Leader in exchange trade
Landsbankinn had the largest market share on the bond market in the Stock Exchange in 2017, or 17.9%. The Bank had the second largest share in equities, or 20.3%. Competition is fierce, with nine market members, and the Bank's leadership is clear-cut.
Landsbankinn's Markets continuously work to increase its services. Three new funds were created in 2017; Eignadreifing Virði, Eignadreifing Vöxtur and Eignadreifing Langtíma. All funds are investment funds under active management. They are suited to customers who wish to invest in the well diversified and mixed portfolios of funds that consist of deposits, bonds and equities.
The FX market
The FX market underwent a great deal of change with the lifting of capital controls. Companies gained better access to hedges and the Central Bank of Iceland ceased making regular transactions in the market. Turnover on the interbank market contracted between years, as the CBI had been a significant presence. Increased freedom has led to a spike in FX transactions by both private individuals and companies and increased volatility will lead to more challenges. Landsbankinn is a leader on the FX market and as a consultant on hedging.
Access to all main global markets
Following the abolition of capital controls, interest in overseas investment has grown. Landsbankinn offers a wide range of products in investments abroad and has access to all main global markets. The Bank collaborates with well-known investment firms, such as AllianceBernstein, BlackRock, Carnegie Funds, T. Rowe Price Funds, UBS and Axa Investment, and Landsbréf hf., the Bank's subsidiary, manages funds that invest abroad.