Schroders is expanding its European equities footprint with the appointment of two experienced fund managers based in the Nordics.
Nordic equity investors Jan Brännback and Janne Lähdesmäki, who specialise in small and micro caps, will join Schroders from Aktia Asset Management in the New Year.
The Citywire AAA-rated managers boast a combined 36 years of investment experience, with a focus on allocating capital to quality growth companies at a reasonable price. They will be based in Schroders Helsinki office and will work closely with the business’ Global and International Small-Cap teams, as well as broader European equity managers.
Rory Bateman, Head of Equities, Schroders, says: “The Nordic region is home to some of the world’s most innovative companies and we expect Jan and Janne to provide our Equities business with on the ground insight into future technologies and leading edge sustainable businesses.
“Their investment process is geared towards identifying innovative growth companies that demonstrate a structural competitive edge in their sectors. Integrating sustainable risks and opportunities is also a key component.”
Henrik Jonsson, Country Head, Nordics, Schroders, says: “These appointments further reinforce our commitment to market-leading active management, the investment needs of our clients and the region having opened our Helsinki office in 2019. We believe our clients in the Nordics and beyond stand to benefit from their talent.”