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Marc Bentin, Founder and CIO |

Phone: 0041612044665

Jean Arnaud Heufke, Director |

Phone: 0041612044665

Marc authors Bentinpartner's daily market research and  runs the investment portfolios together with his Investment Committee. Prior to setting up BentinPartner,  Marc worked 22 years at  the Bank For International Settlements (BIS)  in Basel, leaving  the organisation as Principal Dealer and Currency Strategist. In a previous role at the BIS, he was Head of Asset & Liability Management (ALM), profiling the broad market risks of investment portfolios run in the Asset Management Unit. In an earlier assignment, Marc worked  as Senior Portfolio Manager in the BIS Asset Management Unit for 10 years, actively managing multi-billion long dated European government bonds and US Treasury portfolios for the Bank's own funds  and its clients. Prior to joining the BIS, Marc worked as relationship manager on the trading desk of JPMorgan in Brussels, trading OLO's and European government bonds.  He graduated with honours from the University of Louvain (Belgium) as Ingenieur Commercial et de Gestion.

Srichander Ramaswamy, Senior External Advisor |

Phone: 0041612044665

Srichander started his professional career working on the design of flight control laws for fighter planes in India prior to joining Credit Suisse, Zurich in 1994 where he worked closely with traders to price complex fixed income derivatives.  Upon joining the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in 1996, Srichander worked with portfolio managers heading the Investment Analysis Group. He later joined the BIS Economics and Monetary department as Principal Economist supporting the various committees hosted by the BIS including the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. After departing from the BIS in 2013, he held positions as Financial Stability Expert at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in Luxembourg and as EU High-Level Adviser on Financial System Governance to the Prime Minister’s Office in the Republic of Moldova. He has published widely and taught courses in finance at the University of Lausanne. Some of his publications have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and the Economist. He authored two books: Managing Credit Risk in Corporate Bond Portfolios­-A Practitioner’s Guide; and a book released in 2017 on Financial Crisis and Regulatory Reforms­-The Basel Story to Taxpayers. Srichander holds a Masters degree in Control Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.


Olivier Bentin, Senior External Adviser |

Phone: 0041612044665

Olivier started his career in the Treasury department of Monsanto where he developed a complex corporate credit assessment algorithm for the firm. A few years later, he left Brussels for New York to attend the training program of a leading US investment bank. Following this program, Olivier specialized in equity and fixed income derivative marketing and sales for institutional clients located primarily in the French speaking zone of Europe and Canada. His carreer brought him to Paris, Luxembourg, Geneva and London. He left London as a director hired by Anshu Jain who  subsequently became CEO of Deutsche Bank. Deploying his network and knowledge, Olivier became an investor and consultant in hedge funds for over a decade, advising high net worth individuals. He shares his vast experience primarily in alternative investments with Bentinpartner. Olivier is married , an avid cyclist and mountain hiker. He graduated with honours from UCL as Ingenieur Commercial et de Gestion- IAG.


After managing several Institutional Bank and Fund Management companies as Relationship Manager from Citco Bank starting in 2002, designing and developing all marketing and sales tools, Jean Arnaud initiated reporting tools projects, which led him to a senior Business Developer and Business Analyst position in 2008. Until 2012, in charge of the Data warehouse and migration committee, he designed and developed various types of reporting for internal and external matters, working on in house and third party Data Management  software and client interfaces (web portals, CRM etc.). From 2013, Jean Arnaud worked as consultant, helping his clients with the optimisation of Portfolio Management software and the management of operational matters such as  improving reports for digital customer platforms, dealing with illiquid positions and performing due diligence on third party providers and fund managers.  He holds a Master in Business Law from University of Lille in France.

Giuseppe Ballocchi, Senior External Adviser | Phone: 0041612044665

Dr. Giuseppe Ballocchi, CFA, specializes in derivative-based strategies and is passionate about bridging the gap between the theory and the practice of finance.  He is a partner with Alpha Governance Partners, which focuses on fostering good investment governance, especially in alternative investments. Dr. Ballocchi serves as a member of the Board of Governors of CFA Institute, where he has chaired the Audit and Risk Committee and on the Board of the REGMIFA fund.  He is writing a book on Pitfalls in Wealth Management, to be published by Wiley later this year.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Lausanne, where he is a member of the Steering Committee for the Master in Finance.  He serves as a foreign exchange advisor to a microfinance fund.  Dr. Ballocchi was head of financial engineering and risk analytics at Pictet & Cie, chief investment officer at Olsen Ltd, a fixed-income manager at the Asian Development Bank in Manila and a high-energy physicist at CERN. Dr. Ballocchi is a past president of the CFA Society of Switzerland, where he also served as chair of continuing education and university relations. He has been a CFA exam grader, served on the Executive Advisory Board of the Education Advisory Committee of CFA Institute and on the Annual Conference Committee, and was on the Board of Regents of the Financial Analysts Seminar. He holds a laurea (MS) in physics from the University of Bologna (Italy), an MBA from the Open University (United Kingdom), and a PhD in high-energy physics from the University of Rochester (United States). He is the author of more than 50 academic publications in physics and finance and a frequent speaker at a number of international conferences.

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