The overarching mission of the Surveillance function is to protect the integrity of Nasdaq’s Nordic market places. Safeguarding the integrity of our markets is not only a regulatory requirement for Nasdaq, it is a necessity to ensure fair and efficient trading, to protect the values of our assets and to support our business model. We believe that upholding a well-balanced and effective regulation and operating a fair and efficient surveillance program adds to the confidence of the market place and contributes to the long term success of Nasdaq.
The Surveillance function is separated from the business units within Nasdaq’s organization and important decisions and processes have been ring fenced, to safeguard integrity. Our Surveillance activities can conceptually be divided in Trading Surveillance and Issuer Surveillance.