Michele Gambera is Co-Head of Strategic Asset Allocation Modeling. In this role he co-leads the team developing and maintaining quantitative models in asset allocation for both clients and the portfolio management teams in Investment Solutions.
Michele joined UBS Asset Management in 2010 from Ibbotson Associates, Morningstar’s asset allocation consultancy, where he had been Senior Research Consultant and Chief Economist since 2006. In his more than nine years at Morningstar, he was also a Senior Quantitative Analyst and then Chief Economist for Morningstar Associates LLC. Prior to joining Morningstar, he worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for two years as an Economist in the Supervision and Regulation division.
Alongside his extensive economic and quantitative analysis experience, Michele has a strong academic background and has held various teaching roles, most recently on the Master of Quantitative Finance program at University of Illinois. He is often quoted by the press including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He is a member of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance and the CFA Society of Chicago.
Topic: Economic and market outlook.
Michele will start from the current macroeconomic conditions to provide the UBS Investment Solutions short-term outlook for a wide range of asset classes and currencies. Moreover, he will share the team's 5-year projections for the main asset classes, which are generally low, and will discuss the challenges for retail and institutional investors in a low-return environment.