Kari Vatanen

Director, Head of Cross Assets and Allocation, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Kari Vatanen is a head of cross asset derivative strategies and allocation at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company. He is responsible for developing and managing both systematic and discretionary investment strategies. He has spent over 7 years by trading derivatives on the equity markets, bonds, FX and commodities, and by developing alternative risk premia strategies. Prior to this he worked over 10 years as a risk manager and a quantitative analyst in various investment organizations. Kari holds a MSc in Engineering Mathematics from Helsinki University of Technology and a MA in Philosophy from University of Helsinki. He is a CFA Charterholder and holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) certification.