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New Storebrand AM manager spent 18 months teaching: "In many ways, it’s much tougher than working as a trader"

Johan Hedengren left finance to teach at a secondary school because he wanted to do something different and more meaningful. Now, he tells AMWatch about how the siren call of fixed-income trading became too strong to ignore and his comeback, as he joins Storebrand Asset Management.

Johan Hedengren went from finance to teaching and back: "I really missed trading" | Photo: PR / Storebrand AM

Storebrand Asset Management recently announced the strengthening of its fixed-income team in Stockholm, hiring two portfolio managers. In November, the firm also appointed Gustaf Linnell, who's been with the company since 2011, as the new head of the Swedish fixed-income team.

The two new hires were Johan Hedengren and Susanna Kaas von Mentzer. The former has had a slightly different recent career trajectory compared to most portfolio managers, having left the financial industry to work as a secondary school (high school) mathematics and physics teacher.

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