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    Listing of Debt Instruments

    List Your Fixed Income Instruments at a Globally Recognized Exchange

    Whether you are an investment grade company looking to issue bonds targeting institutional investors or an SME in search of capital for future expansion, Nasdaq has a listing solution that facilitates easier access to the international debt markets.

    Nasdaq operates EU regulated markets and Multilateral trading facilities (MTF:s) for bonds in the Baltics, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Access Our Listing Application Guides ->

    Listing Process - What Are the Steps?

    The listing process for debt instruments consists of two simple steps:

    Issuer - Step 1

    Step 1 - Issuer Application

    The first step only applies to first time issuers on the fixed income markets of Nasdaq. At this stage, prospective issuers submit an issuer application that verifies compliance with the respective market rules.

    The first step only applies to first time issuers on the fixed income markets of Nasdaq. At this stage, prospective issuers submit an issuer application that verifies compliance with the respective market rules.

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    Step 2 - Instrument Application

    Once your company has been approved by Nasdaq, you can submit instrument applications. These applications can be submitted electronically through the Nasdaq Listing Center or by contacting the local Listing team.

    Once your company has been approved by Nasdaq, you can submit instrument applications. These applications can be submitted electronically through the Nasdaq Listing Center or by contacting the local Listing team.

    The listing process may differ slightly between countries and instrument types. Please reach out to the Listing team if you have any questions regarding the listing process, and the Surveillance team if you have any regulatory questions.

    Benefits of a Nasdaq Listing

    Stamp of Quality

    A Nasdaq listing presents an opportunity to showcase that your company has a sound regulatory compliance function and shows investors that you have met Nasdaq's entry standards.

    A Nasdaq listing presents an opportunity to showcase that your company has a sound regulatory compliance function and shows investors that you have met Nasdaq's entry standards.

    Market Your Brand

    Bring credibility to your brand and introduce your company to the global investor community.

    Bring credibility to your brand and introduce your company to the global investor community.

    Reach More Investors

    A bond listing is crucial for a large share of the investor community. Institutional investors such as UCITS funds and national pension funds are most often prohibited or limited from investing in unlisted securities and retail investors have similar restrictions. Companies who choose to list on Nasdaq can therefore reach a larger group of investors.

    A bond listing is crucial for a large share of the investor community. Institutional investors such as UCITS funds and national pension funds are most often prohibited or limited from investing in unlisted securities and retail investors have similar restrictions. Companies who choose to list on Nasdaq can therefore reach a larger group of investors.

    The Listing Process

    Nasdaq's listing process for bonds is efficient and reliable. Approved fixed income issuers can list bonds with one day's notice.

    Nasdaq's listing process for bonds is efficient and reliable. Approved fixed income issuers can list bonds with one day's notice.

    Sustainability

    The Nordics are synonymous with sustainability and our sustainable debt markets are amongst the worlds’ largest.

    The Nordics are synonymous with sustainability and our sustainable debt markets are amongst the worlds’ largest.

    Prepare for Your IPO

    By listing bonds at a regulated market or MTF, your company come under som of the same regulations as listed companies. However, the requirements are not as extensive which makes a bond listing a good stepping stone for a future IPO.

    By listing bonds at a regulated market or MTF, your company come under som of the same regulations as listed companies. However, the requirements are not as extensive which makes a bond listing a good stepping stone for a future IPO.

    Listing of Sustainable Bonds

    Raise debt capital for investment with clear benefits to the environment or social sustainability.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Stand Out to Investors Looking for Sustainable Investments
    • Credibility as a Sustainable Brand
    • Stamp of Quality
    Explore Listing of Sustainable Bonds ->

    Raise debt capital for investment with clear benefits to the environment or social sustainability.

    KEY FEATURES

    • Stand Out to Investors Looking for Sustainable Investments
    • Credibility as a Sustainable Brand
    • Stamp of Quality
    Explore Listing of Sustainable Bonds ->
    Sustainable bonds

    Connect With Our Team

    Learn more about ways to access the international debt markets.

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    Issuer Rules - Local Exchanges

    Stockholm

    Rules & Regulations - Stockholm

    Nasdaq Stockholm (Stockholmsbörsen) is a regulated market licensed in Sweden.

    Nasdaq Stockholm (Stockholmsbörsen) is a regulated market licensed in Sweden.

    Helsinki

    Rules & Regulations - Helsinki

    Nasdaq Helsinki (Helsingin pörssi) is a regulated market licensed in Finland.

    Nasdaq Helsinki (Helsingin pörssi) is a regulated market licensed in Finland.

    Copenhagen

    Rules & Regulations - Copenhagen

    Nasdaq Copenhagen (Københavns Fondsbørs) is a regulated market licensed in Denmark.

    Nasdaq Copenhagen (Københavns Fondsbørs) is a regulated market licensed in Denmark.

    Iceland

    Rules & Regulations - Iceland

    Nasdaq Iceland (Kauphöll Íslands) is a regulated market licensed in Iceland.

    Nasdaq Iceland (Kauphöll Íslands) is a regulated market licensed in Iceland.

    First North

    Rules & Regulations - First North MTF Rules

    The Nasdaq First North Rules contain common and local requirements to be admitted to trading on the Nasdaq First North.

    The Nasdaq First North Rules contain common and local requirements to be admitted to trading on the Nasdaq First North.

    Derivatives

    Rules & Regulations - Derivatives Rules

    Rules and Regulations of Nasdaq Derivatives Markets govern Nasdaq Stockholm's derivative exchange & Nasdaq Clearing.

    Rules and Regulations of Nasdaq Derivatives Markets govern Nasdaq Stockholm's derivative exchange & Nasdaq Clearing.