Straumur was founded in October 1986 as the Equity Fund (Hlutabréfasjóðurinn hf.) – an incentive for individuals in Iceland to invest in shares – and by 2001 it had become an investment company.
Founded as an Icelandic investment fund in 1986, Straumur has evolved into an integrated financial services firm with a reputation for fast response in meeting client needs and a willingness to support clients with their own capital where required.
The services provided include:
Straumur provides a wide range of investment banking services to their clients in the Northern and Central European region and to international investors.
Their primary focus is on delivering excellent service to their clients, supported where appropriate by the Bank’s strong capital resources. They are energetic and decisive and take pride in their reputation for quick, responsive service and their flexible approach.
Straumur’s Asset Management group, eQ Asset Management, provides banking and investment services – including deposits and loans, mutual funds, discretionary asset management, capital-guaranteed investment products, and private banking – for institutional and private investors.
Straumur provides corporate, institutional and high net worth clients with securities brokerage, sales trading and over-the-counter (OTC) services across most global asset classes, including equities, fixed income, commodities, foreign exchange and their derivatives.
Straumur advises companies and private equity investors on mergers, acquisitions and equity and debt financing.
They adopt a partnership approach with their clients designed to build long-term relationships. Their solutions frequently include support with their own capital to ensure smooth completion of transactions.
Straumur Debt Finance provides clients with tailored debt financing solutions, frequently in the context of an acquisition or refinancing. They also offer debt advisory services, providing independent advice on all aspects of financing.
Straumur Capital Management (SCM)
Straumur Capital Management (SCM) provides fund management services to institutional and high net worth clients through a range of investment and co-investment vehicles that complement their activities in other business lines.