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Grégoire Haenni

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.

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Nicolas Cuche-Curti

Nicolas Cuche-Curti has been working for the Swiss National Bank since 2003. He is currently Head of Inflation Forecasting and is also member of the management board of the SNB pension fund. 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.

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Christophe Schaer

After a Master in Business 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 Pension Funds in the Private and Public sector.

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Willy Mumenthaler

Willy Mumenthaler est le Président du conseil d’administration de Manpower en Suisse ainsi que le responsable des investissements. A ce titre, il gère les actifs financiers de la caisse de pension, la Fondation patronale, la Fondation de charité ainsi que la trésorerie du groupe. En parallèle, il a également été administrateur, membre de la direction générale, responsable pour le back office, le legal & compliance, la logistique et les achats, ainsi que les comptes clés internationaux. Après une brève expérience professionnelle à la banque Julius Baer et la banque Anker, il rejoint le groupe familial en 1990. Passionné par la finance, Willy Mumenthaler dispose d’une vaste expérience dans la gestion de patrimoine. Il est détenteur d’une licence en économie politique de l’université de Genève ainsi que d’un diplôme d’expert en finance et investissements délivré par le CIFI.

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Joël Wagner

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).

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Theo Kocken

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.

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Claude Lamoureux

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.

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Jonathan Cohen

Following his graduation in Management with a Major in Finance from the University of St Gallen in 2004, Jonathan joined Bedrock SA, a multi-family office based in Geneva and London, where he was hired as the equity analyst for an activist investor. He then joined Goldman Sachs where he got promoted to Associate Investment Professional within the Institutional Wealth Management team. In 2009, he became the CIO of Huet & Cie BV, an Independent Asset Manager based in Geneva and Zurich, where he led a team of three analysts. Recently, he was the Senior Portfolio Manager of the US team of London & Capital Asset Management where he led a team of three portfolio managers. He has over 14 years of experience in thematic investment. He frequently follows conferences on robotics online and at Imperial College. Jonathan speaks fluently English, French and German. He is passionate about new technologies and holds a Private Pilot License.

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Sherene Ban CFA

Sherene Ban, managing director, is Head of the Beta Specialist team of J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in London. Sherene is the primary Beta Strategies contact for EMEA and Asia, working closely with client advisors to position our expanding suite of Beta Strategies solutions with clients, including strategic beta, alternative beta and market cap-weighted strategies. Before that, she headed up the Client Portfolio Management team for the Asia Pacific Equities team.  Prior to joining the Firm in 2005, Sherene worked as a portfolio manager for Asia Pacific ex-Japan Equities at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC). She then transferred to London with the GIC to become a portfolio manager for European Equities. Sherene obtained a B.Sc in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.Sc in Financial Engineering from Princeton University. She is a CFA Charterholder.

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Olivier Systchenko

Vice President, Director of Continental European Business Development. Olivier joined Acadian Asset Management (U.K.) Limited in 2015 and leads AAM-UK’s marketing efforts in Continental Europe. Prior to joining Acadian, he worked in institutional sales across French-speaking Europe for Janus Capital International, in London. Olivier holds the CFA Society of the UK's Investment Management Certificate (IMC). Education: M.Sc., Finance, IÉSEG School of Management, Lille, France.

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Laurent De Greef

Senior Vice President, Director, Client Solutions and Product Strategy. Laurent joined Acadian in 2006 and leads Acadian's Client Solutions and Product Strategy Group. He is also a member of Acadian's Executive Committee. Laurent brings a strong industry background to bear, with previous roles at State Street Global Advisors and J.P. Morgan. He is a former professor of finance at the Cooremans Institute and Vlekho Business School in Brussels and served as a frequent lecturer on investments at the M.B.A. programme at the Solvay Business School. Laurent earned an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a commercial engineering degree from the Solvay Business School (Universite Libre de Bruxelles).

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Christian von Roten CFA

Christian von Roten est Senior Investment Management pour le Fonds de Pensions Nestlé depuis septembre 2017. Il est responsable de définir la stratégie d’investissement pour le Comité d’investissement et de superviser son implémentation.

Christian von Roten a rejoint Nestlé en 2007 en tant que Risk Manager pour Nestlé Capital Advisers afin de développer des outils d’analyse du risque et de la performance pour les fonds de pension Nestlé. Dès 2008, il a  travaillé en tant qu’Investment Manager chezr Nestlé Capital Management pour développer et implémenter des stratégies d’investissements quantitatives. En 2014, il est nommé Head of Quantitative Investments et prend la responsabilité d’une équipe gérant huit mandats en actions et matières premières. Fin 2016, il devient aussi co-responsable de l’équipe alternative et participe à la restructuration du Fonds de Hedge Funds afin de simplifier la structure et réduire les coûts. Avant de rejoindre Nestlé, Christian von Roten a travaillé trois ans pour la Banque Cantonale Vaudoise en tant qu’analyste quantitatif.

Christian von Roten est détenteur d’un diplôme d’ingénieur en électricité et d’un postgrade en ingénierie mathématique et financière de l'École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).