About the Author

Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier, CFA


Julia is a seasoned impact investor and a trusted adviser to some of the largest high net worth families, international banks, and the Swiss and UK Governments. She started her career in 1993 at McKinsey, and subsequently held senior positions at ABB Financial Ser­vices and AIG, where she managed the European direct private equity business. 

 For the last 13 years of her career, she has focused on impact investment. In 2005, Julia pioneered one of the first institutional impact investment funds, which she managed until 2010. She subsequently founded an independent consultancy, and has helped develop and implement a broad range of mission-driven investment programs and funds.

Julia is a member of several Boards and Investment Committees, including at SIFEM (Swiss Development Finance Institution) and Unilever, and is an adjunct professor at St. Gallen University. She is the author of one of the first books on impact investing (published in 2011) and has been a member of various industry taskforces and expert committees.