Fredrik Axsater is Chief Executive Officer of LGM and Chief Commercial Officer of ESG for BMO Global Asset Management. Fredrik is responsible for setting the strategic direction and achieving the commercial success of LGM. In addition, he is responsible for setting BMO GAM’s commercial ESG strategy and ensuring that BMO effectively delivers for clients on both their investment and ESG objectives.
Fredrik was previously the Head of Institutional Client Business at Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM), where he was responsible for long-term North American institutional distribution, as well as growing key global WFAM businesses, including Retirement and ESG. Prior to WFAM, Fredrik spent six years at State Street, most recently as Global Head of Defined Contribution and ESG, and 15 years at BlackRock. Earlier in his career he spent over ten years in multiple portfolio management roles, across both global macro and defined contribution strategies.
Fredrik, a native Swede, has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of San Diego, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.