Written on 25 May 2018.
EDHEC-Risk Institute is pleased to announce that Kati Eriksson, Head of Investments, Aalto University Endowment have joined its international advisory board, which brings together distinguished scholars, representatives of regulatory bodies as well as senior executives from business partners and other leading institutions.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Kati on the advisory Board. She will bring a breadth of experience and insight to the group, said Mark Fawcett, Chairman of EDHEC-Risk Institute international advisory board and Chief Investment Officer, NEST Corporation.
Kati said, “I’m honoured to join the international advisory board. I look forward to supporting EDHEC-Risk Institute in their admirable efforts on providingrobust and topical academic research, and findings that have firm links to practical solutions. For evidence-based institutional investors, this connection between academic and practical is crucial.”
At Aalto University, Kati has overall responsibility for endowment investment management. Her role is to steer and implement the investment strategy in order to generate additional funding for top quality research and education. The endowment has €1.0 billion in assets under management.
Previously, she worked for the State Pension Fund of Finland (VER) as Head of Strategic Analysis. She was responsible for planning strategic and dynamic asset allocation. She was in charge of the investment policy and investment risk management.
She serves as President Council Representative, EMEA West and EU Standards & Advocacy Advisory Committee Chair at CFA Institute. She participates in CFA Program Practice Analysis, giving practitioner input on the topic areas of Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning. She is a Past President of the CFA Society Finland.
The role of EDHEC-Risk Institute’s international advisory board is to consult on the relevance and goals of the research programme proposals presented by the centre’s management and to evaluate research outcomes with respect to their potential impact on industry practices. The 38 members of the board also advise on the objectives an d contents of projects deriving from the expertise of the research centre.