OMX and Swedish Institute for Financial Research, SIFR, institutes “The Olof Stenhammar professorship in financial entrepreneurship”. The possessor of the professorship will conduct research in financial entrepreneurship and promote research and higher education in financial economics and also promote debate about the financial sector. The professorship is formed in cooperation with a Nordic university or institute of higher education and the research will be held at SIFR. The creation of the professorship is a part of a broader long term cooperation between OMX and SIFR, where the first part runs for five years. - We institute “The Olof Stenhammar professorship in financial entrepreneurship” to strengthen research about the financial sector. SIFR and OMX share the ambition to enhance the exchange between the academic world and the industry in order to create new knowledge. Financial entrepreneurship is a relatively unexplored area academically and we hope that the cooperation between OMX and SIFR will contribute to strengthening the Nordic financial market, says Magnus Böcker, president and CEO, OMX. - The cooperation gives us the possibility to create a research environment of first rate in Europe. It is very gratifying that OMX is committed to this endeavor, says Magnus Dahlquist, Director of SIFR. - This agreement is very important in our ambition to build bridges between the academic world and the financial sector, says Lars Bertmar, Chairman of the board of SIFR. For more information, please contact Niclas Lilja, Press Relations, OMX +46 8 405 63 95 Magnus Dahlquist, Director, SIFR+46 8 728 51 20 About OMX | OMX is a leading expert in the exchange industry. Through the Nordic Exchange, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic securities market. The Nordic Exchange is a term used for marketing purposes and is not a legal entity. It describes the common offering from the Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Stockholm Stock Exchange, Iceland Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. OMX' integrated technology solutions cross the transaction chain enabling efficient securities transactions for over 60 exchange organizations in more than 50 countries. OMX is a Nordic Large Cap company in the Financials sector on the OMX Nordic Exchange. For more information, please visit www.omxgroup.com About SIFR | SIFR is an independent research institute with the aim to conduct and stimulate high quality research in financial economics. SIFR disseminates research results through publications, seminars, and conferences. In addition, SIFR has the ambition to narrow the gap between academic research and the practice of the financial industry and to establish a natural channel of communication between the academic world and the financial sector. For more information, please visit www.sifr.org.
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