Joakim Holmström, MuniFin and Henrik Husman, Nasdaq Helsinki
04/05/2019 - 10:00

Nasdaq Helsinki is the new listing venue for MuniFin’s bonds

MuniFin will start listing bonds issued under its MTN programme on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.

On April 5 MuniFin listed its four outstanding benchmark bonds on Nasdaq Helsinki. The bonds are issued under MuniFin’s EUR 30 billion euro medium term note programme (EMTN.)

The listing of these bonds marks the first step in Munifin’s ambition to list all their new bonds under the program requiring listing on Nasdaq Helsinki. A euro medium term note is a medium-term, flexible debt instrument designed to make it easy for issuers to raise capital and enter foreign markets.

– We are pleased to use Nasdaq Helsinki for all our future bond listings. MuniFin is one of the most active bond issuers in Finland and we have a diversified and growing investor base around the globe. Nasdaq Helsinki is a well-recognised stock exchange and a natural choice for us, said Joakim Holmström, Head of Capital Markets at MuniFin.

– We are dedicated towards building a strong and dynamic Nordic financial market and are keen to partner with MuniFin in it. Last year we launched a dedicated Sustainable Bond market in Finland, and MuniFin was the first issuer to list green bonds on Nasdaq Helsinki. MuniFin is a market leader and we are pleased with their decision to list additional bonds in Helsinki today. We look forward to developing a booming bond market in Finland and hope MuniFin’s decision will inspire other issuers to join the market, said Henrik Husman, President of Nasdaq Helsinki.

– MuniFin’s green bond listing last year attracted a lot of attention and we believe it contributed to a pipeline of prospective new green bond issuers in Finland. There is no doubt in our minds that the Finnish market will see more green bonds being issued in the coming years as the market is amongst the most mature in terms of sustainability and transparency, said Ann-Charlotte Eliasson, Head of Nordic Fixed Income listings at Nasdaq.