Invesco has appointed Fredrik Nilsson as head of ETF business development for the Nordic region.

Based in Stockholm, Nilsson (pictured) will be responsible for liaising with Invesco's clients across the Nordic region, pushing the firm's fixed income and ESG offering which have been highlighted as the biggest opportunities at the moment. 

He will report to Stefan Behring, head of Nordic region at Invesco.

Nilsson joins Invesco from BlackRock where he was responsible for institutional sales for the firm's iShares ETFs in the Nordics, covering pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds and asset managers.

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Commenting on the appointment, Behring said: “Frederik Nilsson’s skills and experience, derived from his solid track record, will accelerate the expansion of Invesco’s Nordic ETF business and ensure that Invesco is positioned as a natural partner for our clients.”

Gary Buxton, head of EMEA ETFs and indexed strategies at Invesco, added: “Invesco sees the two largest exchange-traded fund market opportunities in Europe, by far, as being in fixed income and ESG-compliant ETFs in both equities and fixed income.

“Fredrik Nilsson has an in-depth understanding of these major market trends and how they translate into investment opportunities for our clients.”

Nilsson replaces Abdallah Muhammad who was head of Nordic ETF business development for three years at Invesco before moving to Tabula Investment Management.