US asset manager with growing Nordic ambitions: Investors turn to low-risk assets

Following several years of strong returns, Legg Mason, managing USD 758bn in assets, notices that Nordic clients are reducing their portfolio risk.
Photo: Ritzau Scanpix.
Photo: Ritzau Scanpix.

Björn Edlund-Persson, Head of Nordic Sales at US-based asset manager Legg Mason, which recently opened a Stockholm office, believes that clients are becoming more cautious, writes Swedish business media

"Several investors have experienced very strong returns in recent years. Therefore, they may be happy with a slightly lower return in the future, which explains why lately, some have lowered the risk in their portfolios," Edlund-Persson tells

Legg Mason serves a vast array of investors from pension funds and insurance companies to family offices and other asset managers, Edlund-Persson explains to without mentioning names.

The new Stockholm office aims to serve the growing client base. "The new office underlines our commitment to the region. We are closer to our customers and believe that this will lead to an improved customer service,” says Edlund Persson.

He's currently the only staffer in the office, but the ambition is to grow, he explains to the Swedish media. According to the article on, the company has tripled its assets under management in the Nordic region over the past five years.

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