Dr. Jacobs studied Economics from the Universities of Bern and Rochester (New York, USA), before becoming a lecturer for Financial Management at the University of Bern and at the Zurich University for applied sciences in Winterthur, near Zurich. Since 1997, he has lectured at the AZEK (Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals), exploring the subject of Modern Portfolio Theory.
He has 15 years of practical experience at the Swiss Bank Corporation and at UBS Asset Management as Managing Director and as a member of the European Management Committee, where he was responsible for the global product management of investment funds. He was also a member of the Management Committee of UBS Switzerland, responsible for segment management and marketing. Subsequent 7 years as Partner and Chief Financial Officer at Aravis AG, a Swiss venture capital organization with a special focus on life sciences and renewable energies. He is the CEO at AZEK (Swiss Training Centre for Investment Professionals) and the Swiss Financial Analysts Association SFAA since 2017.
Andreas is married, and the father of two daughters.