Jukka Pihlman has been with SCB since May 2012 and is responsible for strategic dialogue/advice and coverage of central banks, public pension funds and sovereign wealth funds globally and multilateral institutions and development organizations in the Americas region. As part of his role he and the Public Sector team also conduct training and workshops for Public Sector clients on various markets, risk management, asset/reserve management related topics. He has also presented at several seminars and workshops organized by multilateral institutions such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bank of International Settlements (BIS), International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations and the World Bank. He joined SCB from the IMF, where he worked as an advisor on reserve management and sovereign asset management in the Sovereign Asset and Liability Management Division and wrote several research and policy papers on these topics. At the IMF he also led and participated in several Technical Assistance missions advising central banks and sovereign wealth funds on various asset management, risk management, and governance related issues and also ran training workshops for central banks. He was also heavily involved with the International Working Group for Sovereign Wealth Funds in drafting the Santiago Principles and in the establishment of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds. Prior to joining the IMF, he was the Head of the Risk Unit at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, which was responsible for the risk management framework for foreign reserves and domestic market operations. Previously he worked as a Financial Economist in the Market Operations Department of the Bank of Finland and as an Instructor and Lecturer at the University of Tampere, Finland, from where he holds MSc. (Economics and Finance) and MSc. (Statistics and Mathematics) degrees. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Monetary Institute (IMI) of the Renmin University of China.
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