Jakob is the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of CORDET. He sits on the Firm’s investment committee and has day to day responsibility for the management of CORDET, a European alternative investment management firm with more than $1 billion of assets under management.
Jakob is Chairman of Trust Payments Limited, one of CORDET’s portfolio companies where the Firm is majority shareholder.
Jakob has been an investment banker and corporate financier throughout his 31-year business career. Working at Morgan Stanley between 1990 and 2012, he was a senior member of the Firm’s investment banking and capital markets EMEA management team. Jakob is a financial services industry specialist, serving as a trusted advisor to many of Europe’s largest banks, insurers and asset managers. As Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Global Financial Institutions Group EMEA, he led more than 100 EMEA professionals in corporate finance and capital markets – the Firm’s largest practice area by revenue and number of professionals.
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 more than 200 announced career transactions to his name, of which more than $375bn in M&A and $125bn in Capital Markets.
Jakob was educated 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 a Russian military interrogator at the Armed Forces Intelligence & Security Corps (TolkSkolan).