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Niklas Ekvall
Chief Executive Officer at Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4)


Niklas has more than 20 years of experience from senior positions across different sectors of the financial industry. Currently, and since October 2016, Niklas holds the position as CEO of the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4). Before joining AP4, Niklas has for the last five years been the Group Treasurer of Nordea, and before that still within Nordea he has been the Head of Nordic Private Banking as well as the Managing Director of Nordea Investment Management. Prior to joining Nordea, Niklas has held positions such as Group Head of Asset Management in Carnegie, Deputy CEO and CIO of AP3, and several senior positions within Handelsbanken Markets. In addition, and in parallel, Niklas has been able to have an academic career including extensive lecturing and several publications in international academic journals. Niklas has a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from Stockholm School of Economics, and has at that school also held positions such as Professor (adjunct) and Associate Professor.

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Agenda Sessions

  • Nordic Institutional Investors in the spotlight: indepth investment strategy and challenges

  • How to manage systemic climate risk globally. Why mutual funds, institutional investors and other players in the financial sector must be at the heart of tackling climate crisis or risk failing millions of investors as stranded assets become worthless


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