Meet Magdalena Filipovic – Head of Financial Crime Unit


Magdalena started working at Nordnet in the fall of 2017 and has over the years made a fast career in criminal investigation in the financial industry. Today she is the manager of the newly formed department Financial Crime Unit. Here she shares her career journey until today and everyday life at Nordnet.

Age:  31
Education: Degree in economics, auditing and accounting from Uppsala University

Hi Magdalena and congratulations to your new role as the Head of Financial Crime Unit. How does a regular day look like for you?
Financial Crime Unit is responsible for market surveillance, AML/CFT monitoring and reporting, fraud investigations and handling incoming government inquiries. We are a tight-knit team with seven employees who work a lot together to solve our tasks. The days are varied, which is exactly what makes the job so exciting.

Can you tell us a little bit about your career journey?
After my studies in economics at Uppsala University, I started to work with auditing for a couple of years before I changed path and became a Civil Investigator at the police, department of National Operations. The police profession has always fascinated me and I always thought about how fun it would be to work with investigation, even though economics became my field of study. The combination of both working with surveillance and within finance got me interested to apply for the job as Fraud Analyst at Nordnet. I love challenges and I feel very honoured to get the opportunity to become a leader in my new role and support my team to achieve our common goals.

What’s your best career advice?
Be positive, proactive and show that you are determined to reach your goals and want to move forward. If you have that attitude, there are great opportunities to reach far, both as a colleague and as a manager.

How would you describe the culture at Nordnet?
The atmosphere is friendly, easy-going and open while at the same time, everyone is really professional and ambitious. The team spirit is strong and you can always get help from colleagues at different departments. We have a high innovation speed and a strong willingness to change, which makes it exciting to work at Nordnet.