Excellence in execution

The Arctic Group is a leading, independent provider of financial services which opened its doors for business operations in August 2007. The company was founded by a handful of men with a vision of creating a financial adventure. The vision was to establish an investment bank. Arctic is founded on an entrepreneurial spirit, which permeates the culture and drive of Arctic’s employees, which today totals about 220 people. Since the startup in 2007 we have expanded our international footprint with offices in Stockholm, New York, Rio de Janeiro and Houston, but always with a strong Norwegian heritage at the core. We aim to bring value to clients through superior competence and to be a preferred discussion partner for our clients. We have an absolute commitment to integrity, quality and long term relationships and will provide excellence in execution every step of the way.


Mads Henrik Syversen


Mobile: +47 48 40 31 01
Office: +47 21 01 31 01

Mads was previously CEO in SEB Enskilda (2000-2007), in addition to being Country Manager for SEB in Norway (2004-2007). Prior to that he worked with Orkla Finans/Enskilda Securities, holding senior positions within equities and corporate finance (1987-2000) and with Den norske Creditbank as a broker (1982-1986).

Hege Marthinussen

Deputy CEO

Mobile: +47 48 40 31 49
Office: +47 21 01 31 49

Hege previously worked at Storebrand Investment Management (1998-2008) with compliance and risk control, product development and as a credit analyst. Prior to this she worked with treasury management. She holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and an MSc in Statistics and Operations Research from Stern School of Business, New York University.

Fridtjof Berents

Deputy CEO

Mobile: +47 48 40 32 21
Office: +47 21 01 32 21

Fridtjof previously worked in the Ministry of Finance (1998-2007), the last years dealing with the investment strategy of the Government Pension Fund in the Asset Management Department. Prior to that he worked with macro economy in the Economic Policy Department and the first years of his career in the Financial Markets Department where he focused on banking and insurance regulation. He holds the degree Cand.

oceon. from the University of Oslo  and an MBA in finance from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

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Kjetil Bakken

Head of Group Strategy

Kjetil joined Arctic in 2007. He previously worked as Associate Director in UBS Corporate Finance, London, focusing on Nordic financial institutions (2005-2007) and as an Analyst in Corporate Finance with Deutsche Bank in London (2002-2005). He holds an MA in Business & Finance from The University of Edinburgh.

Kristian Pande Horn

Head of Corporate Finance

Mobile: +47 48 40 32 74
Office: +47 21 01 32 74

Kristian has more than ten years experience from various positions, most recently leading Arctics fixed income team. Kristian worked three years in Thommessen before starting in Arctic in 2011. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Oslo.

Bjørn Løvenskiold

Head of Corporate Finance

Mobile: +47 48 40 31 07
Office: +47 21 01 31 07

Bjørn joined Arctic in 2007. He previously worked with SEB Enskilda, holding various positions in Corporate Finance in London and Oslo (1994-2007), having started his career with Ernst & Young in the US (1991-1993). He holds a BSc in Business Administration from Universität Mannheim/the University of Southern California and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Ivar Larsen

Head of Sales

Mobile: +47 48 40 31 81
Office: +47 21 01 31 81

Ivar previously worked as Associate at Arkwright, Partner and equity research analysts at RS Platou Securities, Head of equities at HQ Norden Fonds, Head of Research at SEB Enskilda and since 2005 as at private investor and strategic consultant. He holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Management (BI).

Robert Christiansen

Head of Credit Sales

Mobile: 48403119
Office: 21013119

Robert joined Arctic Securities in April 2019. He previously worked as Head of International & Nordic Credit Sales at Nordea Markets. Robert holds a MSc in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

Runar Meland

Head of Equity Sales

Mobile: 41 70 72 10
Office: 22 93 72 10

Runar joined Arctic Securities in 2017. He has experience as a broker from Fokus Fonds (1993-94), Christiania Fonds (1994-96) and Elcon Securities/First Securities/Swedbank (1996-2014). He was co-founder of First Securities in 1999 and Head of Sales for 6 years. Runar was also Head of Sales, Norway in Nordea Markets (2014-17). He has an MBA in Finance from NHH..

Morten Nystrøm

Head of Research

Mobile: +47 90 78 67 01
Office: +47 22 93 72 26

Morten joined Arctic Securities in 2018. Morten previously worked for Nordea (2013-2018), Fearnley Securities (2013-2008) and Kaupthing Bank (2004-2008). He has been in equity research his entire career. He holds an Master in finance from the Norwegian Business School (NHH).    .

Anna Hallsten

Branch Manager Arctic Securities Sweden

Mobile: +46 727 26 16 72
Office: +46 844 68 61 01

Anna was previously CEO and co-founder of Nordic Fixed Income AB (2011-2015). She was head of Fixed Income at E. Öhman J:or Fondkommission and has experience from Investment Management (2000-2005) and Corporate Finance (1997-2000). She holds a MS from Stockholm School of Economics.

Kjetil A. Marthinsen

Chief Technology Officer

Mobile: +47 48 40 31 78
Office: +47 21 01 31 78

Kjetil is a University College Graduate in Computer Science from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and has been a part of Arctic Securities' Technology department since 2007. Kjetil was appointed Co-Head of IT in 2015, and joined Arctic Securities' management team as Chief Technology Officer in 2018.

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