|FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY
The Financial Supervisory Authority is the government body charged with monitoring companies operating in the financial market. Our brief from the public – parliament and government – is to contribute to the financial system working effectively and complying with the requirements for stability. We also ensure good consumer protection in the financial sector.
|THE SWEDISH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE BOARD
The task of the board is to manage the Swedish Corporate Governance Code and in other ways promote good corporate governance in Swedish listed companies. The Swedish Corporate Governance Code is a collection of guidelines for good corporate governance that all listed companies are obliged to implement.
|THE SWEDISH SECURITIES COUNCIL
Through statements, advice and information, the Swedish Securities Council promotes good practice in the Swedish stock market.
|SWEDISH SHAREHOLDERS’ ASSOCIATION
The Shareholders’ Association is an independent interest group that monitors the share market. The association frequently attends the AGMs of listed companies in order to protect the regular share holder by defending the protection of minority rights and equal treatment.
|MINISTRY OF FINANCE
The Ministry of Finance website provides information on future legislation, reports and opinions concerning the financial sector.
|THE SWEDISH COMPANIES REGISTRATION OFFICE
The Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) registers changes to company boards, articles of association, share capital, etc. and all such changes must be reported to them. Financial documents, such as annual reports, must also be registered with The Swedish Companies Registration Office.
|FINANCIAL REPORTING COUNCIL
The council acts to adapt and develop sound accounting practices and regular financial reporting for companies listed on any Swedish regulated market.
A source of information about books and courses in auditing, accounting, tax law, exchange law and several other areas. FAR Academy also publishes “Börsvolymen” (The Exchange Dossier), which is an annual edition that collates legal regulations, provisions and self-regulatory measures that concern stock exchanges.
Euroclear Sweden (Euroclear) started operations in 1971 under the name of “Värdepapperscentralen”, commonly known as VPC, and it has been part of the Euroclear Group since 2008. Euroclear provides share registers and other AGM related services.