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Jakob founded CORDET in January 2013 and has over 30 years' experience as an investment professional, investment banker and corporate financier. He spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley, most recently as Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Financial Institutions Group EMEA with more than 100 EMEA staff in corporate finance and capital markets – the Firm’s largest industry segment by revenue and number of professionals. Jakob was also a senior member of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking and capital markets EMEA management team, as well as a regular representative on the Underwriting Committee. A financial services industry specialist, Jakob served as a trusted adviser to many of Europe’s largest banks, insurers and asset managers.
While at Morgan Stanley, Jakob was stationed in London and New York, and also spent extended periods in Asia. He has executed projects in more than 25 countries, and has worked on more than 200 announced transactions including more than $375bn in M&A and $125bn in Capital Markets.
Jakob studied at the Stockholm School of Economics (Finance & Accounting) and at Uppsala University (Russian Language and Eastern European Studies). He is a Lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy, having completed officer’s training as an interrogator for the Armed Forces Intelligence & Security Corps (TolkSkolan).