EUROPE - Peter Lindgren, the Nordic marketing and business development veteran, has joined Amundi as deputy general manager for the Nordic region.

Lindgren, who joined Amundi's Helsinki office in July, has a long track record of working in London with Nordic business development for companies such as Gartmore and PIMCO.

Most recently, he served as managing director of alternative sales at Credit Suisse Asset Management.

Jussi Louekoski, general manager at Amundi Nordic Countries, said: "This senior appointment shows Amundi's commitment to the Nordic business.

"Peter is a seasoned professional who will be instrumental in our efforts to take the local business to the next level."

Amundi was created at the beginning of this year through the combination of the asset management arms of Crédit Agricole and Société Générale.

Amundi Nordic, based in Helsinki, is Amundi Group's representative office dedicated to servicing clients in the region.

Amundi has €675.5bn under management as at end of June.