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November 30, 1943 |
Sven Johan Gösta Barthen Hagströmer (born November 30, 1943) is a Swedish business executive, best known as the founder of Avanza Bank and investment company Creades. He is also initiator of non-profit organizations AllBright and Berättarministeriet.
Education and early career
Sven Hagströmer studied economics at Stockholm University. He was a portfolio manager at Gränges AB 1969-1973 and at Investor 1973-1980. He started the firm Sven Hagströmer Fondkommission AB in 1981, which later turned into the commercial bank Hagströmer & Qviberg, publicly known as HQ Bank. HQ Bank was the principal owner of Investment AB Öresund, which was divided into two companies in 2012. Business partners Sven Hagströmer and Mats Qviberg went separate ways and Sven Hagströmer became the principal owner of the newly formed investment company Creades. Amongst a number of directorships, he is now Chairman of the Board of both Avanza Bank and Creades. Sven Hagströmer is a dedicated entrepreneur and was one of the venture capitalists "dragons" in the Swedish version of the television program Dragons’ Den on SVT.
Sven Hagströmer is involved in various social projects, including Arbetsmäklarna at Tensta School where he helps young students to get in touch with employers. He believes that Swedish companies are not doing enough to bring in people from other cultures. Hagströmer is opposed to the euro and was one of the initiators to the political party Junilistan. He believes that the euro reduces the Riksbank's influence over monetary policy. Sven Hagströmer is a relative of Raoul Wallenberg and he founded the Raoul Wallenberg Academy in 2012. He is a passionate book collector and founded the publishing agency Fri Tanke together with Christer Sturmark and Björn Ulvaeus in 2007. Sven Hagströmer is one of the initiators of Berättarministeriet, which runs writing workshops in areas with high unemployment rates. He is also committed to gender issues and is frequently seen in the public gender equality debate. In 2011 he founded the AllBright foundation that works in order to increase the number of women holding positions of power within the business sector.
- Avanza, about Sven Hagströmer
- Creades, about Sven Hagströmer
- AllBright, about Sven Hagströmer
- Berättarministeriet, about Sven Hagströmer
- "Satsade mest i Draknästet" Driva-eget.se
- "Vägrar sitta med armarna i kors" Veckans Affärer
- "Förändring i Junilistans styrelse" Junilistan
- "Junilistan får draghjälp till riksdagen av finansman" Dagens Nyheter
- "-Visst minskar EMU folkets inflytande" Aftonbladet
- "Sven Hagströmer - finansman och slaktare" Fokus. Read 3 August 2010
- "Sven Hagströmer - styrelseordförande i Investment AB Öresund, Avanza och Ework samt styrelseledamot i Bilia" SVT. Read 3 August 2010