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Subsidiaries

Here is a presentation of the subsidiaries of Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ).

Companies

You will find information on the following subsidiaries: Ecster AB, EFN Ekonomikanalen AB, Handelsbanken Finans AB, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Handelsbanken Liv AB, Handelsbanken Market Securities, Inc., Handelsbanken plc, Handelsbanken Rahoitus Oyj, Heartwood Wealth Management Limited, Optimix Vermogensbeheer NV and Stadshypotek AB. 

Ecster AB

Ecster AB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. The company offers payment solutions for e-commerce and physical stores. Ecster is represented locally throughout Sweden.

Board

Katarina Ljungqvist, Chairman
Sanna K Augustsson, Chief Executive
Agneta Lilja
Benny Johansson
Åsa Holtman Öhman, Employee representative

Executive officers

Sanna K Augustsson, Chief Executive
Johan Näslund, Head of Finance
Katarina Karlén, Head of Legal Affairs
Ulf Solheim, Head of Corporate Success
Anna Parmström, Head of Communications, Acting Head of Customer Success
Wilhelm Windrup, Head of Risk Control
Jonas Allert, Head of Development
Anna-Maria Broheim, Head of HR
Mikael Wenngren, Head of Credits

Contact details

Head office:
Valhallavägen 195
Stockholm, Sweden

Postal address:
Box 2169
SE-115 53 Stockholm
Sweden

Website:
Ecster.seOpens in a new window


EFN Ekonomikanalen AB

EFN Ekonomikanalen AB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. The company produces economic and financial news. EFN is a registered trademark and the editorial content is published and distributed by EFN. EFN is the provider and appoints publishers for all content available on www.efn.se.

Its programme activities come under the supervision of the Swedish Consumer Ombudsman, the Swedish Broadcasting Authority (along with the Swedish Broadcasting Commission for radio and television) and the Swedish Chancellor of Justice.

Board

Magnus Berglund
Carl Bjurling
Anders Fagerdahl
Ulf Köping-Höggård
Katarina Ljungqvist
Ann Öberg

Executive officers

Madeleine Bolander, Chief Executive
Anna Fagerström, Publisher responsible under Swedish law

Contact details

Address:

Blasieholmstorg 12
SE-106 70 Stockholm
Sweden

Corporate identity no: 
556930-1608

E-mail: 
redaktionen@efn.se

Website:
EFN.seOpens in a new window


Handelsbanken Finans AB

Handelsbanken Finans is a wholly owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. Handelsbanken Finans is in charge of a settlement portfolio consisting of structured leasing products.

Board

Peter Carlberg, Chairman
Nicklas Grip
Erik de la Motte

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations on suitability examinations in credit institutions 
In accordance with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations on suitability examinations in credit institutions, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has carried out a suitability assessment of the Board’s members. Based on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s suitability assessment, and on the educational level, insight, and experience of the Board members, their suitability for the assignment is deemed to be good. 

Management

Magnus Sternbrink, Chief Executive Officer
Charlotta Reuterving, Chief Financial Officer

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations on suitability examinations in credit institutions 
In accordance with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s regulations on suitability examinations in credit institutions, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has carried out a suitability assessment of the Chief Executive. Based on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s suitability assessment, and on the educational level, insight, and experience of the Chief Executive, the Chief Executive’s suitability for the assignment is deemed to be good. 

Anti-money laundering

Anne Irle
Magnus Sternbrink

Data Protection Officer

Mats Anderfjärd

Complaints

Eva Rångevall

Contact details

Head office:
Torsgatan 12 
Stockholm, Sweden 

Postal address:
SE-106 35 Stockholm
Sweden

Corporate identity no:
556053-0841

Telephone:
+46 8 701 10 00

Handelsbanken Finans AB's Branch in Finland

Street address: 
Itämerenkatu 11-13
FI-00180 Helsinki
Finland

Postal address: 
PB 900
FI-00180 Helsinki
Finland

Telephone:
+358 9 13371 


Handelsbanken Fonder AB

Handelsbanken Fonder AB is a mutual fund management company that manages approximately 100 funds. The fund company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken with its own board of directors responsible for the operations. Handelsbanken Fonder AB has its own staff and is also responsible for the parts of the business that are outsourced to other units.  

Board

Michael Green, Chairman
Malin Björkmo, independent board member
Helen Fast Gillstedt, independent board member
Lars Seiz, independent board member
Maria Lönnqvist, Employee representative

Management 

Magdalena Wahlqvist Alveskog, Chief Executive Officer
Henrik Åhman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Maria Forssman, Head of Risk Control
Johan Guggi, Chief of business area Allocation Management 
Christofer Halldin, Head of business area Activ Asset Management
Emma Viotti, Head of business area Passive Asset Management
Rikard Eriksson, Head of Execution  
Magdalena Wahlqvist Alveskog, Head of Shareholder engagement and Sustainability   
Staffan Ringvall, Head of Legal
Fredrik Köster, Head of Business Legal
Hanna Nyqvist, Head of Compliance (co-opted)  
Karin Askelöf, Head of Responsible Investments (co-opted)
Elisabeth Henning, Head of Fund Administration (co-opted)

Management Company's auditors  
Elected at the Annual General Meeting
Ernst & Young AB, Jesper Nilsson

Fund management policy (pdf)
Policy for shareholder engagement and responsible investments   (pdf)
Vote summary (pdf)Opens in a new window
Vote summary Xact AB (pdf 1.2 MB)
Responsible investment 
Incentives  (pdf) 
Remuneration to employees (pdf)

Contact details

Postal address:
SE-106 70 Stockholm
Sweden

Corporate identity no:
556418-8851

Telephone:
+46 8 701 10 00

E-mail:
fondredaktionen
@handelsbanken.se

The fund management company is a member of the Swedish Investment Fund Association and follows the Swedish Code of Conduct for fund management companies applicable from 2005.


Handelsbanken Liv Försäkringsaktiebolag

Handelsbanken Liv is the Handelsbanken Group's life insurance company and a wholly-owned subsidiary. The company is represented by the branch network around Sweden. The Handelsbanken Liv Group includes a subsidiary in Finland, SHB Liv Försäkrings AB, which offers life insurance solutions in Norway and Finland. 

Board

Mikael Hallåker, Chairman
Tobias Lindhe
Katarina Berner Frösdal
Viveka Classon
Dan Lindwall  
Anders Ohlner
Ann-Christin Thorsell, Employee representative

Management

Louise Sander, Chief Executive Officer
Mattias Sandholm, Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Lise-Lotte Jakobsson, Head of Operations & IT
Maria Hård af Segerstad, Head of Markets and Business Development
Sara Rindevall, Head of Offers and Business Development
Simon Eriksson, Chief Financial Officer
Linda Hellström, Head of Legal
Magnus Åberg, Head of Human Resources

Reports and presentation      
Policy for responsible investmentsOpens in a new window     
Policy for sustainabilityOpens in a new window

Contact details

Postal address:
Box 1325
SE-111 83 Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone:
+46 8 701 71 00

E-mail:
handelsbankenliv@handelsbanken.se


Handelsbanken Market Securities, Inc.

Handelsbanken Market Securities, Inc. is a Handelsbanken subsidiary formed in 1995.  In the United States it acts as broker in Nordic equities and as a distributor of Handelsbanken research.

Board 

Martin Blåvarg, Chairman
Susanna Svartz
Ken Murakami
Micaela Grimm
Tamara Hunter

Management

Micaela Grimm, President
Tamara Hunter, Head of Compliance 

Contact details

Postal address:
875 Third Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, New York
USA

Telephone:
+1 212 838 5200

Handelsbanken Market Securities is registered with the SEC and is a FINRA member firm. 


Handelsbanken plc

On 1 December 2018, Handelsbanken transferred its UK business into a new, wholly-owned subsidiary of its main Swedish company, Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ). Handelsbanken plc is a fully-authorised UK bank, replacing the pre-existing UK branch. By establishing a wholly-owned UK subsidiary, we are strengthening our foundations for future growth, and showing our ongoing commitment to offering local relationship banking in communities across the UK. 

Board  

Mikael Hallåker, Chairman  
Agneta Lilja, Chair of the Board Nomination Committee 
Tanya Castell, Chair of the Board Risk and Compliance Committee 
Maureen Laurie, Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee 
John Ellacott, Chair of the Board Audit Committee 
Mikael Sørensen, Chief Executive Officer 
Martin Björnberg, Chief Financial Officer

Management

Mikael Sørensen, Chief Executive Officer
Tracey Davidson. Deputy CEO  
Martin Björnberg, Chief Financial Officer
Simon Bradley, Chief Credit Officer 
Matthew Handley, Chief Risk Officer  
Bernie Charles, Chief Human Resources Officer  
Louise Kingston, Chief Compliance Officer  
Georgina Silvester, Chief Operating Officer
Ulrica Stolt Kirkegaard, Head of Products and Customer Journey 
Klas Bornälv, Chief Information Officer
Chris Teasdale, Head of Handelsbanken South West UK 
Graham Turner, Head of Handelsbanken Central UK 
John Hodson, Head of Handelsbanken London & South East UK 
Ingela Forsberg, Head of Handelsbanken North West UK 

Suzanne Minifie, Head of Handelsbanken Yorkshire & North East 

Contact details

Address:  
3 Thomas More Square 
London E1W 1WY 
Great Britain 

Telephone: 
+44 20 7578 8000


Handelsbanken Rahoitus Oyj

Handelsbanken Rahoitus Oyj / Handelsbanken Finans Abp is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. The company offers card credits to consumers, sales finance to retailers, as well as financing of machines, equipment and cars via Handelsbanken's branch network in Finland.

Board

Hannu Oksanen, Chairman
Jari Murtoperä
Johan Näslund
Harri Tuohimaa

Management

Harri Tuohimaa, Chief Executive Officer
Erja Hyle, Cards
Jari Kollani, Vendor sales 
Ritva Helenius, Chief Financial Officer
Juha Söderholm, Legal

Contact details

Head office:
Itämerenkatu 11-13
FI-00180 Helsinki
Finland

Postal address:
PB 900
FI-00180 Helsinki
Finland

Corporate identity no:
0112308-8

Telephone:
+358 9 13 371

Website:
handelsbankenrahoitus.fiOpens in a new window


Heartwood Wealth Management Limited

Heartwood Wealth Management Limited has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken since 2013. It operates under two individual trading names to service different customer needs. Handelsbanken Wealth Management provides wealth management services to the UK customers of Handelsbanken. Heartwood Investment Management is the investment business of Handelsbanken in the UK. 

Board 

Michael Broom, Chairman
Tracey Davidson, Chief Executive Officer
Peter McCree, Chief Operating Officer

Management

Tracey Davidson, Chief Executive Officer
Graham Bishop, Chief Investment Officer 
Alex Spreckley, Head of Wealth Management
Peter McCree, Executive Director / COO, Handelsbanken Wealth & Heartwood
Haydn Aird, Head of Third Party Distribution
Dominic Fielding, Head of Compliance & Risk 
Lucy Jackson, Head of HR
Kanene Nwodika, Head of Finance
Matt Hollier, Head of Product

Contact details

Postal address:
No.1 Kingsway
London WC2B 6AN
United Kingdom

Telephone:
+44 20 7045 1320 

FCA number:
197340 

E-mail:
marketing@heartwoodgroup.co.uk 

The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the conduct of investment business. 


Optimix Vermogensbeheer NV

Optimix Vermogensbeheer NV is a Dutch wealth manager and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. Optimix operates under its own brand name and is responsible for all wealth management activities of Handelsbanken in the Netherlands. 

Board 

Ton Schoemaker, Manager
Jaap Westerling, Manager

Contact details

Postal address:
Johannes Vermeerstraat 14
NL-1071 DR Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Telephone:
+31 20 570 30 30

E-mail:
info@optimix.nl


Stadshypotek AB

Stadshypotek AB is one of Sweden's leading mortgage institutions. The company dates back to 1865. Since 1997, Stadshypotek has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Handelsbanken. 

Policy for remuneration, suitability assessment and competence requirements (pdf)
Debt investor archive 
Reports and presentations
Articles of association Stadshypotek ABOpens in a new window

Board

Katarina Berner-Frösdal, Chairman
Mikael Hallåker
Helena Öström Nimander
Helena Håkansson, Employee representative 
Jörgen Nilsson
Michael Bertorp

Management

Göran Stille, Chief Executive Officer
Tomas Wistedt, Credits
Mattias Lidgren, Funding
Helena Westin, Accounting and control
Petri Rask, Product and business development
Fredrik Otteland, IT and systems
Ulrika Söderberg, Legal services
Anna Österman, Property valuation
Klas Arnald, HR

Contact details

Street address:
Torsgatan 12-14
Stockholm, Sweden

Postal address:
SE-103 70 Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone:
+46 8 701 54 00