SWEDEN/FINLAND- Schroder Investment Management has appointed Johan Hamilton as country head for Sweden and Finland. Hamilton, who will be based in Stockholm, joins from Wassum Investment Consulting where he was a senior consultant advising pension funds, trusts, companies and local governments on investment strategy and manager selection.

Hamilton will be responsible for managing and developing Schroders’ institutional and retail business in both countries. Prior to Wassum, he spent five years as head of institutional sales at Handelsbanken and before that was a fund manager at Kammarkollegiet where he oversaw a portfolio of Swedish equities and bonds.

Speaking about his appointment, Hamilton said: “current regulatory developments and a shift in favour of equity investment are generating exciting opportunities in both Sweden and Finland.”

Schroders manages £1.5 billion on behalf of clients in the two countries.