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Jakob Nilsson

Head of Private Markets Sales ex-US

Jakob joined Federated Hermes Limited in September 2012, initially to focus on promoting our investment strategies to large European investors. From January 2014 until April 2023, Jakob headed up the firm’s business development efforts in the Asia Pacific region, based in Singapore.  In April 2023, he relocated back to the UK to lead the firm’s private markets business development activities in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Prior to his time at Federated Hermes, Jakob spent 15 years on the sell side working for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He started his career as a European equity institutional salesperson and latterly moved to prime brokerage origination. Over the course of his career, Jakob has worked with a broad range of asset managers, investors, products and geographies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Rochester, New York, and has completed the Stanford-National University of Singapore Executive Program in International Management.