He also acts as an adviser to a number of pension funds, family offices and charities. Over the past several years he has focused and specialised in alternative investments and their application for institutional investors, but more broadly his career has been centred on investment management, risk and governance. He has worked primarily in the private sector, but also spent a number of years in the public sector, in supervision at the Canadian financial regulator OSFI. Odi is an active public speaker and hedge fund industry commentator, having featured on many live TV broadcasts such as CNBC. He has also presented at a number of conferences and industry events, including at the G8 Summit in Germany in 2007. Prior to forming Allenbridge, he was a Vice President and Head of the Alternative Investment Group at Moody’s Investors Service in London, where he was responsible for managing the company’s global portfolio of hedge fund ratings and was involved in the analysis of a variety of securities of financial institutions and complex structured investment products. Before joining Moody’s, Odi held a number of investment and pension consulting positions, in the UK, Canada and South Africa.
Odi is an Actuary and associate of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK, and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, in Actuarial Science and Mathematical Statistics.