With the hires, the asset manager strengthens its European footprint in equities. Both Brännback and Lähdesmäki are Citywire AAA-rated managers and join Schroders from Aktia Asset Management. They specialise in small and micro caps, will be based in Helsinki, and will begin at Schroders in the New Year.

Rory Bateman, equities head at 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, Nordics country head at 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.”

Source: https://www.institutionalassetmanager.co.uk/2021/09/22/306539/schroders-appoints-nordics-portfolio-managers