Press Release

Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist and Chief Investing Officer, leaves Saxo

Saxo, a global leader in multi-asset trading and investment, announces today that Chief Economist and Chief Investment Officer, Steen Jakobsen will be stepping down from his role after more than 20 years of service. During his tenure, Steen Jakobsen has held numerous roles in sales trading, markets, and has been instrumental in establishing Saxo's reputation for insightful financial research and thought-provoking analysis, notably through building the esteemed team of market strategists known as Saxo Strats.

Under Steen Jakobsen's guidance, Saxo Strats has become synonymous with influential market analysis and thought leadership, significantly enhancing Saxo's value proposition to clients worldwide. His approach to economic research and analysis has consistently provided clients and the broader financial community with actionable insights, deepening the understanding of complex market dynamics. 

Peter Garnry, Head of Equity Strategy, was appointed as Head of Saxo Strats in the previous year, ensuring continuity in leadership and the team’s commitment to excellence in actionable market research.

Kim Fournais, CEO & Founder of Saxo, commented: 
"Steen has been fundamental in making Saxo a trusted source for investors and traders, blending macroeconomic research with actionable trading insights. He is the architect behind the popular 'Outrageous Predictions,’ which is second to none when it comes to stimulating critical thinking and challenging consensus. I want to express my deep gratitude for Steen’s contributions over more than two decades. He has been a big part of the journey that has seen Saxo grow from a smaller broker to a global leader within our industry with more than 1.2 million clients and DKK 750 billion in client assets.”


Steen Jakobsen commented:
“It’s been a pleasure working with so many extraordinary people over the years, not least my colleagues in Saxo Strats. Our goal has always been to challenge conventional thinking and provide a deeper understanding of the markets. I am proud of what we have achieved together and confident that Saxo and the Strats team will continue to do their part to help investors make sense of a complex world and markets that can be difficult to make sense of."

Lasse Lilholt

Global Head of Communications & PR

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