Nasdaq: Retail investors are key to well-functioning stock markets that support growth

In recent years, Nasdaq has worked hard to improve conditions to support listed SMEs. In this interview, two Nasdaq executives tell AMWatch why retail investors play a key role in supporting the market for listed growth companies, especially when pension funds are too large to invest in the SME-market.

(left-right) Carsten Borring, Associate Vice President and Head of Listings & Capital Markets at Nasdaq Copenhagen, and Adam Kostyál, Head of European Listings at Nasdaq. | Photo: PR/Nasdaq

As pension funds in Scandinavia grow bigger by the day, their outlook has shifted towards global markets to find investments that suit their size.

Since 2014, Nasdaq has been trying to copy the success of the Swedish stock market in Denmark, where fewer SMEs are turning to the listed market to find capital to grow their companies.

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