Spotlight Stock Market
Spotlight Stock Market , until May 2018 Aktietorget , is a marketplace for trading in shares and other financial instruments , which is maintained by ATS Finans AB. Legally, the marketplace is a so-called "trading platform".
The founder of the think tank The New Welfare , Patrik Engellau , came up with a proposal in 1995 to create an alternative trading venue outside the Stockholm Stock Exchange .The objective was to enable companies that did not meet the requirements to be listed on the stock exchange to receive capital injections during a growth phase. Often, this was a company in the growth phase and with a short history. 1997-1998, when the stock market monopoly was abolished, Spotlight Stock Market, then under the name Aktietorget AB, was founded as one of the first alternative trading venues in Sweden