Marc Bentin, Founder and CIO
Jean Arnaud Heufke, Risk Control & Compliance
Marc authors BentinPartner daily market research and runs the investment portfolios. Prior to setting up BentinPartner, Marc worked 22 years at the Bank For International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, leaving the organization 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. Previously, 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 Treasuries 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 honors from the University of Louvain (Belgium) as Ingenieur Commercial et de Gestion.
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, Deputy Risk Control and Compliance
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 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.