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Carl Harald Janson

Lead Investment Manager(CEFA, PhD, Medical Doctor)

 

Carl Harald Janson joined SVLS in September 2013 as Lead Investment Manager of International Biotechnology Trust.

 

Carl Harald qualified as a medical doctor in 1981, completed his PhD in 1990 at the Karolinska Institutet, and qualified as Certified European Financial Analyst from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1999.

 

Among Carl Harald’s many achievements, the outstanding performance of the Carnegie Biotechnology Fund stands out as a key highlight. During his six years and four months as its Principal Fund Manager, Carl Harald was recognised by Bloomberg as the top performing biotech fund manager worldwide.  During this time period, the Carnegie Biotechnology Fund had a total return of 54% (USD) while the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index returned minus 26% (USD), a relative outperformance of approximately 80% (USD).

 

In 1992 Carl Harald joined Astra Arcus where he held various positions including Director for Preclinical Research and Development. In 1997 Carl Harald began to combine his medical and pharmaceutical industry insights with finance by working as a Senior Financial Analyst for Hagstromer & Qviberg and then Danske Securities.

 

In 2000 he gained a role as Senior Portfolio Manager and Principal Fund Manager of the Carnegie Biotechnology Fund at Carnegie Investment Bank in Stockholm. His role also included acting as Fund Manager of the Carnegie Medical Fund, and the Carnegie BiotechBridge Fund.

 

In 2008 Carl Harald was appointed Investment Manager at Karolinska Development in Stockholm, and has served as a member of the board of various Swedish biotechnology companies including Akinion Pharmaceuticals, Axelar, Aprea, Oncopeptides, and Clanotech. Since 2012 he held various Chief Executive roles for the Karolinska Development portfolio companies.