Credit Team in Absalon Capital
The Absalon Corporate Credit Team is led by Klaus Blaabjerg who formed the team in 2006. The team has remained stable since its inception with no departures.
Each team member has the dual role of portfolio manager and analyst which allows for short lines of communication and a team which is collegiate in style. In addition, the team owns 35% of the equity of their business which ensures an alignment of interests between the team and their investors.
Klaus Blaabjerg, Head of Credit, Chief Portfolio Manager
Klaus attended the University of Copenhagen where he earned an MSc in Economics. His career started in 1999 at Realkredit Danmark as a Risk Manager, he then moved to Nykredit Asset Management as a Portfolio Manager. In 2000 Klaus became the responsible fund manager for Nykredit Invest Engros Eurokredit. After Nykredit, Klaus was employed as a senior portfolio manager at Bankinvest, responsible for launching and managing Bankinvest Corporate Credit, a Global Investment Grade fund with around 10% exposure to Emerging Market Corporates. Klaus resigned from Bankinvest in the summer of 2005, joining Sparinvest in August 2005. Klaus was responsible for Credit Products at Sparinvest. In January 2014 Klaus became Head of Fixed Income at Sparinvest. Klaus resigned from his position at Sparinvest May 2014 having grown the Credit business from zero to €2bn+ and joined Absalon Capital in Jan 2015.
Sune Højholt Jensen, Chief Portfolio Manager
Sune attended the Copenhagen Business School where he earned an MSc in Finance. He began his career at Bjørnskov & Co as an equity analyst. In 1998 he moved to Nykredit Markets joining as a Credit Analyst before moving to the proprietary trading team in 2000. In 2004 he moved to Nordea as a Trader in their proprietary Corporate Bond Trading team. In 2007 he moved to Sparinvest to work alongside Klaus Blaabjerg as part of the investment team with the focus on HY corporates. Furthermore, Sune was managing a constrained EM sovereign debt strategy from 2007-2009. In 2010 he was appointed as the lead manager on the Sparinvest Emerging Market Corporate Debt Strategy. Sune resigned from Sparinvest in April 2014 and joined his colleagues at Absalon Capital where he is the Chief Portfolio Manager for the EM Corporate Debt Strategy.
Toke Katborg Hjortshøj, Senior Portfolio Manager
Toke holds a PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Aarhus. He attended the Master of Finance, the Katholieke University Leuven in Belgium and later joined the Finance Department of Stern Business School New York University as a visiting scholar. Toke started his career at Sparinvest in 2007 as analyst. Senior Portfolio Manager Toke co-launched the Sparinvest Emerging Market Corporate Bond Fund in 2010 with Sune Højholt Jensen. Toke resigned from Sparinvest in July 2014 and joined Absalon Capital in Nov 2014.
Peter Dabros, Senior Portfolio Manager
Peter has an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. While still attending University, Peter worked in Credit Research at Nordea Markets as an Assistant Analyst from 2002 to 2007. He joined the research team as a full-time analyst in 2007. In 2012, Peter moved to Sparinvest as a Portfolio Manager in the Value Bonds team, where he managed Investment Grade funds as well as co-managing Global High Yield and Short Maturity funds. Peter resigned from Sparinvest in July 2014 and joined Absalon Capital in Nov 2014.