Looking for the best and most useful links for Financial Services professionals? Look no further! Below is a selection of our favorite links from working within FS.

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Table of Contents

1: Trading Schedules

Need to know when your favorite market is closed?

2: Securities

ISIN-lookups, futures symbols, stock prices, and much more.

3: Corporate Actions

List of IPO from some of the biggest stock markets.

4: Payments

IBAN-calculator, Swift and BIC codes, you name it - we got the link!

5: Reporting

Links to your favorite financial authority reporting site...

6: Other

In Sweden, we call it "Gott och Blandat", just a nice mix of FS links.

1: Trading Schedules

Global National Holiday Calendar

It may not contain every closed trading day, but pretty much every national holiday for all countries is in here. Isnโ€™t this a perfect Friday subprocess in Strivr? Getting a quick heads-up on what is closed in the upcoming week.

Nordic Nasdaq OMX Trading Hours

The complete resource for all holidays, trading hours, and much more for the nordic Nasdaq OMX markets - Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland, and Norway.

U.S. holidays and trading hours

Check bank holidays in the U.S. and their impact on trading services.

London Stock Exchange

Complete list of bank holidays for London Stock Exchange.

Bonus: Economic calendar

Need to know what's going on in the financial world today or tomorrow? What impact will the release of how many new homes were sold in USA or the Italian Business Confidence index impact the markets? Well, just click the link above and dig in deep!

2: Securities

ISIN Lookup - Stockmarket MBA

Cannot recognize the ISIN number? Received an email, but you are not sure if it is under the responsibility of your Administration Services? Use it for a quick check.

All Active Futures and Commodity Symbols

The ultimate cheat-list for all those exotic futures contracts. Wanna trade Orange Juice like Eddie Murphy in Trading Places? Find the symbol here (It's OJ, but don't tell anyone)!

Delivery months list for Futures and Options

A quick cheat-list for listing all the Letters corresponding to the correct delivery month ๐Ÿ™. Maybe add it to your Futures rebalancing process in Strivr?

Visual Trading Calendar for Nordic options and futures

Visual overview of 2020-2022, print it out, frame it, and put it on your wall - the perfect gift to the futures nerd!

Yahoo Finance

Need some quick info and price of a stock - and someone is hogging the Bloomberg Terminal? Look no further, don't do your fund valuation with these quotes but as a sanity check for that newly bought security? Go for it!

3: Corporate Actions

IPO List for Nasdaq markets

A list of all current and upcoming IPOs on Nasdaq Global, NYSE, Nasdaq Capital, Nasdaq Global Select.

IPO List for LSE, London Stock Exchange

New issues on London Stock Exchange. That's pretty much it, I have nothing else to say.

IPO List for Euronext markets

Paris Amsterdam, Dublin, Oslo, Brussels, Lisbon? Euronext Access? Euronext Growth? Just good old Euronext? Yes, box! This site has it all (my personal favorite - user friendly and lots of info!) Ultimate IPO list for Sweden

The first non-official link, but the people running have done a great job. Ask anyone working with Swedish corporate actions their top-3 resources and I bet 1 euro that they will say (e-mail me at [email protected] if I'm wrong - but you need to provide me another link!)

IPOHUB List of European IPO's and offers

Broaden the scope and find the latest investment opportunities, IPOs & offers across Europe.

IPO List for US Markets

Click the link above to get an extensive list of all upcoming and future US IPO's.

Takeover Panel Disclosure Table - UK

Details of offeree companies and offerors currently in an offer period. Positions and dealings in relevant securities must be disclosed under Rule 8 of the Code (read summary here

4: Payments

Calculate Iban from bank code and account number

IBAN Calculator

Convert your BBAN to the equivalent IBAN, make sure you are using the correct bank account number. Update your payment process description in Strivr with links and reduce your staff dependencies, make onboarding processes simpler.

Validate IBAN - Nordic bank edition

Danske Bank
Check that you are executing international payment by using the correct IBAN, simplify your reconciliation processes, and avoid refund discrepancies ๐Ÿค‘.

Swift/BIC codes

Use this link if you need to find the right SWIFT/BIC code for your transfer. If you are sending or receiving money between banks internationally, you may be asked for Swift code. Update your payment process description in Strivr with links.

Bank codes and IBAN Look-up search

Could be used when you need to double-check whether any mistakes were made when transferring cash. Find, calculate, and check bank codes including SWIFT, IBAN, and routing number here.

Search Bankgirot number (Swedish)

Check that you are paying to the right BG number, simplify your reconciliation processes, and avoid refund discrepancies.

5: Reporting

Report to Swedish Finansinspektion - Login

Tired of clicking around to find the schedule and reporting link? Just use the links above ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ

Report to Brittish FCA Connect - Login

Another site to report to - what if you had a euro, pound, or dollar for every reporting you've done?

6: Other fun(d) stuff ๐Ÿ˜

The Bible โ€“ Investopedia

Whether you are looking for a definition of AuM or the full explanation of CDS, this is your best source! (or? Do you have a better link? Send it!)

Looking for a new system? Wealth Mosaic

In the market for a new system to your operations team? Look no further! Wealth Mosaic's marketplace contains 1000's of Providers and Solutions for the Financial Industry. Everything from trading platforms, portfolio systems to financial planning software (and Strivr of course).

A quick guide to Execution, Clearing, and Settlement

A great text that gives an easy, yet in-depth, overview of the whole process of trading securities, from execution to settlement.


A nice glossary with short, explanations. Perfect as a first pit-stop on your journey to Corporate Actions enlightenment.

Guide to the different security identifiers

ISIN, SEDOL, CUSIP, SEDOL - Why? How? Learn more here.

Time to take care of your own portfolio, not only your clients?

Have a look at Seeking Alpha, trends, analysis, and ideas on how to get those precious hard-earned euros to grow! (Many people ask me how I chose my investments - I don't! Running a startup doesn't make you Bill Gates -well, not yet anyway... ๐Ÿคž)

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