Grégoire Haenni is the Chief Investment Officer of the Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève (CPEG) he joined in June 2014. He is responsible for the pension fund’s asset allocation efforts for all multi-asset classes. Prior to that, he was the CIO of the pension fund of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, based in Geneva, Switzerland. During his almost 5-year time at CERN, he put in place an investment framework today acknowledged as the CERN Investment Model. Before that, Grégoire headed the Research and Investment Department of Bank of China (Suisse) Fund Management SA. He also founded Bedrock Alternative Asset Management SA, a subsidiary of Bedrock Group where he led the research and portfolio management activities. From 2001 to 2007, Grégoire Haenni was a senior qualitative and quantitative analyst at Pictet & Cie’s Alternative Investment Department. He also managed the Asian multi-strategy fund of hedge funds, as well as tailor-made portfolios dedicated to HNW Clients. He started his career in 1997 as a financial analyst and portfolio manager at Merchiston Management SA.
Grégoire Haenni holds a PhD in Mathematical Statistics of the Econometrics Department of the University of Geneva where he specialized in multi-dimensional statistics giving lectures to BSc. and MSc. students.
Nicolas Cuche-Curti has been working for the Swiss National Bank since 2003. He is currently Head of Inflation Forecasting. After spending a post-doctoral year (2000-2001) at the University of California, Berkeley as a research fellow, Nicolas Cuche-Curti worked for the Swiss think tank Avenir Suisse (2001-2002) and for UBS in the Group Public Policy (2002-2003). He wrote his Ph.D. at the University of Lausanne about Swiss monetary policy. During his Ph.D. he worked for the Studienzentrum Gerzensee (1994-2000). He graduated with a Master’s degree in economics from the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Previous to his dissertation, he used to work for different banks and for the Swiss Government.
Willy Mumenthaler received a degree in BA in economics from the University of Geneva in 1989 and is a CFA Charterholder since 2000. After a short professional experience at Bank Julius Baer and Bank Anker, he has joined the family business in 1990 as the Investment Officer. He is in charge for the asset management of various entities inside Manpower, including the treasury of the company, the pension fund, the employer fund and the charity fund. Assets under management have risen to around CHF 600'000'000.- during the last 25 years. In parallel, he was also responsible for the back office, for legal & compliance, for the international accounts and also the logistics & procurement. He was also member of the executive committee for a number of years and is still Board member of Experis Switzerland. He is an active member in various associations such as the FBN Switzerland (the family business network), the SFAA (the Swiss financial analysts association) and the ACSTR (association of Swiss corporate treasurers). Language spoken : French, English, German. His hobbies beside his children are readings, travel, ski, tennis and diving.
After a Master in Management and Economics from the University of Lausanne, Christophe Schaer started his career in 1995 by UBS as a Market Maker on the bond market in Zurich. In 1998, he joined Banca del Gottardo in Lugano where he operates as Head of Treasury and Fixed Income, works on Balance sheet management optimizing the use of liquidity and regulatory capital, sets up a securitization, a structured product platform and manages the Fixed Income trading activities of the group. Between 2008 and 2010, after the merger with Banca del Gottardo, he manages an Absolute Return Fund as Executive Director within BSI. Member of the Executive Committee of Compenswiss since march 2010, he is acting as Chief Investment Strategist, managing the Strategic Asset Allocation, the Overlay mandates and Treasury operations. Aside from his main activities at Compenswiss, he also acts as External Advisor for the Pension Fund of the State Personnel of Canton Fribourg (CPPEF).
Joël Wagner est professeur ordinaire en sciences actuarielles à HEC Lausanne et membre du Swiss Finance Institute. Il est également membre de la Commission de haute surveillance de la prévoyance professionnelle. Avant d'intégrer la Faculté des HEC, il était professeur-assistant en gestion des risques et assurances à l'Université de Saint-Gall (HSG) et membre du comité exécutif de l'Institut d'Économie de l'Assurance. Son expérience du secteur inclut l'engagement comme consultant dans le domaine des services financiers et de l'assurance auprès de The Boston Consulting Group. Joël est titulaire d'une venia legendi en administration des affaires, avec spécialisation en gestion des risques de l'HSG et s'est vu décerner le titre de privat-docent. Il est docteur en mathématiques et possède un diplôme d'ingénieur en physique de l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Theo Kocken is professor of Risk Management at VU University Amsterdam, founder of the Anglo-Dutch pension investment & risk management firm Cardano (www.cardano.com) and chairman of the Cardano Development Foundation (www.cardanodevelopment.com) which focuses on risk-based challenges in frontier markets.
Over the past 25 years he has published many books and articles on risk management, pension fund design and financial markets. He also uses alternative media. Together with Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Theo Kocken produced the documentary “Boom Bust Boom” on financial crises and endogenous instability, with a clear call to policy makers and academics to adjust economics to human nature.
To further widen the public understanding of economics, he supported the development of the website Economy, (www.ECNMY.org). This website is the result of a collaboration between Cardano and the worldwide Rethinking Economics student movement that aims to make economics more accessible and jargon-free.
Jean-Maurice Ladure is Executive Director and Head of Equity Applied Research, EMEA with responsibility for research to support new and existing indexes and risk models, including factor and economic exposure indexes, as well as performance and risk attribution. He also serves as an ambassador to asset owners and managers on the role of indexes and factor models in asset allocation and portfolio construction.
Prior to joining MSCI, he held a number of roles at Coutts, the private bank of RBS. As Global Head of Quantitative Solutions, he was instrumental in developing Coutts’ client proposition and was responsible for investment performance analysis and portfolio risk. Before that, he was Head of Investment Strategy in Europe, primarily responsible for making investment recommendations within managed portfolios. This was based on modelling the interactions between economics and financial assets, assessing equity market valuations and capturing investor sentiment effects on markets.
Prior to Coutts, he was an investment strategist at Barclays Wealth and also worked at BNP Paribas Asset Management, as an institutional portfolio manager and quantitative analyst.
Jean-Maurice Ladure holds a Masters degree in Economics and Statistics from ENSAE in France and is a CFA charter holder and a French actuary.
Actuaire de formation, Claude Lamoureux a été le premier PDG de Teacher’s, le Régime de retraite des enseignants et enseignantes de l’Ontario. Entre 1990 et 2007, année de sa retraite, Claude a fait de Teacher’s l'un des régimes de retraite les plus innovateurs, affichant un actif de plus de 100 milliards de dollars, et offrant un service exceptionnel à plus de 250 000 membres. Avant son arrivée chez Teacher’s, Claude a travaillé à la Métropolitaine Compagnie d’assurance-vie aux États-Unis et au Canada, ou il a dirigé les activités entre 1986 et 1990. Cofondateur de la Coalition pour une bonne gouvernance, Claude a siégé à plusieurs conseils et siège présentement à l’Industrielle-Alliance, Orbite Technologies, Home Capital Group et à la Fondation Chagnon. Il a un BA de l’Université de Montréal et en commerce de l’Université Laval, Claude a reçu des doctorats honorifiques des universités York et de Montréal. Fellow de l’Institut canadien des actuaires et de l’Institut des administrateurs de sociétés, Claude est également Officier de l’Ordre du Canada.