New head for Martin Currie Nordic institutional business

Martin Currie, the independent investment affiliate of Legg Mason, has appointed Andreas Wallendahl as head of Nordic Business Development and Client Service.

Based in London, he will report to David Townsend, head of EMEA and Global Consultant Relations. The appointment is part of the manager’s plans to develop across the EMEA region. Martin Currie said that it has seen increasing institutional investor interest across Europe for its global, European and Asian equities capabilities, and the exposure it offers in emerging markets.

Wallendahl has some 25 years of experience working for a number of Nordic asset allocators. He joins from BNY Mellon, where he previously was managing director, head of the Nordic region.

Townsend added that the appointment came at a “key time in our international development”, with increasing interest in Martin Currie’s they key product areas that focus on high active share relative return, absolute return, and equity income strategies.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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