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Ditched professor lifestyle in particle physics to enter the realm of quant investing

CAREER PATH: When Henrik Wold Nilsen gave up a promising career in experimental physics to join Storebrand Asset Management as a quant fund manager, he knew that his data analyzing skills would be useful. But he was quite surprised when he figured out that his background in natural sciences would come in handy as the investment world started focusing on climate change. He tells AMWatch how he uses his background today.

Henrik Wold Nilsen | Photo: PR / Storebrand

Which career path did you envision for yourself when you were younger?

"As a teenager, I wanted to study astrophysics. I spent many nights out in the dark looking at stars and galaxies through my telescopes.

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