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Manager of top-performing fund leaves Aktia - "At this age you can no longer be waiting endlessly if you want to make your dreams come true"

Without passion and dedication it is impossible to succeed as a portfolio manager and investor, says long-term portfolio manager Mika Heikkilä, who is leaving his position at Aktia to exclusively manage his own investments in the future.

Mika Heikkilä, Head of Equities at Aktia. | Photo: Aktia PR.

The two most important principles when investing in equities are that one should invest in companies that other investors are not interested in and believe academic research about which long-term small caps perform better than others, says Mika Heikkilä, Head of Equities at Aktia and portfolio manager of Taaleri's Mikro Markka Finnish small cap equity fund.

The third principle to remember when investing is that without passion and dedication it is impossible to succeed as a portfolio manager and investor, he says.

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