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Pontus von Essen

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Pontus von Essen

Head of Strategy, AP7
Pontus von Essen

Pontus von Essen is responsible for business strategy at The Seventh Swedish National Pension Fund (AP7) with assets of 100bn USD. He works together with the CEO and deputy CEO on matters of business, strategy and macro analysis. Previously he was Head of Fixed Income, FX and Alpha at AP7, managing all Fixed Income and Hedge Fund strategies with a team of five PMs. 

Mr von Essen has over fifteen years of Asset management and Capital Markets experience. Previously, he was Deputy CIO at Ericsson Pension Management with total assets of 8bn USD. Earlier in his career he held positions within proprietary trading and institutional sales at the Swedish bank, SEB.

Mr von Essen holds a Master of Science in Finance with a major in Investments from the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).