About Torgeir Høien
Torgeir Høien was born in Stavanger, Norway in 1962 and, after a year as a visiting student at New York University, graduated from the University of Oslo with an MSc in Economics in 1988. He began his career in 1988 as a high school teacher. From 1989 he helped build up Sonans, the largest Norwegian chain of commercial high schools. He quit as CEO of Sonans in 2001 to co-found the software company Logometrica. In 1998 he joined the executive board of Norges Bank as an external member. In 2004 he worked at Handelsbanken, as their senior economist in Oslo. Torgeir joined SKAGEN in 2005 and since September 2006 has managed SKAGEN Tellus, a global sovereign bond fund where his main investment strategy is to use macroeconomics and extensive analysis and proprietary research tools to identify undervalued bonds and currencies. Torgeir’s interests outside of fund management include skiing, literature and the cinema and theatre.