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.
Nasdaq offers a full range of fixed income solutions in the Nordic and Baltic markets, including trading in cash markets, derivatives clearing, listing and post-trade services.
We offer a market for exchange traded products (ETP’s) constituting a group of investment and trading products with different risk levels listed by a bank on Nasdaq Nordic.
Our world leading, high-capacity equity exchanges are well-regulated and transparent marketplaces where both listed companies and trading activity are under constant surveillance.
Through our market for equity derivatives, we help clients to manage risk or increase yield by using standardized or custom options, futures and forwards for Nordic stocks and indices.
Nasdaq Commodities includes our suite of European commodity-related products and services, with offerings in power & seafood derivatives, clearing services and more.
Our proprietary data supports multiple use cases that require real-time quotes and trades, last sale data and/or complete depth-of-book for the full range of U.S. exchange-listed equities, as well as real-time and historical data for European and Canadian equities.
Nasdaq Clearing is a leading, EMIR-authorized clearing house providing central counterparty clearing for a range of markets & asset classes. We offer central counterparty clearing services for Nasdaq Commodities, Nasdaq Derivatives Markets, and Fish Pool.
Our post-trade solutions support a broad range of asset classes, including OTC and are scalable to manage clearing operations for both straightforward implementations and complex, multi-model,-currency and –market organizations.
Nasdaq plays a key role in supporting the transition towards more sustainable capital markets. Our Nordic markets have pioneered our ESG efforts through a number of products and services launched in recent years, and we remain committed to exploring new ESG opportunities for years to come.