Jarkko is one of the two Co-Founders of NorthPeak Governance LP. Currently Jarkko serves as a Director in funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Luxembourg. Prior to NorthPeak, Jarkko was a portfolio manager and later the head of hedge funds at Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company having overall responsibility for the team, portfolio and investments. Jarkko successfully grew the business to become one of the largest hedge fund investors in Europe. Before Varma, he was one of four founding partners of Avenir, an equity long/short fund in Helsinki. He started his career at Pension-Varma in 1996, first as an economist and later as a strategist covering macro and investment analysis as well as asset allocation and risk management tasks.
Jarkko has served as a member of UN PRI hedge fund advisory board since 2014. He chaired the PRI working group which helped formulate the first industry-standard responsible investment due diligence questionnaire for hedge funds. He holds a graduate degree (MSc, Economics) from the University of Tampere, Finland.