Members of Investment Committee

Members

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Cristian Badarinza, PhD

Cristian Badarinza is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, an Associate Fellow with the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance, University of Oxford, and a Network Associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. His research interests are in the areas of residential real estate, household finance and financial economics. Previously, Cristian has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saïd Business School and a Research Assistant in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main. He has obtained a PhD and an MSc in Economics from Goethe University.

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Jian Li, PhD

Jian Li is an assistant professor of Economics at University of Luxembourg, with research interests in household finance, learning and applied microeconomics. His past and recent work relates with optimal portfolio choice with un-insurable risk, learning in financial markets, investor risk preference detection and capital in/out flow in emerging markets. He received a PhD in Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt and a bachelor’s degree in International Economics at Jilin University, China.

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Miguel Segoviano, PhD

Miguel Segoviano is Deputy Chief of the Financial Sector Assessment and Policies Division in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF. He has got over sixteen years of experience in the international, public and private sectors in various countries devising macro-financial policy based on the development of quantitative methodologies for assessments of financial stability, systemic and institutional risks as wells as modeling of macro-financial linkages with focus on the use of quantitative measures for policy making.  In the private sector, he worked as a quant risk modeler at Citibank and Deutsche Bank. Miguel holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance and a M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics.

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Nicolaus von Habsburg

Nicolaus holds a Bachelor Degree in Politics from the University of Reading and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. He began his professional career as a political consultant in Brussels before entering the financial services industry. Nicolaus has worked in Fixed Income markets for over fourteen years in both London and Frankfurt, working at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and currently Royal Bank of Canada.

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Suchanan Tambunlertchai, PhD

Suchanan Tambunlertchai is an economist in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund. Her work focuses on sovereign debt issues across a broad range of economies, including Greece, Portugal, Ukraine, Egypt, and Zimbabwe. She has also given IMF workshops on debt sustainability assessments, both for market-access and low-income countries. Prior to joining the IMF, Suchanan worked as a business analyst at First Manhattan Consulting Group in New York and a volunteer consultant at the non-profit TechnoServe in Swaziland. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and an A.B. in economics from Harvard University.

Discussions

The investment committee holds bi-annual discussions on the composition of the Global Market Portfolio and the necessary changes to its weighting, based on expectations of future developments.

Spring 2017 discussions

  • The Global Market Portfolio (as of Sept. 2016) [PDF]
  • Macro-financial conditions and outlook – a survey [PDF]
  • Summary of Investment Committee’s views and the resulting Global Market Portfolio allocations [PDF]

Autumn 2016 discussions

  • The Global Market Portfolio (as of Sept. 2016) [PDF]
  • Macro-financial conditions and outlook – a survey [PDF]
  • Summary of Investment Committee’s views and the resulting Global Market Portfolio allocations [PDF]

Spring 2016 discussions

  • Research note: The Global Market Portfolio [PDF]
  • Macro-financial conditions and outlook – a survey [PDF]
  • Summary of Investment Committee’s views and the resulting Global Market Portfolio allocations [PDF]