Allenbridge, an independent investment adviser to UK pension funds and part of MJ Hudson, the asset management consultancy, has appointed Antti Suhonen as Director.
Suhonen has worked as an independent consultant and adviser to clients in the financial services sector, with a focus on alternative investments and financial markets. He also holds a position as Professor of Practice in Finance at Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, Finland. His teaching and research interests include alternative investments, financial institutions, and fixed income and credit markets.
Suhonen previously held various derivatives structuring, product development, sales, and trading roles in investment banking over two decades. He was most recently Managing Director and global head of origination in the Equity and Funds Structured Markets business at Barclays Investment Bank in London, concentrating on alternative investments and quantitative investment strategies. Prior to Barclays, Antti worked at Bankers Trust in London and Union Bank of Finland (now Nordea Bank) in Helsinki and London. He holds an MSc (Economics) and a PhD (Finance) from Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration.
Suhonen says: “I am excited to be joining the team at a time when the need for objective and independent investment advice is greater than ever. I look forward to working with the Allenbridge and MJ Hudson team to further enhance the firm’s analytical and investor solutions capabilities.”
Odi Lahav, CEO of Allenbridge, says: “We are very pleased to announce that Antti Suhonen has joined the team. Antti’s strong technical knowledge, ties to academia and his senior level investment and management experience makes him a key addition to our growing team.”