Equity turnover on HEX Integrated Markets, the four newly integrated markets of Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn and Riga, averaged Euros 1,931 million a day in September, to hit a monthly total of Euros 42.5 billion. This was a record, at least by comparison with the pro forma figures of the pre-merger figures. It was also the best month for Stockholmsb?rsen since April 2002, with shares changing hands at an average of Euros 1,301 million a day to hit Euros 28.6 billion.
September was also the best month ever in derivatives trading for HEX Integrated Markets (compared to monthly pro forma figures) and the average daily volume amounted to 359 447 contracts per day. It was also the best month ever for Stockholmsb?rsen. Average daily volume amounted to 347 732 contracts per day in September (the previous record, achieved in January this year, was 329 805).
Swedish OM and Finnish HEX completed their merger to form OMHEX , the largest securities market in Northern Europe, on 4 September. The company consists of OM Technology and HEX Integrated Markets. Through its exchange operations within Stockholmsb?rsen, HEX Helsinki, HEX Tallinn and HEX Riga, HEX Integrated Markets offers investors access to 80 per cent of the Nordic equity market and 75 per cent of the Baltic equity market.