Saxo Bank hires Robert Hjorth to newly established position as Head of Strategy

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Copenhagen based multi asset broker Saxo Bank has announced that it has hired Robert Hjorth to take up a newly established position as Head of Strategy, effective from March 1, 2018.

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Robert Hjorth, Saxo Bank

In the new role, Robert Hjorth will be driving the strategy planning process and execution to ensure efficient strategy prioritisation and execution across the Saxo Bank Group.

Robert Hjorth joins Saxo Bank as an experienced professional with more than 15 years in the financial services industry. Mr. Hjorth most recently served as CEO of investment management firm ATP Fondmæglerselskab A/S, and as senior director in Pensions and Investments at ATP. Prior to this, he has held various positions for asset managers and investment banks in Copenhagen, London and Abu Dhabi.

Robert Hjorth holds an  MBA from the Fisher Graduate School of International Business, a Master’s degree in Finance and Applied Economics from Copenhagen Business School, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Southern Denmark.

Kim Fournais, CEO and founder of Saxo Bank commented:

We are thrilled to welcome Robert Hjorth to Saxo Bank to drive strategy planning and execution. Robert Hjorth brings over a decade of experience in investment management, business development, and building out and streamlining investment platforms across multiple jurisdictions and his new role will be instrumental moving Saxo into the next stage of growth.

Robert Hjorth commented on the new role:

Having followed Saxo Bank over the years, I have been thoroughly impressed with the bank’s ability to execute a strategy where superior skillsets from banking and technology are combined into a unique, truly global platform. The prospects for Saxo Bank are highly positive and I very much look forward to joining the team and be part of the next phase of growth.

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