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Dr. Giuseppe Ballocchi, CFA
Geneva & Bologna
+41 79 820 9975, +39 334 247 6615
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Giuseppe Ballocchi


Giuseppe has over 20-years’ experience in investment management, multi-asset risk management with derivatives and quantitative finance. CxO-level clients, incl. leading pension and institutional funds and UHNWI-managers, vouch for his holistic and respectful approach, combining cutting-edge research with a pragmatic understanding of the implementation context, including culture, governance and operational aspects


Hedge Fund manager, Luxembourg: “… engaging, asks relevant questions and exhibits great expertise in his field. His involvement has clearly benefited the board, the fund and our investors

Key Experience

Designing and managing currency/asset allocation overlays for leading pension funds and global family offices, setting up the risk management framework as CRO for trading at the largest Swiss private asset manager and successfully managing risk through the 2007 -2008 crisis; leading Board reflection on risk appetite and company culture


  • Professional Director, Advisor and Consultant, 2015- (currently active in/with boards overlooking currency, microfinance, private wealth)
  • 9 years as C-level in risk management as CRO Trading and Treasury at Bank Pictet Geneva overseeing global operations with large OTC derivative exposure and annual trading volume of around USD 1 trn, with risk-based veto rights
  • 11 years of which 4 years at C-level in overlay management (AuM USD 10+ bn), in global fixed income management (AuM USD 3 bn), Asian Development Bank, Manila, and in quant/CTA strategies with pioneer quant/high frequency firm Olsen/OANDA, Zurich
  • Consulting and director appointments, incl. 4 years in the FX Advisory Committee for a leading microfinance fund 
  • 6 years in High Energy Physics research at CERN Geneva (incl. 2 as Head of Online Systems for a major experiment)


  • PhD High Energy Physics (Rochester/ Fermi National Laboratory), M Business Administration (Open University), MSc and BSc Physics (Bologna, summa cum laude)
  • CFA, executive board training at IMD


  • Languages: English, Italian, French, German (C1 level), Japanese (elementary) 
  • Adjunct Professor in Finance, Member of Steering Committee (MSc Finance), HEC Lausanne. Lecturer in Executive Education Programs (e.g. Swiss Finance Institute), FRM preparation. Member, IFRS Advisory Council, London. Volunteer, CFA Institute, United States: 6 years as Member of the Board of Governors, incl. 2 as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee; former President, CFA Switzerland