SIFEM - Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets

Julia Balandina Jaquier
Member of the Investment Committee, Chair of the Audit Committee

Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier has over 20 years of private equity experience in emerging and developed markets. She commenced her career at McKinsey in 1993 and subsequently held senior positions at ABB Financial Services and AIG Global Investment Group, where she managed the AIG’s European direct private equity business. Dr. Balandina Jaquier has been actively involved in the development of the impact investment market since 2005, when she pioneered one of the first institutional impact investment funds and led it until 2010. She has subsequently founded an independent impact investment consultancy, and has since advised major high net worth families, foundations, global banks and corporates, helping them design and implement mission-driven investment strategies and funds. She is an adjunct professor at St. Gallen University and a member of impact investment task forces and expert committees. 

Dr. Balandina Jaquier holds an MBA (Hons.) and PhD in finance from St. Petersburg University of Economics & Finance, and is a CFA charterholder.