Dr. Julia Balandina Jaquier is a seasoned investment executive with 19 years of experience focused on sustainable private equity and finance. She has led over USD1 bn worth of investments in environmental technologies, renewable and conventional energy, healthy living and infrastructure in emerging and developed markets. Her career began in 1993 at McKinsey & Co. Subsequently, she held various senior positions at ABB Financial Services and AIG Investments, where, after co-managing the European direct private equity business, she pioneered and led a USD150 m impact investment fund. She has served on boards of seven companies. Dr. Balandina Jaquier is a frequent speaker at impact investing conferences and a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen MBA program on responsible/impact investing. She is the author of “Guide to Impact Investing for Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals.” Dr. Jaquier holds an MBA (with honors) and PhD in finance from St. Petersburg University of Economics & Finance, and is a CFA charterholder.


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Impact Investing: Overcoming Resistance from Family and Board Members

Posted on November 15, 2012 by Julia Balandina Jaquier

Editor’s Note: Impact investing is of growing interest to the many thousands of philanthropic families around the world who manage their philanthropy through family foundations and family offices. In this month’s edition of Family Giving News, we present practical solutions and advice regarding one of the most commonly cited challenges for getting started in impact/mission investing: getting internal buy-in. The… Read More

Impact Investing and Family Philanthropy: a One-Two Punch

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Julia Balandina Jaquier

Interest in impact investing among wealth holders, their foundations, and family offices continues to grow. As a means for providing capital to for-profit ventures with a social mission, impact investing is increasingly viewed as an effective solution for combining the philanthropic aspirations of wealthy families with their financial objectives… Read More