MFE Practitioner Seminars

To enhance the practical relevance of MFE courses, a series of Practitioner Seminars is organized each year in the Fall. The aim of these seminars is to connect prominent professionals from various domains of the financial industry with the cohort of MFE students who will soon enter the job market

Each seminar typically consists of a presentation by the guest speaker, followed by a Q&A session. There are also opportunities for networking.

2017/18

Trafigura: Lawrence Austen – Chief Risk Officer

Deloitte:  Andreas Bachmann – Manager in Consulting and Lead of Blockchain Swiss Team

Pictet: Florent Garcin – Pictet Asser Management

EY: Sabine Betz – Partner

2016/17

Lombard Odier: Alain Forclaz (Client Portfolio Manager, team Multi Asset) and Porfyria Malama (Analyst)

PWC: Isabelle Flueckiger (Leader Risk & Modelling, Director)

Mercuria: Ellis Kitchener (CRO) and Valentina Riva (Global Head of Quantitative Analysis)

Unigestion: Jerome Teiletche (Managing Director, Head of Cross Asset Solutions)

Deloitte: Angelo Scacchi (Senior Manager Consulting Department)

SwissLife: Tatjana Puhan (Head Equity & Asset Allocation)

TOTSA: Damien Reboul-Salze (Products and Derivatives Trading – Manager Quantitative Analysis Group)

2015/16

TOTSA: Damien Reboul Salze (Head of quantitative research), and Alev Gulacar (Head of Trading and Derivatives Products).

Goldman Sachs:  Alain Barthel (Country Head).

Dominice: Pierre de Saab (Limited Partner)

EY: Jean-Noël Ardouin (Senior Manager, EMEIA Financial Services Advisory & Risk), Daria Schwander (Senior Consultant), and Yohan Chabali (Senior Consultant).

Lombard Odier:  Didier Rabattu (Head of Global Equities), Lajla Aganovic (Portfolio Manager), Thuy-Mai Hoang (Co-Portfolio Manager), Jessica Pallie (Human Resources), and Fabienne Barresi (Human Resources).

2014/15

Lombard Odier: Matthias Gaumann (Head of Business Development), and Jessica Pallie (Human Resources).

Walter Capital: Aymeric Poulin (Associate).

Unigestion: Alexandre Falin (Mandate Manager Private Assets).

Perennium Asset Management: Arnaud Apffel (Founder and CEO).

Kensai Asset Management: Azis Nahas (Founder and CEO)

2013/14

SwissLife: Pierre Guillemin  (Head of Portfolio Management and Managing Director, Swiss Life Asset Managers).

Mercuria: Kieron Drake (Chief Technology Officer), Ellis Kitchener (Chief Risk Officer), and Tony Ford (Head of Credit).

Lombard Odier: Aurèle Storno (Portfolio Manager), and Sui Kai Wong ( Portfolio Manager, Alumnus of teh MFE at EPFL)

2012/13

Unigestion: Gabriele Susinno (Executive Director and Head of Quantitative Research & Risk Control).

Ground Zero Capital: Vincent Elbhar (Managing Partner), and Edward Filippi (Managing Partner).

Mercuria: Kieron Drake (Chief Technology Officer), and Ellis Kitchener (Chief Risk Officer).

2011/12

BCV: Fabio Alessandrini (CIO Alternative and Quantitative Investments)

Unigestion: Christophe de Dardel (Head of Mandates, Private Equity)

Lombard Odier: Jean-Paul Bonvin (Head of Operational Risks), Liza Friart (Human Resources, Development and Formation), and

Deloitte:  Philip Keller (Head of Financial Risk Management)

2010/11

SCOR: Michel Dacorogna (Deputy Chief Risk).

Credit Suisse: Mika Kastenholz (Head of Exotics Derivatives Trading).