Axelsson New Sustainability Chief at Swedbank Robur

    Eva Axelsson
    Sustainability Chief, Swedbank Robur

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Swedbank Robur (Swedbank Asset Management), the wholly owned subsidiary of Swedbank and one of the largest mutual fund managers in Scandinavia, has appointed Eva Axelsson as its new head of sustainability analysis, according to a press release.

    Ms Axelsson, whose latest post was as Sustainability Manager with KPA Pension for the past five years, has a solid background in sustainability, having also worked at the Exportkreditnamdan, Tetra Pak, Skanska and as an environmental consultant. She also has a Master’s degree in biology.

    Ms Axelsson is expected to play a key role when Swedbank Robur takes its next steps towards becoming Sweden’s leading fund management company, in terms of both sustainability and results.

    “I am very pleased that we have recruited Eva to further strengthen our sustainability analysis, which is an important step towards becoming the market’s most sustainable fund manager,” commented Stefan Sundblom, Shares Manager at Swedbank Robur.

    “I am looking forward to working at Swedbank Robur. The ambition and responsibility implicit in leading the sustainability efforts of the fund company was attractive to me and it is with great pleasure that I assume my new role,” Ms Axelsson said. She will assume her new position in mid-October.

    Swedbank Robur has over SEK 1100bn in AUM and, besides being Sweden’s largest mutual fund company, is the largest fund manager in the Nordic region and the third largest shareholder on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

    Swedbank Robur offers savings products for private individuals and institutional clients ranging from investment funds to life insurance, pension products and discretionary investment management. It also has approximately 80 open investment funds covering all major regions, sectors and asset classes. Swedbank Robur serves approximately 3.1 million customers in Sweden and 1.1 million in the Baltic region, for whom it manages €100bn in assets.

    Swedbank Robur celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

    Image: (c) Aleksandar Mijatovic-shutterstock

    Glenn W. Leaper, PhD
    Glenn W. Leaper, PhD
    Glenn W. Leaper, Associate Editor and Political Risk Analyst with Nordic Business Media AB, completed his Ph.D. in Political and Critical Theory from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2015. He is involved with a number of initiatives, including political research, communications consulting (speechwriting), journalism and writing his first post-doctoral book. Glenn has an international background spanning the UK, France, Austria, Spain, Belgium and his native Denmark. He holds an MA in English and a BA in International Relations.

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