National Bank of Denmark divests stake in securities firm

National Bank of Denmark
Rachael King

The National Bank of Denmark will divest from its ownership in the securities management sector, it said on April 23.

The central bank will sell its 24.2% share of VP securities to Euronext. The institution has co-owned VP securities since 2000, when it became a public limited company. The central bank notes that over the years, the European Union has liberalised the sector in order to create a single market for securities services and to boost competition.

“Historically, Danmarks Nationalbank

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