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World Family Office Forum | Europe

Julia Balandina Jaquier


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 the 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. She is the author of two books on impact investment, an award-winning lecturer at major business schools and universities, and a member of the (Advisory) Boards of SIFEM (Swiss Development Finance Institution), Unilever, FORE Partnership, and toniic 100. She started her career at McKinsey in 1993 and subsequently held senior positions at ABB Financial Services and AIG Global Investment Group, where she managed the European direct private equity business and pioneered and led a USD 450m impact investment fund.

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