SWEDEN – Gartmore Investment Management, which has £36.1bn (€58.9bn) in assets under management, has expanded its Stockholm office with the appointment of Patrik Silfverling as business development manager.

Silfverling joins from Fidelity International’s Swedish office, where he was sales manager for the Nordic region, and has previously worked as a portfolio manager at Hagströmer & Qviberg. At Gartmore, he will target banks, insurance companies and asset managers, mainly in Norway and Finland.

Elsewhere, the new Gartrmore SICAV North American fund has received approval for marketing in Germany and Ireland, taking the number of countries where it is marketed to eleven.