coordinating the group dedicated to the Consob regulatory sandbox andshe is one of the member of the Italian Fintech Committee. Her researchfocussed mainly on innovative finance and technology, sustainable finance andimpact investments. Her work is published in leading academic and practitionerjournals. Since 2012 she has served as economic adviser to the UK Ministry of Environmentand Agriculture (Defra) and the UK Ministry of Finance (HMTreasury).Since 2016,she has been Vice-President of the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.She has worked actively with the private and public sector, including TheEuropean Investment Bank, The World Bank, UNESCO, UNHabitat. Professor Meddahas hold several research grants of more than £15m, two of which pertain to theapplication of complexity analysis in the real world.