DEFINITION of Copenhagen Stock Exchange - CSE

The Copenhagen Stock Exchange serves as Denmark's official market for securities. The CSE became a limited company in 1996 and lists shares, fixed income instruments, and derivatives. The exchange uses an electronic ordering system to facilitate efficient order matching.

BREAKING DOWN Copenhagen Stock Exchange - CSE

The Copenhagen Stock Exchange is a member of the OMX Exchange group, which is now part of Nasdaq and is made up of the Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Iceland exchanges The CSE manages the C20, a stock index containing 20 of the exchange's blue chip companies. Investors can buy or sell futures and options with the C20 Index as the underlying asset.

Nasdaq Nordic

Denmark's economy is among the most developed in the world. "Denmark’s economy performs notably well in administrative efficiency. Open-market policies sustain flexibility, competitiveness, and large trade and investment flow, and the transparent and efficient regulatory and legal environment encourage robust entrepreneurial activity. Banking regulations are sensible, and lending practices are prudent," according to the Heritage Foundation.  

Parent company Nasdaq states that it's "the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to approximately 3,900 total listings with a market value of approximately $13 trillion."