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Securities market and funds

The Central Bank of Iceland supervises, the activities of stock exchanges, regulated markets, multilateral trading facilities, central securities depositories, funds and fund management companies and disclosure obligations of issuers in accordance with Article 2 of Act no. 87/1998 on the Official Supervision of Financial Activities. The Central Bank also monitors market trading with the aim of ensuring normal price formation and that market participants operate in accordance with laws and regulations.

Market supervision

Securities market and funds


A public offering and admission of securities to trading on a regulated securities market is subject to the issuance of a prospectus. A prospectus is a synonym for a document or documents that must be issued due to a public offering of securities or the admission of securities to trading on a regulated securities market.

Approved prospectuses

EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation)

On 1 October 2018, Act No. 15/2018 on Derivatives, Central Counterparties, and Trade Repositories came into effect. This brought Regulation (EU) No. 648/2012 of the European Parliament and the Council on OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (commonly referred to as EMIR), into force in Iceland.

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