"In the appointment of Christopher Andersson, we have gained a very experienced expert. This latest development means we will be able to offer Scandinavian investors attractive investment opportunities in the DACH region and the USA in the future," says Lahcen Knapp, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Empira Group.

Christopher Andersson, CFA, has a total of 22 years of experience in the investment industry. Born in Sweden, he holds a university degree in International Business and specialised in institutional sales and client relationship management with a focus on Scandinavia at various consultancy and asset management providers. Most recently, he was a director at asset manager Artisan Partners. Other professional positions held by Andersson include Aberdeen Standard Investment and Lannebo Fonder, most recently as Head of Distribution and Head of Sales respectively.

"Scandinavian investors traditionally like to invest abroad. ESG-compliant investments in particular play a special role here. Scandinavia and consequently also the investors are in a pioneering position. This makes them an excellent fit for Empira and its products," explains Christopher Andersson.

Empira has significantly expanded its international growth in recent months. Offices were opened in Austria, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Empira currently employs 200 people. At the beginning of the 2022, there were just under 130.