Latest shorting data published by Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, as per relevant EU market regulations, suggests that international investors are shorting stocks across multiple sectors in the lead up to this coming weekend’s elections. For example, Getinge, a global healthcare and life sciences company, has been shorted by BlackRock, AQR Capital Management, Adelphi […]
A fire alarm and possible fire in a server hall in Upplands Väsby, a commuter town near Stockholm, has managed to shut down trading in equities and fixed income instruments and commodities across multiple stock exchanges in the Nordic and Baltic region. The shutdown has affected exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Riga, Talinn and […]
The latest edition of the Catella Real Estate Debt Indicator – Credi – suggests that the Swedish property index remains below the 50 points level, indicating that the market is still negative. However, Catella also notes that while the index fell a further 2.7 points to 41.2 against the previous month’s figure, there is evidence […]
The G20 leaders summit in 2009 kick-started a crucial yet complex process towards central clearing for derivatives. Implementing EMIR, defining consistent rules for CCPs and introducing the clearing obligation are all major tasks. The next logical step is to tackle any risk associated with the new structure – and with the European Commission due to […]
Handelsbanken Fonder, the asset management arm of the Swedish headquartered financial services and banking group Handelsbanken, is to split its operations into two separate companies as well as set in place a new board. The split will separate the operations of actively mangaged funds and index funds. As of 1 January 2016, the active funds […]
Demand is growing for easier daily trading in shares of mutual funds in the Nordics, with suggestions that the Danish model could yet prevail, according to comments from Lauri Rosendahl, senior vice president of Nordic Equities and Equity Derivatives at Nasdaq OMX. Rosendahl notes that from the perspective of his firm – which operates Nordic […]
The Danish Investment Fund Association – Investeringsfondsbranchen – has responded to queries raised in local newspaper Jyllands Posten about the market for Danish Investment Associations, or funds, that are listed on the Nasdaq OMX operated funds market InvesteringsForeningsBørsen (IFX), by noting that the exchange offers “clear advantages to investors”. The robust response comes in the […]
Jupiter marks the official opening of its Stockholm office with the announcement of an alliance with NASDAQ OMX’s Nordic Fund Market for the distribution of its funds. The British asset management company will make available 17 sub-funds of the Jupiter Global Fund and Jupiter Merlin Fund Sicavs on the Nordic Fund Market. These include: The […]
The clearing landscape is at an important crossroads. Regulatory reform is prompting unprecedented change and the upshot will be a very different clearing regime to what we have today. The overall aim is well understood – to create greater stability and transparency. However, the real challenge will be achieving this while balancing the needs of […]
Nasdaq OMX Clearing AB has announced that its fees will be lowered as a result of becoming the first European clearing house to receive approval under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir).
Nasdaq OMX is moving to larger premises in London following its acquisition of assets from ThomsonReuters last year.
Ericsson, the world’s hitherto biggest mobile telecommunications network equipment supplier may have been bypassed by China’s Hauwei last year in terms of total sales – a change that could have significant implications for Sweden equity investors.