Arctic Securities


Management Group

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Mads Henrik Syversen


Mads was previously CEO in SEB Enskilda (2000-2007), in addition to being Country Manager for SEB in Norway (2004-2007). 

Prior to that he worked with Orkla Finans/Enskilda Securities, holding senior positions within equities and corporate finance (1987-2000) and with Den norske Creditbank as a broker (1982-1986).

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Hege Marthinussen

Deputy CEO

Hege previously worked at Storebrand Investment Management (1998-2008) with compliance and risk control, product development and as a credit analyst. Prior to this she worked with treasury management. 

Hege holds an MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) and an MSc in Statistics and Operations Research from Stern School of Business, New York University.

Petter Bakken

Petter Bakken

Founding Partner & Head of Investment Banking

Petter started his career in SEB in Frankfurt from 1987- 1990, thereafter from 1991 till 2007 in Orkla Finans , merged into SEB Enskilda in 2000. He was head of corporate finance in Norway from 1994- 2007. Since the foundation of Arctic Securities in 2007, he has worked in the corporate finance department both as an client executive in addition to various management positions. Petter holds a Diplom Kaufmann degree from Univerität Mannheim in Germany (1982-1987).

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Robert Christiansen

Head of Sales

Robert joined Arctic Securities in April 2019. He previously worked as Head of International & Nordic Credit Sales at Nordea Markets. Robert holds a MSc in Finance from BI Norwegian Business School.

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Alexander Jost

Head of Research

Alexander joined Arctic Securities in October 2019. He previously worked for ABG Sundal Collier (2017-2019) and SEB (2011-2017). He has worked with credit his entire career. 

Alexander holds an MSC in Business and Economics from BI Norwegian Business School and a BSc in Finance from the same institution.

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Kjetil Bakken

Head of Group Strategy

Kjetil joined Arctic in 2007. He previously worked as Associate Director in UBS Corporate Finance, London, focusing on Nordic financial institutions (2005-2007) and as an Analyst in Corporate Finance with Deutsche Bank in London (2002-2005). He holds an MA in Business & Finance from The University of Edinburgh.

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Mads Barås Bye

Head of People

Mads previously worked within HR at Norges Bank / Norges Bank Investment Management from 2009 to 2021, and his last position was as Head of People and Organisational Development across the the Central Bank and NBIM organizations. Prior to this he worked in HR roles at Microsoft and Tandberg, and before that as a consultant within executive search and management consulting. Mads holds a Master in Business and Economics (siviløkonom) from BI Norwegian Business School.

Extended management team

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Bjørn Løvenskiold

Co-Head of Investment Banking

Bjørn joined Arctic in 2007. He previously worked with SEB Enskilda, holding various positions in Corporate Finance in London and Oslo (1994-2007), having started his career with Ernst & Young in the US (1991-1993). 

Bjørn holds a BSc in Business Administration from Universität Mannheim/the University of Southern California and an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Peder Friis

Peder Friis

Head of Equity Sales & Trading

Peder has more than 25 years of experience from various positions including research, equity sales and equity trading. Peder joined Arctic in 2009. He previously worked with Orkla Finans, SEB Enskilda, Alfred Berg ABN Amro and Kaupthing Bank. Peder holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boston University.

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Runar Meland

Head of ECM Sales

Runar joined Arctic Securities in 2017. He has experience as a broker from Fokus Fonds (1993-94), Christiania Fonds (1994-96) and Elcon Securities/First Securities/Swedbank (1996-2014). 

Runar was co-founder of First Securities in 1999 and Head of Sales for 6 years. Runar was also Head of Sales, Norway in Nordea Markets (2014-17). He has an MBA in Finance from NHH.

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Christian Falkenberg Kjøde

Chief Compliance Officer

Christian was previously the Head of Section at Finanstilsynet (2016-2021) for the supervision of financial reporting and prospectuses. Prior to that he was Department Head of Analyses and Investigations at the Market Surveillance department at Oslo Børs (1999-2016). Christian holds an MSc in Business and Economics from the BI Norwegian Business School.

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Kjetil A. Marthinsen

Chief Technology Officer

Kjetil is a University College Graduate in Computer Science from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and has been a part of Arctic Securities' Technology department since 2007. 

Kjetil was appointed Co-Head of IT in 2015, and joined Arctic Securities' management team as Chief Technology Officer in 2018.

Sindre Fjaertoft

Sindre Fjærtoft

Head of Communication

Sindre has 15+ years of experience within corporate communications. He specializes in strategic communication, corporate messaging, and PR. Prior to joining Arctic, Sindre worked 3 years as Head of Communications in SpareBank 1 Forvaltning and ODIN. He holds a Master in Media Studies from the University of Oslo.