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 25 years of investment and strategic consulting experience, the last 14 of which are focused on impact investing. She started her career at McKinsey 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. In 2010, she founded an independent impact investment consultancy and has since served as a trusted adviser to major private, institutional and sovereign investors. Julia is a Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member of the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich, where she leads the NextGen Impact Accelerator. Julia is the author of two books on impact investing and has lectured at St. Gallen University, IMD, Harvard and CEIBS.

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