Experienced strategist set sights on board career

Career Path: When Carneo acquired Alfred Berg's Swedish mandates in August 2019, Jonas Olavi's role as head of tactical asset allocation became obsolete. The asset management veteran is now pursuing a career as professional board member - but wouldn't say no to a job in asset allocation "if the right offer comes along".

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Which career path did you envision for yourself when you were younger?

“It took a while to decide, but as I´m curious by nature, Economics became my discipline. I started studying “Förvaltningslinjen” where you study politics. After two years I could specialize, which I did, and I chose Economics. I thought that learning about the financial markets was the most interesting part of the degree and I then attended every course that touched upon the subject, including PhD courses, although I didn’t end my academic career as a PhD, but with a master’s in Social Science.”

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