Montserrat Casanovas, professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at the University of Barcelona and full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has been appointed Collegiate of Merit of the Association of Economists of Catalonia for her contribution in financial markets , valuation of companies, business financing and her outstanding teaching work. Casanovas is the president of the Commission of Educational Economists and Researchers and the Forum of Economists in Financial Markets of this institution, as well the vicepresident of the Financial Commission of the Registry of Financial Advisors of the General Council of Economists of Spain and coordinator of its Financial Observatory.
The Governing Board of the Association of Economists of Catalonia highlights the teaching task of the academician of the RAED and her expertise in training many new economist promotions, in addition to her support for the economist profession and her constant collaboration and involvement with the collegiate organization of economists in Spain in its representative bodies. Vicepresident of the Catalan Association of Accounting and Management, Casanovas has carried out a dissemination work on the importance of the manager and financial advisor, even for the small investor, and has participated in various media explaining the work of these professionals. “In Spain we aren’t used to having a financial advisor, unlike countries like the United States. Almost everyone ends up using the tax advisor, and in the same way the financial advisor is very useful for the small saver”, she says.
Montserrat Casanovas entered as full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors in 2017 with the speech “El asesoramiento financiero, la figura del asesor financiero y de las EAFI” (Financial advice, the figure of the financial advisor and the EAFI). She was answered on behalf of the RAED by the full academician José María Gay de Liébana, one of the guarantors of her recognition by the Association of Economists. She is the author of numerous publications on finance and financial markets and member of the editorial boards of various national and international journals.