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AFII Appoints Head of Portfolio Strategy

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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII), a non-profit research body founded by Dr. Ulf Erlandsson with seed capital from the Growald Family Fund, has hired Josephine Richardson as Head of Portfolio Strategy. After nearly 20 years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Richardson will be leading the development and practical application of AFII’s portfolio management techniques and products to support credit investors in aligning their portfolios to climate and ESG targets.

“AFII is pleased to announce today the appointment of Josephine Richardson as Head of Portfolio Strategy,” announces the Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute (AFII), a not-for-profit institute focused on monitoring, advocating for and influencing positive impact in fixed income markets. “Ms. Richardson brings a wealth of experience from the credit markets, joining from JPMorgan Chase, where she has worked for nearly 20 years.”

“AFII is pleased to announce today the appointment of Josephine Richardson as Head of Portfolio Strategy.”

“I started at JPMorgan Chase & Co. as a summer intern nearly 20 years ago, before the correlation crisis, the global financial crisis, the European sovereign crisis, the pandemic and the Ukraine invasion,” Richardson writes on LinkedIn. “It’s time to try and stop the next crisis – climate change!,” she adds. “I am excited to join Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute, to help the credit markets invest responsibly for energy transition. It’s a great organisation, and I’m proud to be part of it.”

“I am excited to join Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute, to help the credit markets invest responsibly for energy transition.”

AFII was seeded by the Growald Family Fund (GFF), a climate change-focused venture philanthropic donor part of the Rockefeller family. Dr. Ulf Erlandsson, formerly a credit portfolio manager at the Fourth Swedish State Pension Fund (AP4) and quant strategist at Barclays Capital, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of AFII. Dr. Erlandsson holds a Ph.D. in economics from Lund University and was one of the pioneers in the green bond market. He has written extensively on credit trading and climate impact in fixed income over the past 15 years.

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Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. Write to Eugeniu Guzun at eugene@hedgenordic.com

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