Speakers: John Gandolfo, the Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Pension and Endowments dept of the WB Treasury, and Oliver Fratzscher, the Chief Executive Officer EM Leaders LLC.
John Gandolfo is the director and chief investment officer of the Pension and Endowments department of the World Bank Treasury. The department manages about $25 billion of pension and other retirement benefit portfolios invested across a range of asset classes, including fixed income, public and private equity, real estate, and hedge funds. Prior to assuming these responsibilities, he was the director of the Quantitative Strategies, Risk and Analytics Department, where he was responsible for the development of strategic and tactical asset allocations, risk management, and financial modeling for the asset management, capital markets, and banking businesses. Previously, he was the director of Investment Management Department. Mr. Gandolfo holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the George Washington University. (http://www.worldbank.org/en/about/people/j/john-gandolfo)
Oliver Fratzscher is chief executive officer EM Leaders LLC based in Maryland. Prior to founding the company in 2012, Oliver served as Executive Vice President for the largest Canadian pension fund (CDPQ), developed investment strategies for emerging markets and also contributed on the Sovereign Wealth Funds Advisory Board. He previously held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, the IMF and the World Bank (IFC) where he established a local currency investment bond fund (GEMLOC) across emerging markets. Oliver has been widely quoted in the financial press and invited to speak at various central banks, finance ministries and leading academic institutions. He also serves on boards and has joined the research advisory board of BCA research, and he holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
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