CV

Professional Appointments

 
2018 – now
2016 – 2018
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Member, Board of Directors
 
1988 – 1994
Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
Regional Adviser Asset Management for the 11 largest Asian reserve
managers, Coordinator of the Asian Bond Fund initiative (ABF)
 
2006 – 2011
2002 – 2004
Swiss National Bank (SNB)
Deputy Director, Head of Investment Strategy and Financial Market Analysis
Senior Economist, Research Department
 
2004 – 2005
Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY)
Visiting Resident Scholar
 
1988 – 1994
Credit Suisse
Credit Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Research and Credit Risk Management
 
1996 – 2000
 
1994 – 1996
Swiss Economic Institute (KOF/ETHZ)
Senior Researcher and Executive Officer of the Centre for
International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET)
Researcher

Academic Appointments

2018 – now The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Shenzhen Finance Institute
Co-Director, Centre for Financial Technology and Social Finance
2016 – now The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
School of Management and Economics,
Professor of Practice in Economics
2015 The Chinese University of Hong Kong / Tsinghua University
Adjunct Professor
1997 – now University of Bern
Part time lecturer

Visiting Positions

2016 – now Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY)
Research Fellow (non-resident)
2017 Bank of Finland
Research Fellow
2016/2017 Bank of Japan (BoJ)
Research Fellow
2016 Bank for International Settlements
Research Fellow

Education

1996 – 2002 University of St. Gallen
Doctorate in Econometrics, summa cum laude
1988 – 1994 University of Bern
Master in Economics (lic.rer.pol), magna cum laude.
Major subject: econometrics
Minor subjects: political science and sociology

Teaching

Executive Courses

2012 – 2015 Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Hong Kong
“Investment strategies” (with a focus on Asian bonds and inflation linkers) Tailored executive courses (1 day to 1 week) for senior reserve managers of the 11 largest reserve holders in Asia: Reserve Bank of Australia, The People’s Bank of China, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Bank Indonesia, Bank of Japan, The Bank of Korea, Bank Negara Malaysia, Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Monetary Authority of Singapore, Bank of Thailand).
2015 Chinese University of Hong Kong & Tsinghua University
MBA in Finance at Tsinghua: ”Financial Institutions and Regulations”

Master Level

2016, 2017, 2018 Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen & Shenzhen Finance Institute
Master of Finance program at CUHK-SZ and Shenzhen Finance Institute: “The Economics of Money and Financial Institutions from the classic textbook to FinTech”
2014 – 2018 University of Bern
Master in International and Monetary Economics:
“Financial Institutions and Regulations”

Bachelor Level

2017, 2018 Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
“Financial Markets in China and the World”
1997 – 2012 University of Bern
“Money, Institutions and Financial Markets”