Nordic asset management firm Alfred Berg has appointed Dr. Larry Pohlman and Amitabh Dugar to its quantitative strategies team as chief investment officer and portfolio manager respectively.
Pohlman was formerly director of quantitative research at Wellington Management, while Dugar managed US and international equity portfolios at Mellon Capital Management.
Both will be based in Boston, US.
Alfred Berg’s Oslo-based quant team remains unchanged and will continue to manage its existing portfolios.
Alfred Berg’s quant team manages over EUR2.4bn of assets in global equities and minimum-variance equity strategies for Nordic, European and Asian institutional and retail clients.
“Larry and Amitabh bring complementary skills and extensive expertise in the areas of research and portfolio manage-ment. Their addition to the team strengthens our ability to extend our proven quantitative investment capabilities to new products and investment strategies,” says Patrick Van de Steen (pictured), chief executive of Alfred Berg.
Professor Robert A. Haugen continue his role as academic adviser to the team.