SEB aims to boost investment banking

SEB AB said it will form a new unit - SEB Enskilda Equities - within the business area Trading & Capital Markets in a bid to boost its investment banking operations.

Stefan Carlsson has been appointed head of SEB Enskilda Equities.

Furthermore, the banking group said SEB Enskilda Corporate Finance will form a separate business area within SEB Merchant Banking.

John Abrahamson, who will head the Corporate Finance unit, said: “SEB is now creating a unit with a broader product offering and a stronger financial platform and can therefore further increase its investments within investment banking. This will be an advantage both to our customers and to our employees.”