We are part of a unique ecosystem. Through our fundamental role in the financial market, together with banks, advisors and regulators, we are connecting European companies and investors to the global markets to achieve the common goal of driving long-term, sustainable growth.
Nasdaq has a proven track record of enhancing economic growth across Europe. We will use this expertise to fuel opportunities for our clients, support the growth of small and medium enterprises, and build on our leadership in data and technology.Bjørn Sibbern, President, European Markets, Nasdaq
Nasdaq has a proud history as a market operator and technology company in the Nordics, stretching back to the 19th century. Under the names OM, the first electronic derivatives exchange in the world and later OMX, the company grew into one of the world’s leading market technology providers and the leading exchange operator in Northern Europe, before merging with Nasdaq in 2008. We are now further expanding our regional footprint to become a pan-European financial service provider, leveraging the success of the financially integrated, yet very diversified region in which our European heritage is founded.
Nasdaq in Europe
Of the 25+ markets Nasdaq operates globally, about a third are European. We are the only exchange group that operates regulated equities markets in both the U.S. and Europe, and the natural link for European companies in pursuit of both increased global visibility and listing opportunities in the U.S.
Uniquely positioned as both a technology provider and marketplace operator, we are at the forefront of innovation. In the Nordics and Baltics we operate 7 equity exchanges, 1 commodities exchange, 1 clearing house and 2 Central Securities Depositories.
Inspired by talented colleagues in an entrepreneurial environment, we strive to consistently push the boundaries of possibility. Across our European Markets, we have more than 1600 employees in 14 countries, and over 1000 companies listed on our exchanges.