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ISFI (Icelandic State Financial Investments) is the state’s holding company on the financial market, while the reconstruction and restoration of the financial system is still in progress. ISFI aims to ensure that the administration of the holdings is professional and reliable.

ISFI is a state body with an independent Board of Directors which reports to the Minister of Finance. The body was established with Act no. 88/2009, which came into effect in August 2009. The Board of Directors of ISFI was appointed in September 2009, and the institution started to operate in January 2010.

ISFI manages the state’s holdings in financial undertakings, in accordance with the law, good governance and business practices and the state’s ownership policy at any given time. It also allots funds to financial companies on the state’s behalf, in accordance with Treasury budget allocations.

ISFI aims to restore and reconstruct a dynamic domestic financial market and promoting natural and effective competition in the market, to guarantee transparency in all decisions regarding the state’s participation in financial activities and ensure an effective dissemination of information to the public.

Board Membership

Are you interested in representing the state as a member of the board of directors of a bank or savings bank which the state holds a stake in?
Submit your candidacy by sending your resume by email to, which ISFI’s Selection Committee will have access to the next time it needs to select a new board member.




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Ownership policy