Ex-Swedish Pension CIO To Head Blue Diamond

Mar 18 2013 | 9:05am ET

Erik Valtonen, formerly CIO of the €26 billion Swedish pension fund Tredje AP-fonden, has been named chief executive officer of Blue Diamond Asset Management.

Valtonen joins the Pfäffikon, Switzerland-based asset manager from his own consultancy, which he established upon leaving AP3 in 2011. Prior to AP3, he worked at Svenska Handelsbanken in fixed income and fixed income derivatives in Helsinki, London and Stockholm.

Said Blue Diamond board member Angelo Calvello in a statement: “Erik joins us with substantial experience in quantitative investing, derivatives, portfolio construction and management, risk budgeting, and governance. This experience, along with his understanding of our business, will allow him to immediately contribute to our current success and help us build a sustainable, robust business for the future.  We are delighted to attract someone of Erik’s calibre and track record to our talented team.”

Blue Diamond was founded in 2009 by a group of professional and private investors.


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