Prof. Dr. Aymo Brunetti is Professor of Economic Policy and Regional Economics at the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. Up until 2019 he also headed up the Federal Advisory Council for the Future of the Swiss Financial Centre (Beirat des Bundes für die Zukunft des schweizer Finanzplatzes). He was previously Head of the Economic Policy Directorate of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and informal national chief economist. From 2012–13, he chaired a group of experts led by the Swiss Minister of Finance, which drew up proposals for overcoming the challenges facing the Swiss wealth management industry. He was then Chair of the high-ranking Expert Group of the Federal Government and commissioned a report on the advancement of Swiss financial market strategy.