René Nicolodi is the Head of Equities & Themes Department within the asset management organisation at Zürcher Kantonalbank and Deputy Head of Asset Management. He started his career at Swiss Bank Corporation and UBS and held several investment banking and asset management positions at Zürcher Kantonalbank prior to his current roles. Dr. Nicolodi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Zurich and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Outside his roles at ZKB, Dr. Nicolodi is a lecturer at the the Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals (AZEK) and the International Management Institute in Kiev. He represents the Swiss Financial Analysts Association in the ESG Commission of the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) and is Vice-President of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF).