31 min

Nasdaq Iceland CEO Magnus Hardarson on a very bullish outlook for Icelandic listings Investable Universe

    • Investing

A highly successful secondary offering earlier this fall by Icelandair, a rapidly growing sustainable corporate bond market, a promising pipeline for Icelandic growth companies coming to market, the emergence of First North as a public market alternative to VC, and increasing interest from retail and institutional investors, all point to possible tailwinds for the Icelandic listed market. In connection with the upcoming virtual investment expo "How Do I Invest in Iceland?" produced by Promote Iceland and the Consulate of Iceland in New York, we spoke with Nasdaq Iceland CEO Magnus Hardarson on how the exchange--and Iceland's financial system overall--has recovered and adapted since the Great Financial Crisis, and how a transparent and regulated market has helped the country withstand the economic stresses of covid-19.   

A highly successful secondary offering earlier this fall by Icelandair, a rapidly growing sustainable corporate bond market, a promising pipeline for Icelandic growth companies coming to market, the emergence of First North as a public market alternative to VC, and increasing interest from retail and institutional investors, all point to possible tailwinds for the Icelandic listed market. In connection with the upcoming virtual investment expo "How Do I Invest in Iceland?" produced by Promote Iceland and the Consulate of Iceland in New York, we spoke with Nasdaq Iceland CEO Magnus Hardarson on how the exchange--and Iceland's financial system overall--has recovered and adapted since the Great Financial Crisis, and how a transparent and regulated market has helped the country withstand the economic stresses of covid-19.   

31 min