Firm also opens new Stockholm office
Standard Life Investments has made two new appointments to its European business team and has opened a new office in Stockholm.
Christopher Andersson has been appointed as investment director for sales in Sweden and will be based in Stockholm reporting to co- head of European business and head of Nordics, Asa Norrie, who is based in Edinburgh.
Selcuk Acar has also been appointed as business development manager for institutional sales in Germany and Austria.
"Simpson’s appointment and the opening of an office in Stockholm signifies the commitment we have to our clients in Sweden, and our ambitious expansion plans across the Nordics,” said Norrie.
“In recent years we have seen investor demand escalate in Sweden for innovative absolute return solutions – and we have enjoyed a successful partnership with Lansforsakringar. We intend to build on this solid base and develop opportunities for growth.”
Along with Alan Simpson business development manager for Scandinavia, Standard Life Investments now has a team of three dedicated to its Nordic business.
Christopher has worked in the Nordic investment markets since 2000. He was previously sales manager at Lannebo Fonder, a boutique asset management firm with a focus on Swedish equities.
Before this, he worked in the distribution and client relationship teams at Intervalor in Stockholm.
Acar will be based in Frankfurt and will work with the existing Germany team of three – Frank Richter, Dirk Tiemann and Cayley Brown.
Previously he worked for eight years at AXA Investment Managers as senior relationship manager.
“Christopher and Selcuk both bring a range of experience and skills which will help to propel Standard life Investments further into Europe, as part of our commitment to expand our global franchise,” said Norrie.