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Lærernes Pension Picks Internal Candidate as Head of Alts

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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With Head of Alternatives Helle Ærendahl Heldbo departing for AP Pension in September, Lærernes Pension has promoted senior portfolio manager Tobias Friis to the role of Head of Alternatives. Friis has been involved with Lærernes Pension’s alternative investments for three and a half years, first as portfolio manager and more recently as senior portfolio manager.

“I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the role of Head of Alternative Investments at Lærernes Pension,” Tobias Friis announces on LinkedIn. “I will be succeeding Helle Ærendahl Heldbo from the 1st of September. I would like to thank her for all the guidance and support she has given me, and I wish her every success in her new role at AP Pension.” After more than a decade at Lærernes Pension in various roles, Head of Alternatives Helle Ærendahl Heldbo is joining AP Pension in the same role this September. She has served as Lærernes Pension’s Head of Alternatives since October 2020.

“I am pleased to announce that I have accepted the role of Head of Alternative Investments at Lærernes Pension. I will be succeeding Helle Ærendahl Heldbo from the 1st of September.”

Tobias Friis joined Lærernes Pension in March 2019 as portfolio manager within alternative investments before being promoted to senior portfolio manager in October 2021. His responsibilities focused on private equity, real estate, infrastructure and timberland. Founded in 1993, Lærernes Pension – Teachers’ Pension and Life Insurance – is the pension and life insurance fund for Danish teachers. Lærernes Pension has about 13 percent of its DKK 142 billion investment portfolio allocated to alternative investments.

“Having been part of the Alternative Investment team for 3.5 years I have experienced Lærernes Pension go through a tremendous journey.”

“Having been part of the Alternative Investment team for 3.5 years I have experienced Lærernes Pension go through a tremendous journey,” Friis writes on LinkedIn. “I look forward to continuing this journey; leading the team Hans Christian Hansen, Peter Franch Wamberg and Maria Laurent Gøtze; driving our future investment strategy and continuing our growth.”

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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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