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Jakob is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of CORDET. He was previously at Morgan Stanley for 22 years, most recently as Co-Head of Global Financial Institutions Group EMEA where he led more than 100 staff in investment banking and global capital markets. Jakob was a senior member of Morgan Stanley’s IBD/GCM EMEA management team, as well as representing FIG on the Underwriting Committee. 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. A financial services industry specialist throughout his career, Jakob has served as trusted advisor to many of Europe’s largest banks, insurers and asset managers. Jakob studied at the Stockholm School of Economics (Finance & Accounting) and 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 at the Armed Forces Intelligence & Security Corps (Tolk Skolan).