Chief Investment Officer, Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd
Markku Lönnqvist is the Chief Investment Officer for Hipgnosis Song Management (HSM) in London. Prior to HSM Lönnqvist was a partner at Pamplona Capital Management, a private equity firm in London, for 17 years managing investments across several funds both in Europe and North America. He has also worked in investment banking in London and New York for nine years. Lönnqvist holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Helsinki.
Hipgnosis Song Management functions as the Investment Advisor for Hipgnosis Songs Fund (SONG.L) and Hipgnosis Songs Capital. Founded by Merck Mercuriadis, a former manager of globally successful recording artists, such as Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Morrissey, Iron Maiden and Beyoncé, and hit songwriters such as Diane Warren, Justin Tranter and The-Dream, Hipgnosis Songs Management has assembled an Advisory Board of highly successful music industry experts which include award winning members of the artist, songwriter, publishing, legal, financial, recorded music and music management communities, all with in-depth knowledge of music publishing.
In October 2021, funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and Hipgnosis Song Management were set to form a partnership to support the expansion of Hipgnosis’ infrastructure and business functions, including the development of new song management expertise, data science capabilities and technology solutions.