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The High Yield Origination, Debt Advisory and DCM team in Oslo is a leading player

The team is involved in all aspects related to capital structure advisory, structuring, arranging and closing High Yield bond offerings, amendments & restructurings, and other demanding bond and debt exercises. 

The team works closely with Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC), the client organisation for large corporates, and Research, and of course the other Capital Markets units Corporate Finance, Structured Finance, and Loans & Syndications.

With close to 150 HY bonds arranged and amended/restructured, the High Yield Team at Swedbank has over the last five years come from a position of a marginal player to be a market leader in NOK and SEK High Yield Bonds, Nordic Format-based USD and EUR HY bonds, Nordic LBO Bridge Financings, as well as amend, extend and restructuring exercises.

Debt Capital Markets team

Tobias Berdal-Sørensen | +47 23 23 80 45 | +47 90 92 39 34

Tobias holds a master's degree in finance from ESCP Paris and is a CFA Charterholder. He has extensive experience in origination, structuring and restructuring of bond debt for Norwegian and foreign companies. He has previously worked for Carnegie, RBS (London) and Lloyds Bank (London).


Wilhelm Koren

| +47 23 11 62 66 | +47 91 30 04 61

Economist from the University of Oslo and certified Interest Rate Analyst from the Norwegian Society of Financial Analysts. Has been with Elcon/First/Swedbank since 1991 and prior to that with Union Bank of Norway. Experience from debt advisory, bond origination, fixed income, and high yield sales and trading.


John Stene

| +47 23 23 80 16 | +47 90 94 93 88

Stene has been with Swedbank for 5 years. He has previous experience as a business controller with First Securities. Stene holds a M.Sc. Finance degree and MBA degree with honors from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and is a NFF Certified Fixed Income Analyst.


Stian Bokn

| +47 23 23 80 46 | +47 97157504

Stian joined the DCM Origination team in Oslo in January 2018. He is a graduate of economics from NHH (2017) with a master's degree in finance. The program at NHH also included an exchange period at Monash Business School in Melbourne (2015).