Fredrik Axsater is the Managing Director of Global Defined Contribution Investment Strategy for State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). In this role, Fredrik is responsible for SSgAs global DC product offering, to drive the product innovation and evolution to meet client needs worldwide. He also works with sales and relationship management to ensure that SSgA's DC clients are serviced at the highest level. Additionally, Fredrik is a member of SSgA's Senior Management Group.
Prior to joining SSgA, Fredrik was a Managing Director and Head of Investment Strategy and Product Management for Blackrock's DC business. Fredrik started working within Defined Contribution in 1996, and has deep investment knowledge, with a particular expertise in target date and retirement income solutions, as well as best-practice DC plan architecture. Prior to focusing on DC strategy, Fredrik spent ten years in multiple portfolio management roles, across both Defined Contribution and Global Macro Strategies, including holding the position of Chief of Staff of BGI's Global Market Strategies Group. For many years he also worked with the CFA Institute as a Topic Area Coordinator within Portfolio Management, to help evolve the CFA curriculum.
Fredrik earned a BS/BA in Electrical Engineering from the University of San Diego, an MBA from the University of Illinois, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.