Giovanni Bandi
Giovanni Bandi
Director, Investment Manager, Advisor & Securities Supervision

Dr Giovanni Bandi directs the Investment Manager, Advisor and Securities Supervision department at the QFC Regulatory Authority. He is a standing member of IOSCO’s policy committee on Investment Management, where he co-chairs the C5 working groups on Leverage and Global Leverage Data Framework and the C5 working group on Fund’s Risks Investing in Crypto-assets.

Dr Bandi came to the Regulatory Authority from the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) where he was a Technical Specialist for the asset management sector. In his role of department quantitative expert, he constructed a pivotal fund surveillance system and key analytics used in supervision. Previously, Dr Bandi was with MSCI RiskMetrics in London, where he led advisory for the wealth management analytics business across Europe and Asia, advising financial institutions on the application of quantitative methods for portfolio construction and risk management analytics.

Dr Bandi currently researches in the field of regulatory sequencing and advises on the development of pilot machine learning systems for regulatory matters. He is a Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, where he works closely with the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, and a faculty member of Northwestern University in Qatar as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Economics and Finance.

Dr Bandi holds a PhD in Financial Regulation from Durham University (UK), an LLM in European Business Law from the PALLAS Consortium (Netherlands) and a BSc/MSc in Finance from Bocconi University (Italy).