About the Author

Julia Balandina Jaquier, Ph.D, CFA


Julia is a recognized impact investment expert and a trusted advisor to some of the leading global families of wealth and their Family Offices. With over 20 years of hands-on experience in impact finance and a passion for supporting market-based solutions to global challenges, Julia has facilitated development and implementation of a broad range of mission-driven investment programs and funds for private, institutional, and sovereign investors. Julia is the founder of JBJ Consult, an independent impact investment advisory boutique, and of KATALYST, a capacity-building program for families of wealth.

Julia began her career at McKinsey in 1993 and subsequently held senior positions at ABB Financial Services and AIG Global Investment Group, where she managed the AIG’s European direct private equity business and pioneered one of the first institutional impact investment funds in 2004.

Balandina Jaquier is the author of one of the first books on impact investing (published in 2011), she lectured/s at St. Gallen University, IMD, INSEAD, Harvard, Yale and CEIBS and serves on the (advisory) boards of Unilever, SIFEM (Swiss DFI), FORE Partnership, and tonic T100.