Date: 12 December 2023
The ICMA Nordic Committee, together with Nasdaq and the Nordic Capital Markets Forum, brought together stakeholders in the Swedish Bond Markets to learn more about recent suggestions on how to improve bond liquidity and the growing demand from private investors in light of the recent interest rate hikes.
Is there a need to transform the bond markets way of functioning? Are Swedish issuers missing an opportunity to widen their investor base? If so, what steps need to be taken to facilitate a more transparent, accessible and robust market?
Attendees heard how key market stakeholders representing institutional investors, issuers, advisers as well as retail distributors envision the future Swedish bond market.
Johan Wijkström, SVP & Head of Regulatory Business Development, LC&I Financial Markets, Swedbank AB & ICMA Nordic Regional Chair
Axel Anderstedt-Holm, Head of Debt Listings, Nasdaq
Håkan Borgedahl, Head of Nordic Fixed Income, Nasdaq
|History and the current state of the market
Olof Manner, Senior Advisor, Swedbank
|Panel discussion: Is there a need to reform the Institutional Market Model?
Moderator: Johan Wijkstrom, SVP & Head of Regulatory Business Development, LC&I Financial Markets, Swedbank AB & ICMA Nordic Regional Chair
|Legal consideration linked to public offerings
Mikael Borg, Partner & Co-Head of Corporate Capital Markets, Gernandt & Danielsson
|Panel discussion: Unlocking the potential of the retail community
Moderator: Nina Suhaib-Wolf, Director, Market Practice & Regulatory Policy, ICMA
|Closing remarks and Q&A
Fredrik Ekström, CEO, Nasdaq Stockholm