Welcome to my homepage! If you have a special interest in issues related to corporate governance on a modern capital market, long-termism, an inclusive market economy and communication you will find plenty of things to read. Currently I spend my time with research at MISUM, Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics.
Previously I was affiliated with Center for Governance and Management Studies (CGMS). There I focused on corporate governance issues related to the theory of the firm, institutional investors and capital market regulation. I also lectured, teaching Mergers and Acquisitions at the Master level at SSE.
Today I focus on long term sustainable value creation and inclusive market economies, which includes opening up Sweden for different ownership models, enhancing the small shareholders role in relation to the classic Swedish controlling shareholder-model and including employees as a relevant partner in corporate governance.
I requently participate in debates. I am involved in the governance of Skandia, as a member of ProSkandia and as a director of the General Assembly. I am also affiliated with the Swedish Shareholders Association, the independent think tank Global Challenge and a director of the Swedish Academy of Board Directors, Stockholm region. Previously I was affiliated to JKL Communications as independent advisor.
I defended my dissertation "An Institutional Analysis of Cross-border Hostile Takeovers" in December 2012. The dissertation addresses shareholder value, short-termism and regulatory arbitrage on the Swedish stock market during the sixth takeover wave. It describes the Swedish governance-system, takeover market and regulatory development and gives it an international perspective. Three longitudinal case studies are presented - dealing with Skandia, Capio and Scania.
I have a background as financial journalist and author of books, the last one about rethinking the Swedish ownership market.
I gained my DHS-diploma from Stockholm School of Economics in 1986 with a major in finance. After that I spent 20 years in financial journalism. I have worked for different financial papers based in Stockholm - the weekly Affärsvärlden, the dailies Finanstidningen, Dagens Nyheter and Dagens Industri, as well as the pioneer website E24. In 1999 I acquired the CEFA-degree (Certified European Financial Analyst). Today I write columns in Dagens Industri. I have co-authored three books. The first two are about ABB and Skandia, two companies that crasched around the Millenium. The books are in-depth studies of management strategy, corporate governance, board relations and the role of shareholders. The third book is about Skandia and the hostile bid on the company during 2005. This Skandiabook (2010) was an effort to understand transformed and transforming conditions for governance in the context of unrestricted capital movement, hedge funds and the like, and prevailing ideologies of governance. It is a study of corporate governance in financial capitalism. This book is also part of my dissertation.
In April 2014 I published a Swedish popularization of my thesis (Fientliga Bud. Teorierna. Makten. Kortsiktigheten, SNS Förlag). I am winner of Hasse Olssons Prize in financial journalism, an award I gained for my coverage of ABB in 2001. I have also been ranked top Financial Journalist, Svensk Image for a number of years.
In April 2016 I published a book about about a new view on the future of Swedish ownership, long term value creation and pluralism (En hållbar ägararkitektur för Sverige), supported by the think tank Global Utmaning.
Currently I focus on research related to institutional investors and long-termism within grants from Lundberg foundation (2016-2018). For my doctoral thesis I received a research grant (2007-2010) by the Handelsbankens forskningsstiftelser to pursue research into the theme of 'Corporate Governance in Financial Capitalism'. After that my research involved the role of institutional investors as long term owners. It was supported by Torsten Söderbergs forskningsstiftelse (2013-2015).
Best Business Journalist, Hasse Olsssons Prize 2003. Top 1, 2 or 3rd Business journalist, Svensk Image yearly ranking.
Best Business Journalist, Svensk Image 2008.
Senior advisor Global Challenge
The Swedish Academy of Board Directors, Director Stockholm region. 2017 -
Swedish Shareholders Association. Companies Oversight Committee (Bolagsbevakningen) 2015 -
Skandia, Delegate to Assembly/governing Council, 2014 -
JKL, Advisor, 2013 - 2015
ProSkandia, Director, 2013 -
Aktiespararna, Columnist, 2016 -
Dagens Industri, Columnist 2010 - 2015
Dagens Industri, 2005 - 2010
Affärsvärlden/Ekonomi 24, 2000 -2005
Dagens Nyheter, 1994 - 2000
Finanstidningen, 1989 - 1994
Affärsvärlden, 1987 - 1989
Business journalist at Göteborgs-Posten, 1989
Svenska Dagbladet and Dagens Industri, 1984