We have the pleasure to announce that Kjetil Høyland and Alexander Lunde will join Sector Asset Management on the 1st of October 2017. The team, "Sector Zenon", will manage a global opportunity fund with a proven philosophy and investment process. The new fund is expected to launch in Q1 2018.
Kjetil Høyland, Partner and Chief Investment Officer, has 20 years of experience in the asset management business. Prior to joining Sector Zenon, Kjetil was Deputy CIO at Gjensidige Forsikring ASA, leading the tactical asset allocation team. Prior to joining Gjensidige, he ran a global TAA strategy at Bankenes Sikringsfond / Norwegian Bank's Guarantee Fund (2007–2011). Kjetil was in charge of tactical and strategic asset allocation at Statens Pensjonskasse (Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund) from 2005 to 2007. From 1998–2005 he did tactical asset allocation at Gjensidige Life / Gjensidige Nor / DnB NOR (via two mergers). Kjetil finished his PhD in Mathematical Finance at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1998. His thesis was entitled «Asset Liability Modelling for a Norwegian Life Insurance Company –a Mathematical programming approach».
Alexander Lunde, Partner and Portfolio Manager, has 11 years of financial markets experience. From 2014 to 2017, Alexander worked as a portfolio manager and analyst at Gjensidige Forsikring ASA in the tactical asset allocation team together with Kjetil Høyland. Before joining Gjensidige, he worked as a market-maker at SpareBank 1 Markets, trading Norwegian investment grade bonds (2010–2014). Alexander started his career as a front-office quantitative analyst at Nordea Markets in 2006. He holds a Master of Science degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Oslo.