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Valtteri Ahti (Ph.D., Economics) has been appointed as Chief Strategist at Evli starting from August 1, 2021. Valtteri has strong experience in the analysis of global economics and the capital markets and is highly regarded both as a strategist and as a public speaker in economics. Valtteri has previously worked as the Chief Strategist in Danske Bank's Markets function and as Chief Economist at Evli, among others. He holds a PhD in Economics and completed his academic studies at the University of Helsinki, as well as at the prestigious Cambridge and Yale Universities.

Valtteri Ahti has previously worked at Evli from 2011 to 2017, and after a four-year absence he will return to Evli to start as Evli's Chief Strategist on August 1, 2021.

"I am delighted to be returning to Evli, where I have very warm memories of working from my previous employment history. I value Evli’s highly professional and committed staff and the opportunity to work independently. I also appreciate the company’s values. At Evli, there are good relationships between employees, and a kind of culture where people are treated like family and they feel comfortable. It is a pleasure to come back to this family," says Ahti.

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Valtteri Ahti will contribute to Evli's analysis of global economics and in the formation of its investment view, particularly in macro analysis and in forming the tactical allocation view. Evli also relies on external independent macro analysis in its analytical activities, such as the collaboration and development with the research house BCA Research.

"What I particularly like about asset management is that it requires the ability to think analytically and strategically and to take a long-term approach when forming a snapshot and the right investment views. This is a perfect match for my own personality, and my economics education provides a good foundation for it. It is a pleasure to join a successful Finnish company that has won several awards for its asset management expertise in recent years. I also want to play an active role in raising Evli’s profile in public discussions about the economy."

Kim Pessala, Head of Institutional Wealth Management at Evli, is thrilled to welcome Ahti back to Evli. "Valtteri is one of the top experts in his field, but he is also a prominent and charismatic personality. His expertise as an economist and strategist is undeniable in the financial sector. We are delighted that he is returning to continue his work with us and to strengthen our asset management business. Evli has been awarded several times in recent years as the best corporate and private banking asset manager in Finland, so strengthening and maintaining this position also poses appropriate challenges. Welcome back, Valtteri!"

For interview requests and more information:

Valtteri Ahti, Chief Strategist, Evli Bank Plc, tel: +358 50 3582928,

Kim Pessala, Head of Institutional Wealth Management, Evli Bank Plc, tel: +358 9 4766 9141,

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