Haakon Pedersen, CFA
Regional Vice-President and Portfolio Manager
Haakon is based in Toronto and holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, England and is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. He has over 17 years experience in finance, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Haakon began his career as an engineer in Boston working for start-ups in the alternative energy sector which led to a successful listing on the AIM stock exchange and an interesting project for NASA. As a management consultant with Oliver Wyman in London, UK, he advised banks and insurance companies on risks in their investment portfolios and business units during the Great Financial Crisis. Prior to joining IceCap Haakon worked at BMO Wealth Management (Nesbitt Burns) as an investment advisor for three years, advising high net worth families on their investment portfolios and broader wealth management needs.
He leverages his past professional experiences by bringing a disciplined, quantitative approach to portfolio construction with an emphasis on risk management and downside protection. Originally from New Brunswick, but having worked in Canada, the US, the Middle East and Europe, Haakon resides in Toronto with his wife and enjoys Alpine skiing, climbing and debating how automation and the rise of Artificial Intelligence is changing life as we know it.
Please contact him directly and visit his personal website https://haakonpedersen.ca/