International investor and asset manager Empira Group will open an office in Stockholm, Sweden "in coming weeks", it said in a statement on 19 August. 

Christopher Andersson (pictured) will become the new managing director and head of Nordic client relations, with a brief to establish and expand the business with institutional investors in Scandinavia.

Lahcen Knapp, chairman of Empira Group's board of directors, said: "In the appointment of Christopher Andersson, we have gained a very experienced expert. This latest development means we will be able to offer Scandanavian investors attractive investment opportunities in the DACH region and the USA in the future."

Andersson has 22 years of experience in the investment industry, most recently as director of asset manager Artisan Partners. He has also worked at Aberdeen Standard investments, and Lannebo Fonder as heads of distribution and sales respectively.     

"Scandanavian investors traditionally like to invest abroad. ESG-compliant investments in particular play a special role here.

Empira has staff of around 200 and offices in Austria, Switzerland the UK and the US.