Michele Mazzoleni Head of Macro Research, Research Affiliates Share Add Download Print Mr. Mazzoleni is head of macro research at Research Affiliates, a subadvisor to PIMCO. He conducts empirical research on macroeconomics, term structure forecasting and international finance. He contributes to the Research Affiliates global tactical asset allocation strategies and RAFI™ Fundamental Index™ portfolio construction. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Lugano in Switzerland. Before starting his graduate studies, he worked in the Foreign Exchange division of UBS in Lugano.