Person of the month
«Performance measurement is more transparent for portfolio managers than for many other professions.»
Stefano Zoffoli, Swisscanto Invest by ZKB
Stefano Zoffoli heads the Multi Asset Balanced team, which is in charge of managing traditional, mixed institutional mandates and funds. As Chief Strategist, he is additionally responsible for determining and communicating the Swisscanto Invest investment strategy. Born in the canton of Ticino, he holds a Master of Economics degree from the University of Zurich and began his career as an economist at Credit Suisse from 1992 to 1996. This was followed by ten years at Julius Baer Asset Management and a stint with Deutsche Bank before he joined Swisscanto in July 2016.
"The combination of „science and art“ in asset management is unique."
Philipp Bärtschi, Bank J. Safra Sarasin
Philipp Bärtschi is Head of Investment Management at Bank J. Safra Sarasin. Since 2016 he is responsible for all investment teams within the Asset Management of the company. Philipp Bärtschi started working for Bank J. Safra Sarasin in 2006. Before that, he worked at Threadneedle Asset Management in London and Zurich Financial Services in Zurich. Philipp was appointed Chief Strategist and Chairman of the Investment Committee in 2009. In 2013 he was promoted to Chief Investment Officer of Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd.
"Knowledge is key to succeeding in the digital age."
Francesco Franzoni, Swiss Finance Institute
Francesco Franzoni is SFI Professor of Finance at the Università della Svizzera italiana. He joined SFI in 2007 and has held an SFI Senior Chair since 2012. Professor Franzoni obtained his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Franzoni’s research has been published in the top finance journals worldwide and has appeared in the international press. He is a regular speaker at leading academic conferences in finance. He argues, that Knowledge is key to succeeding in the digital age.