"Through the merging of the London and Stockholm offices the European asset management will be more closely linked with the rest of the management- and research organisation in Stockholm. This results in a better interaction and utilisation of the combined expertise, at the same time as costs will decrease" says Harry Klagsbrun, head of SEB Invest.
The co-ordination of the European asset management is in line with the capital markets' gradual transformation from a regional alignment to a focus on global sectors.
Concurrently, the constantly increasing flow of information must be secured. Accordingly, SEB Invest places continued emphasis on being represented in the three time zones that are important for the operations: Europe, with offices in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Frankfurt; North America, with the existing research office in New York, and Asia, through the co-operation agreement with Schroeders.