Julia Meyer is completing her PhD in Microfinance at the Swiss Banking Institute of the University of Zurich. She is focussing on Microfinance Investment Vehicles and Benchmarking. Julia studied Economics at the University of Zurich. Before joining the Center for Microfinance in 2011, she was an assistant at the "Institut für Rechnungswesen und Controlling" and worked for the banking team of a consulting company. She gained experience in empirical research during her thesis work at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics.