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The Award

The Award, the only one of its kind to be awarded in Spain, intends to contribute towards economic development and corporate finance by acknowledging applied research in this field. This Award, sponsored in this edition by Deutsche Bank, in conjunction with CUNEF and Universia, grants an economic award of 10,000 euros and a sculpture by Martín Chirino.

The members of the Jury enjoy renowned prestige in the economic, corporate and academic worlds. It was presided by Antonio Rodríguez-Pina, Chairman of Deutsche Bank España. Since the Prize began in 2005, more than 200 articles have been received from authors of more than 30 nationalities, all covering a broad range of topics. In this VI edition of the Jaime Fernández de Araoz Prize on Corporate Finance, 49 articles have been received, issued by 112 authors of 27 different nationalities. Most of these authors belong to the academic and university world, and belong to teams representing the world’s most important universities and business schools.

The Award pays tribute to Jaime Fernández de Araoz Gómez-Acebo, a Graduate in Economics and Business Studies from CUNEF, who dedicated his career to investment banking. Between 1989 and 2003 he worked for Lehman Brothers, Banco Santander and, finally, as Managing Director of Citigroup, always demonstrating his great worth as a person and professional. He died in 2003 in an accident at the age of 37.