New portfolio manager joins Skagen Global

Skagen Funds has announced the appointment of Johan Swahn as a new portfolio manager in the Skagen Global team.

Swahn (pictured) will start at Skagen on 10 March 2014 and has over thirteen years’ investment experience. He joins the firm from Stena AB in Gothenburg where he has been working since 2008 as an Investment Manager of Stena Long Term Equity, a global, long-only mandate within the Stena Sphere of companies.

Prior to Stena AB, Johan held sell-side analyst roles at Morgan Stanley, where he was head of their European Paper and Steel research team, Handelsbanken Capital Markets and UBS Warburg.

Swahn, who is 39 years old, is Swedish and holds an MSc in Business Administration and Economics from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law.

Kristian Falnes, lead portfolio manager of Skagen Global, commented: “We look forward to welcoming Johan to Skagen. He brings valuable experience to the team with wide-ranging analytical and investment expertise across a diverse range of sectors and geographies.”

In addition to Kristian Falnes, Skagen Global is managed by Søren Milo Christensen and Chris Tommy Simonsen.

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