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Investment Banking

Our investment banking division provides a range of professional services in the fields of securities and foreign exchange transactions and corporate finance services.

Capital Markets

Our market trading division provides customers with comprehensive services in securities and foreign exchange brokerage. Kvika has forged a strong position for itself in the foreign exchange market and is the only bank offering foreign exchange trading on the new, transformational Keldan foreign exchange market. Our market trading operations also enable customers to trade stocks and bonds on all of the world’s major markets, while experts offer professional advice and personalised services tailored to the needs of professional investors.

Derivatives trading

Our market trading division provides customers with comprehensive services in securities and foreign exchange brokerage. Kvika has forged a strong position for itself in the foreign exchange market and is the only bank offering foreign exchange trading on the new, transformational Keldan foreign exchange market.

Professional advice

Our market trading operations also enable customers to trade stocks and bonds on all of the world’s major markets, while experts offer professional advice and personalised services tailored to the needs of professional investors.

Comprehensive services

Kvika offers comprehensive services regarding foreign exchange trading – both traditional foreign exchange spot transactions and hedging by means of forward contracts enabling customers to secure forward rates for trade in goods and services.

Derivatives trading

Our market trading division offers clients derivative transactions subject to certain conditions. These transactions take the form of swaps with the bank, where deposits or securities can be used as collateral for the agreement.

Custody of securities

Kvika handles custody of securities for customers according to a specific tariff. Customers are advised to contact Kvika staff for information on opening custodial accounts. Kvika is a direct member of the Icelandic Stock Exchange.

Easy access to foreign markets

Kvika is a direct member of the Icelandic Stock Exchange. Kvika also has easy access to all major markets in Europe and the United States.

Together with Keldan, Kvika has been responsible for developing the Keldan foreign exchange market. Kvika’s foreign exchange trading is unique in that all transactions are made via the unique market in Iceland.

Feel free to contact our Market trading division at kvika@kvika.is

Corporate Finance

Kvika provides advice on the acquisition, sale and merger of companies and business entities.

Corporate acquisitions, sales and mergers

Kvika provides advice on the acquisition, sale and merger of companies and business entities. Corporate Finance’s role is often to oversee such processes, explore opportunities, perform valuations, analyse value-adding factors, offer methodological advice, handle negotiations, and wrap up transactions. Kvika’s role includes offering independent advice with the aim of safeguarding its customers’ interests.


Financing businesses via stock or bond auctions

Over the years, many Icelandic businesses and institutions have issued securities to finance their operations, investments or loan payments (refinancing). Pension funds and mutual funds are important and powerful investors who can finance the operations and growth of business. Our Corporate Finance division helps businesses with refinancing loans with financial institutions, by assisting in the drafting of auction documents and analyses and giving advice on offers received.


Listing and delisting stocks and bonds

To facilitate trading, securities are listed on the Iceland Stock Exchange. Businesses do not need to have their stocks listed on the Iceland Stock Exchange in order to request listing of a bond series. Listing a bond series increases the liquidity of bonds in an initial public offering. The process of listing on the Iceland Stock Exchange is a demanding task that requires overview and expertise. Our corporate finance division has extensive experience in handling listings and delistings of shares and bonds.

Feel free to contact our Corporate finance team at corpfin@kvika.is