The Bank of Finland Museum presents highlights from different decades in the 100-year history of Helsinki Stock Exchange. The exchange has changed with time towards its current role as an international trading forum. Economic upheavals over the years have all been reflected in its work: upswings and downswings, wartime, post-war reconstruction, financial market liberalisation and ongoing internationalisation. Stock exchange operations have not previously been presented so extensively in Finland.
Finland’s first formal stock exchange session was held on 7 October 1912, although the routes of stock exchange trading stretch back to the 1860s. Trading was at first irregular, with shares and other securities being traded at occasional unofficial auctions. Regular, organised stock exchange activities began in October 1912 in the present-day stock exchange premises on Fabianinkatu in Helsinki.
The exhibition will open on 29 January 2013 and continue through until late summer.
The Bank of Finland Museum is located at Snellmaninkatu 2 in the Kruununhaka district of central Helsinki. Entrance is free of charge.
For additional information please contact the museum’s curator, Jaakko Koskentola, tel. +358 10 831 2981.
The trading floor of the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 1937. The electronic notation board was first used in 1935.