Pernille Jessen , Head of Credit at Unipension in Denmark

Pernille Jessen is Head of Credit at Unipension in Denmark, a labor market pension fund of academics with 117,000 members and approximately USD 18bn assets under management. Unipension invests across assets classes in listed equities, fixed income, credit, alternatives and private equity. The fund has traditionally given emphasis to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) factors in the investment policy. Pernille is responsible for the credit efforts of the fund with a particular focus on High Yield bonds, senior private debt and structured credit. Pernille holds a PhD in finance from Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as a M.Sc. in Mathematics-Economics from University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Prior to her position at Unipension, Pernille was an Economist at the central bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank.