Finance Expert Knows Which Questions To Ask — And Where to Find Answers

A banker, a businessman … and a trained military interrogator? Meet Jakob Lindquist.

CORDET managing member Jakob Lindquist founded the company in 2013 — and the buck stops with him. He takes overall responsibility for management of the business.

Lindquist is a permanent member of CORDET’s Investment and Credit Committee, originating new investments and playing an active role in ongoing portfolio management. He has been an investor, investment banker and corporate financier throughout a business career spanning three decades.

Jakob Lindquist, Cordet

Founder & Co-Managing Partner: Jakob Lindquist

He worked at Morgan Stanley between 1990 and 2012, where he was a senior member of the investment banking and capital markets EMEA management teams.

Jakob Lindquist is a financial services industry specialist, serving as a trusted advisor to many of Europe’s largest banks, insurers, and asset managers. As the 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.

He was stationed at Morgan Stanley’s London and New York offices, and spent extended periods in Asia. He has executed projects in 25 countries and has more than 200 announced career transactions to his name. Those accounted for more than $375bn in M&A and $125bn in Capital Markets.

Jakob Lindquist studied finance and accounting at the Stockholm School of Economics, and Russian Language and Eastern European Studies at Uppsala University. 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).


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