The industry has come a long way in gender equality, but there is still room for improvement and women as well as men have the power and knowledge to close the diversity gap.
We believe that a local women’s networking group can help build contacts, exchange experience, share knowledge and inspire each other, thereby strengthening women’s position in the Nordic asset management industry.
The network meets regularly to listen to inspiring seminars and presentations over lunch or just for an informal after work. Summary of past events, the list of upcoming events and a job board are available on the website (some parts accessible for members only).
a bit of History
KvinnoKapital started as an informal network around 2013 with a simple email list. The network's founding mother, Julia Axelsson regularly invited the women she knew to drinks after work to mingle and meet new women who work in asset management.
By word of mouth, the network grew and soon the email list was complemented by a LinkedIn group. When the LinkedIn group exceeded 200 members, it became too difficult to manage and the website was set up to help manage member applications.
In 2019, as the network continued to expand, the project of an annual gala dinner started to emerge and with it the necessity to formalise the network into a registered non-profit organisation. And the rest is history!
KvinnoKapital's activities and operations rely entirely on KvinnoKapital's board, composed on highly motivated and engaged women.
Members are highly encouraged to reach out to the board to propose events, recommend content or support the network by initiatives and ideas.
Please look at our contact details below and reach out!
Julia is Regional Director, Northern Europe at AMG, in Stockholm.
Cecilia Thomasson BlomquistVice Chairwoman
Cecilia is Chief Investment Officer at PP Pension Tjänstepensionsförening, in Stockholm.
Hanna Edström, CFATreasurer
Hanna is Executive Director at LGT Capital Partners in Zurich
Christina BergBoard member
Christina is senior manager research analyst at Länsförsäkringar Asset Management
Aline Gustafsson, CFABoard member
Aline is Managing Director and Editor at NordSIP, in Stockholm.
Helen IdenstedtBoard member
Helen is Head of External Partnerships & Innovation at AP1, in Stockholm
Anahita AsadiDeputy board member
Anahita is manager business development for the Nordics at Ninety One (formerly Investec)
Cecilia SjöbergDeputy board member
Cecilia works as an IT and Business Development Consultant at Sapoto and with Digital Marketing for CB Fonder in Stockholm
Huizi ZengDeputy board member
Huizi is Portfolio Manager at Espiria (a part of the East Capital Group)
Do you have a question? Do you want to suggest an activity? We're here!
Please email EVENTS to suggest an event, or have questions about an event.
Please email MEMBERSHIPS for information about memberships.
Please email JOBS to list a job on our job board or for any information related to the job board and our recommended executive search list.
Please email CONTENT to suggest an article to be published on the website or any request related to the content of the website.
Please email LUNCH for information about network lunches.
Please email PUBLIC RELATIONS if you would like to request an interview or to find a speaker for an event that promotes women in asset management or finance.
For any other information or technical issues please email INFO.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!