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Einar Unhjem Johansen

Global Head of High Yield Origination & Debt Advisory

Johansen is Global Head of High Yield Origination & Debt Advisory within Swedbank Investment Banking. He has since 1997 been involved in credit research, loan syndication, sales & trading, acquisition & leveraged finance, and distressed debt & restructurings at Goldman Sachs in New York and London from 1997-2004, Deutsche Bank 2004-2006, and as Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2006-2010. Hence Einar contributed to the emergence of the Leveraged Finance Market in London as it grew from infancy to a mature market in full cycles. Following two decades abroad Einar and his family with young kids moved back to Norway where he established the High Yield business at First Securities (later Swedbank First Securities and now Swedbank). With more than 125 HY bonds arranged and numerous restructurings, the High Yield Team at Swedbank has over the last four years come from a position of a marginal player to be a market leader in both NOK and SEK High Yield Bonds, Nordic LBO Bridge Financings, as well as amend, extend and restructuring exercises. Einar Johansen holds a B.Sc. in Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from IESE in Barcelona.

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