Dr. Tatjana Puhan

Dr. Tatjana Puhan

Adjunct Faculty

Swiss Life Asset Managers
General-Guisan-Quai 40
CH-8022 Zürich (Switzerland)
Email: tatjana.puhan(at)

Current Position

  • Head Equity & Asset Allocation at Swiss Life Asset Managers, Zurich, Schweiz (since 12/2015)
  • Adjunct Faculty (since 02/2015)
  • Portfolio Manager Asset Allocation & Equity bei Swiss Life Asset Managers, Zürich, Schweiz (since 08/2014)


Research Interests

  • Financial Markets: Investions, Options, Liquidity, Market Microstructure.
  • Asset Pricing: Empirical. 
  • Corporate Finance: Empirical and Theory.



09/2009 - 10/2014

Ph.D. in Finance (excellent with highest honors) at the Swiss Finance Institute of the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

08/2012 - 09/2013

Visiting Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management (USA) at Northwestern University, Evanston / Chicago (IL), USA

10/2007 - 07/2009

Ph.D. Student at the Department of Economics, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Working Experience

2005 - 2007

M.M.Warburg & CO KGaA, Private Banking Inhouse Consultant and Relationship Manager, Hamburg, Germany



  • Arnold, Marc, D. Hackbarth, and Tatjana Xenia Puhan, 2017, Financing Asset Sales and Business Cycles, forthcoming in: Review of Finance.
  • Vogel, Rick, Tatjana Xenia Puhan, Edlira Shehu, Doron Kliger, and Henning Beese. Funding Decisions and Entrepreneurial Team Diversity: A Field Study. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization (JEBO), Vol. 107 Part B, 595-613, 2014.
  • Puhan, Tatjana Xenia and Rick Vogel. Solving the Innovation Dilemma by Creating Organizational Think Tanks. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 11(4), 2009.
  • Puhan, Tatjana Xenia. Balancing exploration and exploitation by creating organizational think tanks. Gabler Verlag, ISBN: 3834909351, 2008.