Giuseppe Ballocchi, CFA, most recently served as the head of financial engineering and risk analytics at Pictet & Cie in Geneva, Switzerland. He also lectures at the University of Lausanne, where he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Master in Finance. Previously, he was chief investment officer at Olsen Ltd, a fixed-income manager at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, and a high-energy physicist at CERN. Ballocchi previously chaired the Audit and Risk Committee of the CFA Institute Board of Governors and is a past president of the Swiss CFA Society.
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. Ballocchi 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 30 academic publications in physics and finance, and served as adjunct professor at the University of Genoa (Italy).