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Speakers Performer 2020

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Senior Executive Director, Institutional Asset Management

Geneva Management Group

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Senior Executive Director, Institutional Asset Management

Geneva Management Group


Head of Global Fund Solutions, Senior Portfolio Manager


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Research and Business Development Perreard PPI

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General manager

Quaero Capital

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Investment specialist Union Bancaire Privée

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Vice-président, ESG Research Analyst, Head PIMCO Research on Climate Change

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Client Portfolio Manager Robeco

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UBP Consultant

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Director General of the Center "Enterprise for Society"

Marc-Christian has over 30 years of experience in institutional management.

He worked for 10 years with a large independent Swiss institutional manager as an Investment manager. He specializes in strategic asset allocation for balanced mandates.

Previously, Marc-Christian managed for 19 years mandates in Swiss and European equities of pension funds with Lombard Odier.

He is Chartered Financial Analyst and Portfolio Manager (CFPI / AZEK) as well as Chartered Market Technician (CMT).

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Marc - Christian Bollet
Senior Executive Director, Institutional Asset Management, GMG

Christophe Julen
Senior Executive Director, Institutional Asset Management, GMG

Christophe has 20 years of experience in institutional management in Switzerland and the USA.

He worked for 12 years with a large independent Swiss institutional manager as a Member of the Management Committee and head of the “Research & Investment” team. Member of the asset allocation committee, he was also in charge of Swiss equities.

Christophe was responsible for the investment committee of a Swiss pension fund.

From 2000 to 2006, he was a consultant to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master from HEC Lausanne.

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At the head of the Global Fund Solutions team, Nicolas Burckhardt is responsible for the Global Invest and Pension Invest Futura product lines. From 2016 to 2019, he was responsible for maintaining the quantitative and multi-asset equity portfolios as senior portfolio manager of Vontobel Asset Management. Previously, Nicolas Burckhardt handled the management of quantitative multi-asset products for Vescore. From 2013 to 2015, he held the position of Senior Quantitative Analyst, where he developed the process and model landscape. Nicolas started his professional career in 2006 as a research and teaching assistant at the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen.


Dr. Nicolas Burckhardt

Nicolas Burckhardt
Head of Global Fund Solutions, Senior Portfolio Manager, Vontobel

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Jonas Ganz
Recherche et Business Development Perreard PPI

Jonas worked as an online course production manager for the University of Geneva and the Swiss Finance Institute. He holds a Masters in Finance with a specialization in Wealth Management from the University of Geneva.

Jean Keller joined Quaero Capital SA in 2011, as CEO and Partner. Before that, Jean Keller was CEO of 3A, the alternative management division of the Geneva banking group SYZ. Before joining the SYZ group, Jean Keller held several responsibilities for 11 years within the Lombard Odier group in Geneva, New York and London. From 1988 to 1992, Jean Keller was Manager and Analyst at Barings Asset Management in London and Hong Kong.

Jean Keller holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in Finance.

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Jean Keller
Directeur Général, Quaero Capital

Ralph Berkien
Client Portfolio Manager Robeco

Ralph Berkien is a Quant Fixed Income Client Portfolio Manager at Robeco. Previously, he held positions of Product Manager, Marketing Director and Investment Advisor within the same company. Ralph started his career in the investment industry in 2002. He holds a master's degree in investment management from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a bachelor's degree in international business administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam and he is a certified European financial analyst.

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yvan delaplace

Yvan joined UBP in 2015 as an analyst and portfolio manager. He is also an investment specialist for the Impact platform. Previously, he was Portfolio Manager at Coutts. Yvan joined Coutts in 2010 with the role of developing fund and ETF selection, before launching and co-managing the Coutts Multi Asset fund. He is over 20  years of experience as a quantitative analyst, portfolio manager and sales manager. Yvan holds an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Lausanne, as well  as the Financial Risk Manager certification.

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Samuel Mary is vice-president and ESG analyst specializing in the integration of ESG criteria into the investment process and credit research at PIMCO.  He also coordinates research on climate change. Before joining PIMCO in 2018, Samuel Mary was a senior ESG analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux where he was responsible for thematic research and investment with social and environmental impact, “corporate ESG access” and the integration of criteria. ESG in equity research. He has more than nine years of experience in the financial sector and is a graduate of ESCP Europe (Master in Management Grande Ecole with a specialization in finance). It was ranked first in the SRI research category in 2017 based on an Extel survey of UK management companies.

Samuel Mary
Vice-président, ESG Research Analyst, Head PIMCO Research on Climate Change

simon pickard

Simon is over 20  years of experience and joined UBP in 2019 as a consultant for the Bank's Impact franchise. He is chairman of the Impact Investment Committee, which is responsible for developing UBP's impact investing strategy and ensuring compliance with best practices in its implementation. He is also a member of the Impact Advisory Board. Previously, he was responsible for portfolio management in emerging markets equities at Man GLG, after having been in charge of the management of the flagship emerging equity fund of Carmignac between 2008 and 2015. Simon holds a degree in history of Trinity College, and the CFA Charter.

Dr. danthine

Teacher. Jean-Pierre Danthine Born in Belgium in 1950, Jean-Pierre Danthine holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Louvain and a PhD from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh. After starting his academic career as a professor at Columbia University in New York, he joined the HEC at the University of Lausanne in 1980, where he was professor of macroeconomics and finance until the end of 2009.

He was also Director of the International Center for Financial Asset Management and Engineering (FAME) and Managing Director of the Swiss Finance Institute. In January 2010, Jean-Pierre Danthine joined the General Management of the Swiss National Bank, of which he became Vice-Chairman. After leaving the SNB on June 30, 2015, he took over the presidency of the Paris School of Economics. He is also a full professor at EPFL and a member of the board of various foundations. Since January 1, 2020, he has been Director General of the Center Enterprise for Society founded jointly by the University of Lausanne, IMD and EPFL.

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