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Laura Wickström Named Permanent CIO at Veritas

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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Laura Wickström has been appointed as the permanent Chief Investment Officer of Veritas Pension Insurance Company, following her interim tenure in the role after the departure of Kari Vatanen to rival pension insurance company Elo. Wickström officially assumes her new position on July 1.

“Laura possesses exactly the experience and market understanding that this demanding task requires,” says Carl Haglund, the CEO of Veritas. Wickström has been with Veritas for about six and a half years, following an extensive career at Finnish alternative investment manager and fund-of-hedge fund manager AIM Capital, where she also served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to her permanent appointment as CIO at Veritas, Wickström served as Deputy CIO and Portfolio Manager responsible for Private Equity and other illiquid fund investments.

“Laura possesses exactly the experience and market understanding that this demanding task requires.”

Carl Haglund, CEO at Veritas Pension Insurance Company.

“I am grateful for the trust placed in me and I look forward to starting my new position,” comments Wickström. “It’s great to work as part of the Finnish pension system and to be able to further develop investment activities together with a professional and competent organization.” Wickström will also join the Executive Management team at Veritas Pension Insurance. 

“I am grateful for the trust placed in me and I look forward to starting my new position.”

Laura Wickström, CIO at Veritas Pension Insurance Company.

Wickström’s appointment as permanent CIO follows Kari Vatanen’s departure after four years in the role. Vatanen stepped down from his role effective April 29 to join pension insurance company Elo as Head of Allocation in November. With €4.6 billion in assets under management, Veritas is the smallest of the four pension insurers in Finland.

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Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. Write to Eugeniu Guzun at eugene@hedgenordic.com

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