The Nordic region has a vibrant listed derivative market with three financial exchanges. Nasdaq OMX's split with EDX and Oslo Børs has opened a new era of unbridled competition. Can all three can stay in the game? Colin Packham reports.
The Nordic derivatives market is not the biggest, but it is one
of the most interesting. And just at the moment, the market is
living through particularly interesting times –
something that, as the Chinese curse suggests, is not always
In keeping with Nordic countries’ leadership in
information technology – the internet was adopted very
early in Scandinavia; Nokia is Finnish and Ericsson Swedish
– the Nordic markets have been at the forefront of
electronic innovation in derivatives.
The entire structure of the futures and options markets in the
Nordic countries has been shaped by this fact, and by one
company in particular.
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