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Pinebridge Investments picks peer's Nordic head to lead new regional hub

The US-based asset manager has hired Viggo Johansen to spearhead the firm's new office in Stockholm, which will soon be open for business.

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Pinebridge Investments has hired Viggo Johansen as Head of Nordics. He will be based at the firm’s new office in Stockholm, which will open soon, according to a press release.

Johansen has almost 20 years of experience within the asset management industry and joins the firm from Natixis Investment Managers, a France-based asset management group, where he had a similar role.

In his new role, Johansen will be responsible for Pinebridge’s sales and distribution strategy in the region, with a focus on expanding the firm’s share of the institutional investment market, the company writes in the press release.

The experienced business developer will play a key role in establishing and enhancing relationships with clients and strategic partners in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.

He will report to Klaus Schuster, CEO of Europe for Pinebridge.

“We have been working with institutions in the Nordic region for many years and look forward to building on existing relationships further, as well as developing new partnerships with some of the world’s leading investors," comments Schuster.

“The Nordic region has experienced significant growth across all markets and has specific needs and requirements that can best be addressed by an on-the-ground presence and extensive knowledge of the local markets. We are pleased to welcome Viggo on board and believe his track record and expertise will help us deliver the best solutions for our clients.”

Prior to his over five years at Natixis Investment Managers, Johansen worked at Schroders Investment Management as Deputy Head of the Nordic Region and Head of Institutional Sales Nordics and at AIG Investments as Head of the Nordic Region.

The new Stockholm office expands Pinebridge’s presence in Europe, alongside its offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland.

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