Karita Meling is heading the Private Equity investments for Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Elo’s Private Equity team manages a 1.3 billion euro portfolio of 35 core Fund Manager relationships and close to 150 Funds. Elo’s investments range from local Finnish, Pan-Nordic, European and US to global Private Equity or Private Debt Funds. Private Equity Investments stand for 6 per cent of Elo’s total 23 billion euro assets.
Karita has a 30 year background in investing in equities and more than 15 years at Elo and its predecessor company Tapiola Pension first heading the global Equity portfolio and some eight years ago the Private Equity Investments. Prior to that, Karita worked within Equity Research at Handelsbanken and Kansallis-Osake-Pankki. Karita holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.