The portfolio managers are Jonas Bengtsson, Svante Bergström, Daniel Chapuis, Anders Holst, Henrik Johansson, and Jesper Sandin. During 1996 – 1998, Bengtsson and Bergström managed the Proprietary Trading unit within the Scandinavian bank Nordea. Lynx Asset Management was founded in 1999, since then the management process has been further developed. The company now enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s foremost management organisations within model-based asset management.
Svante Bergström is a Founding Partner and the Chief Executive Officer of Lynx. He is also a Director of the Board and a Portfolio Manager. Bergström founded Lynx in 1999 together with Jonas Bengtsson and Martin Sandquist and has been the company’s CEO since its inception. Prior to founding Lynx, Bergström worked at Nordea, a leading Nordic bank, where he was hired in 1993 as a quantitative analyst and bond trader. In 1996 he was tasked with establishing Nordea’s Proprietary Trading department, where the foundations of what would later become the Lynx Programme were developed. In his early career, Bergström worked for Hagströmer & Qviberg Fondkommission between 1984 and 1991, initially as a stock broker and later as head of the firm’s bond trading department. Bergström holds a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Jonas Bengtsson is a Founding Partner, Portfolio Manager and Director of the Board at Lynx. Bengtsson founded Lynx in 1999 together with Svante Bergström and Martin Sandquist and has been a portfolio manager since the company’s inception. Prior to founding Lynx, Bengtsson worked as quantitative researcher at Nordea, a leading Nordic bank, which he joined in 1994. From 1996, he worked for Nordea’s Proprietary Trading department, where the foundations of what would later become the Lynx Programme were developed, with responsibility for portfolio construction and risk management. He began his career as a quantitative analyst at Göta Bank in 1993. Bengtsson holds a Licentiate degree in Engineering Physics from the Lund Institute of Technology.
Daniel Chapuis is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Lynx. He chairs the working group for validating new model proposals from the research team and leads the company’s efforts in developing short-term models. Chapuis has also developed numerous models used in the Lynx Programme. Chapuis was hired by Lynx in 2008 and made Partner and Portfolio Manager in 2017. Previously, Chapuis spent two years at Brummer & Partners in a tactical asset allocation research venture that was later incorporated into the Lynx Programme. He began his career at the First National Swedish Pension Fund as a quantitative analyst in 2000, where he developed and managed trading models in fixed income. Chapuis studied Engineering Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Anders Holst is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and Risk Manager at Lynx. Holst was hired by Lynx in 2004 as a trader and quantitative researcher. He was made Partner and Portfolio Manager in 2011. Before joining Lynx, Holst worked as a trader for a private trading company. Holst holds an MSc degree in Engineering Physics and Financial Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and an MSc degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University.
Jesper Sandin is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Lynx. He has developed a significant part of the Lynx Programme’s current model portfolio and he leads the research efforts within portfolio construction. Sandin was hired by Lynx in 2008 and made Partner and Portfolio Manager in 2011. Previously, Sandin spent two years at Brummer & Partners in a tactical asset allocation research venture that was later incorporated into the Lynx Programme. Between 1998 and 2006, Sandin was the Head of Quantitative Research at the First National Swedish Pension Fund. Initially an acoustic engineer, Sandin moved into finance when he was hired by Skandia Asset Management as a quantitative analyst in 1997. Jesper Sandin holds an MSc degree in Engineering Physics with specialisation in applied mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and is a Certified Financial Analyst from IFL Stockholm School of Economics.
Henrik Johansson is a Partner, Portfolio Manager and the Head of Research at Lynx. As Head of Research, he has the overall responsibility for the research efforts to further develop Lynx’s investment process. Henrik Johansson was hired by Lynx in 2011 as Partner and Head of Research, and promoted to portfolio manager in 2014. Johansson has extensive managerial experience from the financial industry. From 2008 to 2011, he was the Global Head of Risk Management at SEB Merchant Bank. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Head of Risk, Valuation, System Development and IT at BFS, a fund services company wholly owned by Brummer & Partners. From 1997 to 2006, he was the Head of Quantitative Strategies at Nektar Asset Management, a fixed income and global macro hedge fund. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a Director of the Board of Lynx. His early career was spent at Skandia Asset Management and the Treasury department at ABB. Johansson holds an MSc in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.