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Jasu Mäkinen

portfolio manager, Varma

Jasu Mäkinen is a portfolio manager at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and joined in 2016. Varma is one of the largest private pension investors in Finland with over 45 billion EUR assets under management.

Jasu is a portfolio manager in cross assets and allocation team headed by Kari Vatanen. The team’s focus is on derivatives trading in all asset classes using systematic and discretionary models. Systematic strategies cover internal and external Alternative Risk Premia solutions and other non-traditional quantitative strategies.

Jasu is responsible for the development of internal systematic alpha strategies and management of a discretionary and systematic multi-asset derivatives portfolios. He holds a master’s degree in Financial Economics from BI Norwegian Business School.