Sweden’s Riksbank Announces Mats Eklund as Head of IT and Digitalization Unit

Mats Eklund has been announced as the new Head of Information Technology and Digitalization Department at Riksbank.

The Executive Board of the Riksbank has reportedly appointed Mats Eklund new Head of the Information Technology and Digitalization Department.

Mats comes most recently from “a position as Head of IT at Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.”

He will take up the position on 1 October 2024.

Until Mats Eklund takes up his post, Johan Acharius will continue “as Acting Head of the Information Technology and Digitalisation Department.”

In other updates, Riksbank shared the report, entitled Swedish Financial Market 2024: The financial system is large, complex and constantly evolving.

As mentioned in the update, the financial system fulfils “an important function in society, for both private individuals and businesses.”

As explained in the report, the financial market is “evolving rapidly, with constantly new participants and a growing range of services.”

The new edition of the report The Swedish Financial Market “provides a comprehensive overview of the Swedish financial system.”

The report describes the financial system “in terms of its basic functions and key participants.”

The report focuses on describing the system at “an overarching level, demonstrating its size and pointing out the links and connections between different participants.”

It addresses the role of households, businesses and the public sector in the system and describes the key intermediaries “such as banks, fund managers and insurance and pension firms.”

It also provides an overview of “the financial infrastructure used for payments and securities transactions.”

Governor Erik Thedéen said:

“We are pleased to be able to publish The Swedish Financial Market again, which has been a very popular report over the years. The aim of the report is to help increase knowledge and understanding of the functioning and development of the financial system. The report is primarily aimed at students and interested members of the public, but also at professional financial market participants.”

The Swedish financial market was last released back in 2016.

The goal is to publish the report “on a regular basis.”

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