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Dr. Joonas Taras

Investment Principal, Macro

Office: London

Team: Centre

Joonas joined Actis in 2021 as an Investment Principal, Macro, after completing a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Oxford University and working in real estate private equity. Joonas acts as a macro principal evaluating, analysing, and strategising macro risks/opportunities and translating them into concrete investment implications. He helps to lead and shape internal debate on the investment fallouts of global macro developments, while bringing a critical rigour and analytical depth into the firm’s macro assessment process.

Before joining Actis, Joonas gained professional experience working for several years for a pan-European real estate private equity investor Freo Group SA. He was the Group’s Head of Research working on all matters macro and analysing diverse market risks/opportunities in the real asset investment space. Before that Joonas also worked as a private sector analyst at the World Bank in Washington DC where he helped to co-draft the bank’s flagship Ease of Doing Business report. He has also management consulting experience as a Visiting Associate at The Boston Consulting Group.

Joonas has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Master of Science degree from Oxford University. He also holds a dual Bachelor of Science degree from London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris. His academic specialisation lies in political economy using applied statistical methods. Joonas speaks fluent Estonian, French and Spanish.

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