Public Policy

Capital Markets Union: The Road to Sustainable Growth in Europe

Nasdaq is fully supporting the EU vision on a Capital Markets Union (CMU) in order to unlock investment in the EU and create a single market for capital

Nasdaq is fully supporting the EU vision on a Capital Markets Union (CMU) in order to unlock investment in the EU and create a single market for capital. The CMU Action Plan focuses more on large institutions than improving the capital markets themselves. To achieve the goal focus should rather be on increasing transparency, making the capital markets more accessible to smaller businesses, incentivizing long-term private investment in listed equities, encouraging the development and use of disruptive technology and ultimately creating jobs. As a key stakeholder Nasdaq welcomes the opportunity to be part of the solution, thus today launching a White Paper on the CMU.

Sweden IPO Taskforce

An Improved Climate for IPOs for Sweden's Growth - Problem Analysis and Proposed Actions 

Nasdaq Stockholm has conducted a discussion with the business community to create a plan to improve the possibilities for companies to finance growth and job creation in Sweden. The plan was presented on September 25, 2013.

Contact: David Augustsson+46 8 405 6000

Denmark IPO Taskforce

Recommendations for a Stronger IPO Climate for Denmark's Growth 

50 market participants came together in December 2013 in three working groups to discuss the specific challenges facing Danish companies wishing to float their shares. The outcome of the discussions are presented in this catalogue.

Contact: Helle Mayor, +45 91 32 40 30

Finland IPO Action Plan

Nasdaq Helsinki has hosted discussion forums for capital market participants since 2014 to discuss how the Finnish capital markets could be improved and has published proposals based on the feedback. Nasdaq Helsinki updated the proposals in June 2022 to be taken into consideration in the new government program in Finland.

ContactMaarit Bystedt+358 9 6166 7274


Iceland IPO Taskforce

Increasing the efficiency and usefulness of Iceland‘s securities market

In the IPO Task Force Report we propose measures that on the one hand are designed to make it easier for companies to list and on the other hand measures to stimulate the interest of investors in the securities market. In total there are ten recommendations for improvements. Innovation and the growth of small businesses will be one of the main driving forces of economic growth in the coming years, but smaller companies’ limited access to capital has proved to be problematic.

ContactKristin Johannsdottir+354 525 2844

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