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Nasdaq Helsinki

posted onJuly 19, 2019

The Helsinki Stock Exchange (currently Nasdaq Helsinki) was founded in 1912 when the governor of Uusimaa province ratified its rules. The Exchange saw its first transaction on October 7.

From that date in 1912 it remained a "free form" financial association until in 1984 it was converted into a cooperative owned mostly by banks, traders, other companies and associations. 

The cooperative changed to a limited liability company in 1995 and merged with several clearing and stock deposit companies and associations at the beginning of 1997 .

At the end of 1997 the Helsinki Stock Exchange and the derivatives exchange (SOM) merged to become Helsinki Exchanges  (HEX).

In 1998 HEX and the Central Securities Depository (APK) merged to form the HEX Group. In 2001 and 2002 HEX became the majority shareholder of the TSE Group, which consisted of the Tallinn Exchange, the Estonian Securities Depository and the Riga Stock Exchange. On 3 September 2003, OM – the parent company of the Stockholm Stock Exchange – bought HEX, which became OM HEX. A year later, the company was renamed to OMX.

The Copenhagen Stock Exchange and the Iceland Stock Exchange became part of OMX in 2006.

NASDAQ OMX was formed when OMX, which operated the stock exchanges in the Nordic and Baltic countries, merged with the American technology stock exchange NASDAQ in 2007.

In 2010  NASDAQ OMX launched common INET trading platform across its seven Nordic and Baltic equity markets. 

Trading at Nasdaq Helsinki is governed by the Issuer Rules, the Member Rules and the Warrant Rulebook. Nasdaq Helsinki also operates First North, an MTF in Finland that is subject to a separate Rulebook. 

Nasdaq Helsinki President

Key people:
Henrik Mikael Husman (President)
Mr Husman has been the President at Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., since March 10, 2016. Prior to that he served as a Deputy Managing Director of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., until March 10, 2016.  Mr. Husman served as acting President of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. since November 10, 2008. He joined Nasdaq in 1997.

Phone: +358 9 616671 
Address: Fabianinkatu 14, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

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