Grégoire Haenni is the CIO of the Pension Fund of the State of Geneva (CPEG) since 2014.
Previously, Mr. Haenni served as CIO of the pension fund of CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research based in Geneva. For nearly 5 years, under his leadership, the CERN pension fund has taken a major shift in both asset allocation strategy and risk management. This innovative capital preservation strategy is now recognized as “the CERN investment model”.
Previously, Mr. Haenni headed the Research and Investment Department of Bank of China (Switzerland) Fund Management SA. Prior to that, he founded Bedrock Alternative Asset Management SA, a subsidiary of the Bedrock Group, where he headed the research and portfolio management activities. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Haenni was an analyst in the alternative investments department of Pictet & Cie. He also managed the Asian multi-strategy fund of hedge funds as well as tailor-made portfolios for HNW clients. He started his career in 1997 as a financial analyst and portfolio manager at Merchiston Management SA.
From 2019 to 2021, he was the Vice Chairman of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Board, the official voice in Europe for the fight against climate change. Today, he is the Special advisor of the Board of the IIGCC.
Grégoire Haenni holds a PhD in mathematical statistics from the Department of Econometrics at the University of Geneva.