Orbit36 expands its expertise with four seasoned banking experts

  • Posted on März 31, 2023 by Dr. Andreas Ita

We are excited to announce the expansion of Orbit36’s expertise in strategic transformation, treasury and risk management. Effective immediately, Orbit36 offers clients additional access to its broader network of senior advisors, who are industry leading experts in their fields. With this important step in the growth strategy of our firm, Orbit36 offers a broad range of specialized consulting services in Finance, Treasury, Risk, and Strategy for financial institutions.

Dr. Andreas Bitz is an experienced Chief Risk Officer. He was at UBS CRO Treasury, CRO Wealth Management Americas and Global Head Market Risk Control for the Investment Bank. Andreas was responsible for the development and execution of the risk management framework for market and liquidity risks, including oversight and control for interest rate, structural FX, liquidity and funding risks. He is an experienced crisis manager during market and business stress events.

Dr. Jochen Kaduff held various senior leadership positions in strategy, finance, risk and front office management and is an experienced change manager. For 6 years, he was the Chief of Staff of the Group Chief Financial Officer at UBS and lead of a program for front-to-back digitalization of the credit processes of UBS Switzerland. Prior to this, he worked at Credit Suisse, Bank Vontobel and Julius Bär. Jochen started his career as consultant and later Associate Partner in the Swiss Office of McKinsey & Co, where he advised financial institutions on strategy, organization, cost excellence and risk & distressed asset management.

Daniele Ferraro is an experienced senior liquidity portfolio manager and securities trader. For 10 years, he was Head of the Liquidity Reserve at UBS globally. In his role, he was responsible for the management of the regulatory portfolios across all legal entities and regions. In addition, he contributed to the optimization of the financial resources and risk management across the various areas within Group Treasury’s mandate: funding, the banking book, and the regulatory portfolios. Prior to that, he held several trading and investment roles within UBS Investment Bank and across different asset classes. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Kredietbank Suisse SA and the Banque Suisse de Crédit et de Dépôts.

Ugo Lagrotta is a professional with vast experience in financial risk management covering multiple asset classes. He led the trading team which managed the structural FX exposure in Treasury ALM and he managed the counterparty exposure for the UBS Investment Bank. Among others, he implemented the Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) framework and CDS hedging capability in line with the regulatory framework. Prior to this, he worked several years as Portfolio Risk Manager for BP Oil International, where he also implemented the framework for risk-adjusted performance measurement.

We are proud and look forward to providing our clients the benefits of the industry leading knowledge, leadership experience and passion of our expanded team. We wish Andreas, Jochen, Daniele and Ugo much success.

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