Nasdaq, Inc. history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

   Nasdaq, Inc. is a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York, United States.


   Nasdaq owns and operates the following stock exchanges:

  • Nasdaq Stock Exchange New York;
  • Philadelphia Stock Exchange;
  • Boston Stock Exchange;
  • Nasdaq Copenhagen;
  • Nasdaq Helsinki;
  • Nasdaq Iceland;
  • Nasdaq Riga;
  • Nasdaq Stockholm;
  • Nasdaq Tallinn;
  • Nasdaq Vilnius.


   NASDAQ’s origins date back to 1985 when Iceland Stock Exchange ICEX established OM.

   In 1997, SOM (Finland’s Options Market) and HAP merged into HEX Ltd.

   In 1998, OM and Stockholm Stock Exchange merged into OM Group.

   In 1999, HEX and Finnish Central Depository formed HEX Group.

   In 2003, OM AB and HEX Group merged into OMHEX.

   In 2004, OMHEX brand name was changed to OMX.

   In 2007, NASDAQ acquired the Swedish-Finnish financial company that controls 7 Nordic and Baltic stock exchanges OMX to form NASDAQ OMX Group.

   In 2007, NASDAQ also acquired the Boston Stock Exchange and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.

   In 2013, NASDAQ OMX acquired Thomson Reuters’ investor relations, public relations and multimedia businesses

   In 2015, NASDAQ OMX became Nasdaq.

   With more than 5,000 employees, Nasdaq, Inc. is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.nasdaq.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “Nasdaq“.