Financial Institutions

Financial institutions serve most people in society, as financial operations are a critical part of any economy.

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A journey of transformation

Norway has an open and well diversified financial services industry. Being part of the European Economic Area (EEA), the regulatory regime is based on EU legislation. There are a large number of foreign institutions operating in Norway, especially within the banking sector.

The overall responsibility for financial services industry legislation resides with the Ministry of Finance, the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority and the Norwegian Central Bank. Arctic Securities’ independence and dedicated efforts over many years has led Arctic to become the leading advisor on financial services transactions in Norway.

The financial services industry constitutes at least 20% of the global economy. In addition to macroeconomic factors, there are emerging trends that will have a lasting impact on the financial services industry. The future of financial services depends on numerous factors: the impact of risk and regulation, cyber and financial crime, new financial service technologies and FinTech - not to mention the changing face of the customer. For companies in this sector to evolve they need to create innovative ways to elevate the customer experience and/or drive a digital transformation that delivers better results for its customers.

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We provide in-depth knowledge

We have acted as advisor to companies and financial sponsors within all the relevant sub-sectors of the financial services industry, ranging from large commercial banks, life and P&C insurers to a large number of local and regional savings banks, consumer finance providers, payment processers and debt purchasing and collection agencies. We have advised governmental institutions on transactions and other financial and strategic matters, including several government ministries. We provide in-depth knowledge of the operational aspects of the sector, combined with a detailed understanding of the regulatory regime.

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Investment Banking

Arctic Securities is a leading investment banking advisor and transaction manager with extensive experience and expertise from the Nordic market. We offer our clients financial services including equity (ECM) and debt (DCM) capital markets, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), corporate restructurings and structured finance.


Arctic Securities Research department consists of experienced credit and equity research analysts, highly recognized both locally and by international institutions. Our teams of sector specialists provide independent research to domestic and international clients which covers the whole capital structure of a company.

Fixed Income & Equity Sales

Arctic Securities’ Equity and Fixed Income Sales team consists of experienced salespeople with an extensive client base among Nordic, US, UK, and other international institutions.

Insurance Brokering & Advisory

Arctic Insurance is a Norwegian insurance broker in a market with many international participants. This ensures our customers the best starting point for accurate risk analysis and optimal insurance solutions.

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Petter Bakken

Petter Bakken

Founding Partner & Head of Investment Banking

Alexander Jost 2

Alexander Jost

Head of Research

Robert Christiansen 1

Robert Christiansen

Head of Sales