Peter Elam Håkansson

Chairman & Group CIO

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Based in Stockholm
At East Capital since 1997 / In the industry since 1983

Peter Elam Håkansson is the CIO of East Capital Group. Peter has been awarded the Gold Star for best Fund Manager five times by Morningstar and Sweden’s largest financial daily Dagens Industri, as well as numerous Lipper awards for the performance of the funds that he manages together with his multi-cultural teams based in Hong Kong, Dubai, Moscow and Stockholm. East Capital Russia, the flagship fund, was the best performing publicly traded fund of the decade 2000-2009 returning 1565% (USD, Source: Morningstar).

Peter is a board member of various East Capital entities, Bonnier Business Press and the Nordic Brokers Association. He is a supervisory board member of Atlantic Grupa in Croatia and chairman of the board of the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Economics division.

Before founding East Capital, Peter held a series of senior positions at Enskilda Securities in London, Paris and Stockholm, where his last role was Head of Equities and Global Head of Research.

Peter holds an MSc in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and has studied at l´EDHEC in Lille. He speaks Swedish, English and French.

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Peter is a sought-after keynote speaker on a wide range of topics including investment philosophy, emerging & frontier markets, entrepreneurship and more.

Some of Peter's recent appearances and contributions: 

Privata Affärer Podcast (March 2024)
Nordnet Live 2023
Dagens Industri Börsmorgon 
Novares Hållbarhetsdag in Stockholm
Fondmarknadsdagen in Stockholm