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Nuveen appoints Christoffer Hedberg as Head of the Nordics and Benelux with aim to expand further

Nuveen, the $1 trillion global investment manager of TIAA, aims to continue its expansion in Northern Europe with the appointment of Christoffer Hedberg as its new Head of the Nordics and Benelux. The region is a key market for the firm, having been a significant driver of growth in recent years. As such, Nuveen expects to increase its local presence further in the near future.

Hedberg has worked in the asset management industry for more than 15 years, starting at HQ Fonder (now Carnegie Asset Management) before joining Coeli AB, DNB Asset Management and Whitebeam Fund Marketing. In 2016 he was appointed Head of Nordics for Dimensional Fund Advisors, before becoming a part of Nuveen in 2017. Since then he has been an essential part of Nuveen’s continuous growth in the region.

Alex Prout, Head of International Advisory Services, Nuveen, commented: “Christoffer brings a wealth of experience and we are thrilled to have him leading our further expansion in the Nordics and Benelux. He will play a key role in continuing to grow our investment and distribution capabilities to meet the increased interest we are seeing from regional institutional investors."

“In Northern Europe, the challenges of finding risk adjusted returns have only risen given the volatile market conditions we have seen in 2020. Now more than ever, investors wish to partner with like-minded managers with a local team and a proven track record to help them meet their long-term goals. Christoffer Hedberg’s leadership in the region will be a great asset as we continue to expand our client partnerships in Northern Europe, across our broad investment platform.”

Christoffer Hedberg, Head of Nordics and Benelux, said: “I am excited to take on the challenge of this new role and, together with the team, I look forward to expanding our already significant position in the Nordics and Benelux. In recent years, we have experienced considerable appetite from our local partners for Nuveen’s expertise in alternative investments, ESG-capabilities, and infrastructure. The heritage of our parent company TIAA and its role as a likeminded investor is something clients in the region find appealing.”

Hedberg has until now worked closely with the former head of the Nordics, Per Frederiksen, who has decided to pursue a career outside Nuveen. “We thank Per Frederiksen for his excellent service to our company and the role he has played in the growth we have seen in the region. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors”, Alex Prout added.

Following his appointment, Hedberg will head up Nordics and Benelux going forward and additionally continue to service clients located in Sweden and Finland. Director Alex Hansen will continue to cover Denmark, Norway & Iceland.

Nuveen collectively serves approximately 400 institutional clients in EMEA across a wide range of investors including pension funds, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, banks and family offices. The firm offers a wide range of separate accounts, commingled funds and UCITS strategies to investors across a wide range of liquid and illiquid alternative strategies such as real estate, real assets (farmland, timber, infrastructure), private equity and debt, in addition to both traditional and fixed income assets.

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