Its focus on people and culture. People in the team are really down-to-earth and everyone seems to be enjoying what they do. Additionally, I find the new Value-Added Infrastructure strategy very interesting as it looks at infrastructure investments a bit differently to traditional infrastructure funds. Also, it is a new strategy, and the team is just being built, so it is very exciting to be part of something new. The energy of the team and MML as a whole is great and forward-looking.
I really enjoy figuring out what companies actually do, what has made them successful and what is driving value creation in those companies. Previously in my career, the focus has mainly been on large corporations, but I have also had an occasional opportunity to work with mid-market companies. Those experiences have always been more exciting to me as there is an opportunity to work even more closely with the companies, their founders, and management teams. Now as an investor, I have an opportunity to help those companies to grow, achieve their goals and create value as well as see how they can positively affect change in society.
Before I started studying finance, I played ice hockey for 15 years in Finland and Canada, so most likely I would be doing something related to sports and ice hockey. Maybe it could be as a coach in an ice hockey team or as an agent helping young players to achieve their dreams. Also, I have always been interested in food, so I could be a restaurant owner specialising in fine-dining food.
For investors in MML Fund VI, MML Ireland I & MML Ireland II
For investors in MML Fund VII