OppenheimerFunds has expanded its European business platform with the appointment of Patrik Silfverling as head of Nordics and Benelux.
In his new role, Silfverling will be responsible for growing the firm’s sales and distribution footprint with institutional and high-net-worth clients in the Nordic and Benelux regions. Silfverling will be based in Stockholm, reporting to Doug Stewart, head of EMEA for OppenheimerFunds.
Silfverling joins OppenheimerFunds from Franklin Templeton, where he was director and head of the Nordics region responsible for developing relationships with investors and distributors throughout the region across all client segments.
His appointment is the latest addition of the firm’s continuing buildout of its EMEA platform, following the recent hiring of Dicken Watson as EMEA COO and the opening of its new European headquarters in London.
At the same time, the firm continues to expand its range of Ucits investment strategies on OppenheimerFunds Icav, an Ireland-domiciled Ucits platform, with the launch of its Emerging Markets Local Debt fund. The funds on the Ucits platform provide greater flexibility for global investors looking to access these investment strategies.