Meet the team
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Building a business like Octopus takes a lot of people. Today Octopus is home to over 800 employees, including more than 125 investment professionals across five alternative investment businesses.
The Institutional Funds team
Our Institutional Funds team work closely with institutional investors across the Octopus Group. They will be your first port of call if you’d like to find out more about our institutional investment capabilities.
Deniz joined Octopus in May 2014, working on institutional fundraising and strategic acquisitions in the renewables team.
Prior to Octopus, Deniz worked in Commerzbank’s structured finance team and arranged project finance for a renewables developer. Deniz has a Masters degree in Finance from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and is a holder of the CFA professional designation.
Mark joined Octopus in 2011 having spent the early part of his career in Private Client roles with HSBC Private Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
Penny joined the team having worked at Octopus for more than eight years. She was instrumental in planning, designing and project managing the move from Old Bailey to 33 Holborn.
In her previous role as an Inward Investment Manager at the UK Department for International Trade Semi provided strategic advice to large UK infrastructure fund managers on distribution to large Korean institutional investors such as pension funds, asset managers and insurance companies.
Semi has a degree in English Linguistics and Literature from Sahmyook University in Korea and an MA in International Relations from University of Warwick.
Jason has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCL.