Maria Rengefors new chairman of Swedish Investment Fund Association

Maria Rengefors, Nordea Fonder, has been elected chairman of the Swedish Investment Fund Association while Carl Cederschiöld, Handelsbanken Fonder, has been elected deputy chairman, the Association has announced.

Rengefors, who joined the board in 2013, and previously was deputy chairman, is chief executive of Nordea Fonder, where she writes a regular blog about funds and issues facing fund investors in Sweden ( ). She replaces Peter Branner of SEB Investment Management, previous chairman who has been on the board since 2011, and who remains as an ordinary board member.

Cederschiöld has been on the board since 2016. Also appointed as a new board member is Åsa Wallenberg, SPP Fonder. Wallenberg took on the role as head of funds at Norwegian group Storebrand in January this year, when she also became chief executive of SPP Fonder in Sweden. This means she is responsible for Delphi and Storebrand funds as well as SPP funds in Sweden – where it claimed some SEK150bn (€15.5bn) of AUM as of December 2016.

The Association’s board thus constitutes:

Maria RengeforsNordea Fonder
Deputy chairman
Carl CederschiöldHandelsbanken Fonder
Ordinary board members
Peter BrannerSEB Investment Managementre-elected
Annelie Enquist              Skandia Fonderre-elected
Helena HillströmDidner & Gerge Fonderre-elected
Liza JonsonSwedbank Roburre-elected
Magnus LekanderEast Capitalre-elected
Johan WahlmanFIM Fonderre-elected
Åsa WallenbergSPP Fondernewly elected



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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