CV

Academic Appointments

 
2016 – now

 
2018 – now

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
School of Management and Economics,
Professor of Practice in Economics

Shenzhen Finance Institute
Co-Director, Centre for Financial Technology and Social Finance

2015 The Chinese University of Hong Kong / Tsinghua University
Adjunct Professor
2007 – now University of Bern
Lecturer (part time) / visiting professor

Professional Appointments

 
2018 – now
2016 – 2018
Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA)
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Member, Board of Directors
 
2011 – 2015
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
 
2000 – 2001
Credit Suisse
Credit Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Research and Credit Risk Management
 
1994 – 2000
Swiss Economic Institute (KOF/ETHZ)
Senior Researcher and Executive Officer of the Centre for
International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET)
Researcher

Visiting Positions

2016 – now Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY)
Research Fellow (non-resident)
2019 Oct Princeton University
Paul and Marcia Wythes Center on Contemporary China
Visiting Researcher
2016/2017 Bank of Japan (BoJ)
Research Fellow
2017 Bank of Finland
Research Fellow
2016 Bank for International Settlements
Research Fellow

Education

1996 – 2000 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 – now University of Bern
Master in International and Monetary Economics:
“Financial Institutions and Regulations”

Bachelor Level

2017- now Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
“Financial Markets in China and the World”
2007 – 2012 University of Bern
“Money, Institutions and Financial Markets”