About Nasdaq

    About Nasdaq

    The Trusted Fabric of the Financial System

    Positioned at the nexus of technology and the capital markets, Nasdaq provides premier platforms and services for global capital markets and beyond with unmatched technology, insights and markets expertise.

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    Our Story

    Since the beginning, Nasdaq has had disruption in its DNA. From pioneering the world's first electronic exchange and building innovative indexes to providing industry-leading technology that enables more than 130 markets around the world, we are driven by a relentless pursuit of reimagining a better tomorrow. 

    Through the work we do every day, we power stronger economies, create more equitable opportunities and contribute to a more sustainable world to help our communities, clients, employees and people of all backgrounds reach their full potential. 

    We recognize our responsibility as a technology company to challenge the known, discover the incredible and create a future that advances economic progress for all. At Nasdaq, we question today to rewrite tomorrow.

    Since the beginning, Nasdaq has had disruption in its DNA. From pioneering the world's first electronic exchange and building innovative indexes to providing industry-leading technology that enables more than 130 markets around the world, we are driven by a relentless pursuit of reimagining a better tomorrow. 

    Through the work we do every day, we power stronger economies, create more equitable opportunities and contribute to a more sustainable world to help our communities, clients, employees and people of all backgrounds reach their full potential. 

    We recognize our responsibility as a technology company to challenge the known, discover the incredible and create a future that advances economic progress for all. At Nasdaq, we question today to rewrite tomorrow.

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    For more than 50 years, Nasdaq has been at the forefront of our industry. We pioneered technologies that enhanced the performance of the financial system, improved accessibility, and championed economic progress.

    Our Foundational Pillars

    Guiding Nasdaq's journey

    Transparency

    Connecting the corporate and investor community to minimize friction, reduce complexity and create more seamless routes to capital. 

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    Liquidity

    Delivering world-class technology that powers global economies and modernizes the underlying infrastructure.

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    Integrity

    Protecting the entire financial system for all capital market participants.

    Our Solutions

    Market Platforms

    Advancing the modernization of markets to create more sustainable, inclusive, and trusted financial networks enabling markets to reach their full potential

     

    Modernizing Markets

    Capital Access Platforms

    Enabling economic growth through access to capital and transparency, and helping clients navigate the capital markets, accelerate sustainability, and drive governance excellence

     

    Navigating Market Complexity

    Financial Technology

    Providing world-class technology to solve the biggest challenges across risk management, regulatory compliance, and capital markets infrastructure

     

    Solving Market Challenges

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    Nasdaq News

    Nasdaq Accelerates Its Transformation as a Leading Technology Provider to the Global Financial System with the Acquisition of Adenza from Thoma Bravo ->

    Acquisition of premium software and technology company expands Nasdaq’s liquidity and integrity platforms with leading risk management, regulatory, and capital markets software and technology solutions.

    Our initiatives drive our commitment to building better markets.

    Targeted initiatives in investment, markets, policy and more:

    ADVANCING ECONOMIC PROGRESS FOR ALL

    Purpose

    Navigating today's changing world with a renewed purpose to build a more inclusive global economy.

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    Nasdaq Foundation

    Nasdaq Foundation

    The Foundation works to connect business, capital and innovative ideas to advance global economies and local communities to champion diversity in investor engagement.

    The Foundation works to connect business, capital and innovative ideas to advance global economies and local communities to champion diversity in investor engagement.

    Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

    Entrepreneurial Center

    The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a non-profit building a better path for entrepreneurs worldwide by improving inclusion, access, and knowledge in entrepreneurship.

    The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a non-profit building a better path for entrepreneurs worldwide by improving inclusion, access, and knowledge in entrepreneurship.

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    GoodWorks

    Nasdaq's global Corporate Social Responsibility program that partners with non-profit organizations and encourages giving and community involvement through volunteering.

    Nasdaq's global Corporate Social Responsibility program that partners with non-profit organizations and encourages giving and community involvement through volunteering.

    What Sets Us Apart

    Our People & Culture

    The cornerstone of our culture, growth and success.  

    Our People

    By collaborating with talented colleagues in an entrepreneurial environment, we are pushing the boundaries of possibility and creating new opportunities.

    Diversity, Equity, and Culture

    Our people bring a wide range of backgrounds and experiences that make us different and elevate everything we do.

    Board of Directors

    Our Board oversees Nasdaq’s strategic direction and the performance of our business and management.

    Careers

    Be part of a global team unlike any other.

    Awards & Recognition

    Recent acclaim for our leadership

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    Seramount Recognizes Nasdaq as One of the ‘100 Best Companies’ for Working Parents

    Seramount, a strategic professional services and research firm, has named Nasdaq to its annual list of the 100 Best Companies for working parents.

    Seramount, a strategic professional services and research firm, has named Nasdaq to its annual list of the 100 Best Companies for working parents.

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    Nasdaq Recognized as One of ‘America’s Climate Leaders’ for Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Nasdaq is honored to be named to USA Today’s inaugural list of America’s Climate Leaders.

    Nasdaq is honored to be named to USA Today’s inaugural list of America’s Climate Leaders.

    50 Years at Nasdaq

    A History Anchored in Innovation

    We transformed the financial markets with the introduction of the world's first electronic stock market. Today, there are 4,000+ company listings on our exchange. Explore 50 years of people, moments, and milestones that have shaped our history at our Nasdaq50 site.

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    Additional Resources

    Investor Relations

    Public Policy Advocacy

    Supplier Sustainability