New portfolio manager joins Skagen Global

Skagen is delighted to announce the further strengthening of its Skagen Global team with the appointment of Knut Gezelius as a new portfolio manager from 12 May 2014.

Gezelius joins Skagen from Goldman Sachs where he has been an Executive Director in the Global Equity Team at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in London since 2010.

In this role, he acted as buy-side analyst and global sector lead for stock selection of publicly listed equities in a team which actively manages GSAM’s Global Equity and European Equity funds for institutional clients by investing in undervalued quality companies, using a rigorous bottom-up, stock-picking approach with a long term investment horizon.

Previously, Gezelius held the position of Senior Lead Analyst at the Fortune 500 integrated energy company Entergy Corporation in Houston, where he led multi disciplinary strategic planning teams evaluating infrastructure investments. He is a Swedish citizen and a CFA charter holder.

The firm recently announced that Johan Swahn will join Skagen Global in March 2014, strengthening the existing portfolio management team of Kristian Falnes, Søren Milo Christensen and Chris Tommy Simonsen.

Kristian Falnes, Lead Portfolio Manager of Skagen Global, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome Knut to Skagen. He brings valuable expertise to the team from a decade of wide-ranging, international experience across strategic planning, management consultancy and investment management.”

Knut Gezelius added: “I am absolutely thrilled to join Skagen who share my long-term, value-driven approach to investing with a focus on active stock-picking. I look forward to helping the Global team continue its excellent investment track-record.”


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