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.
- Recommendations For a Stronger IPO Climate for Denmark's Growth
- In Danish: Anbefalinger til et stærkere børsnoteringsklima for Danmarks vækst
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.
- English version: Nasdaq Helsinki Proposals to Revitalize Finnish Capital Markets 2022 (English)
- Finnish version: Helsingin pörssin tavoitteet Suomen pääomamarkkinoiden kehittämiseksi
Contact: Maarit 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.
- Download IPO taskforce report for Iceland
- In Icelandic: Aukin virkni og gagnsemi íslensks verðbréfamarkaðar
- In Icelandic: Hugsum íslenska hlutabréfamarkaðinn upp á nýtt
Contact: Kristin Johannsdottir, +354 525 2844
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